Staunton Way - Chalton to Ditcham Park

A short history of the Staunton Way

The Staunton Way is a 8.5 to 20.5 mile route from Queen Elizabeth Country Park, near Petersfield on the South Downs to Staunton Country Park near Havant.

You can walk the whole route or one of the six sections, each offering a good day out. There are many interesting buildings and places to visit along the route. The route is well sign posted with the logo of a roe deer on a green arrow.

It's named after Sir George Staunton, an early 19th century Portsmouth MP. He created a country estate, which now forms the Staunton Country Park.


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From Chalton, the Way climbs high onto the tranquil and lonely downs to Ditcham Park School.

From this point there are stunning views over southern Hampshire. In the distance you may even glimpse the shimmer of the Solent and beyond, the Isle of Wight.