Staunton Way - Ditcham Park to Queen Elizabeth Country 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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The route passes Ditcham Park School. It continues across the downs with several steep, strenuous ascents and descents.

Your reward is to drop down into the peaceful woodland of Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Refreshments are available at the Visitor Centre.