East Hampshire

East Hampshire

Type:Towns & Villages

Cycling in Hampshire on the South Downs


East Hampshire is a district located between the South Coast and London.  It includes the towns of Alton, Petersfield and Whitehill and Bordon, along with the larger villages of Horndean, Liphook, Liss and Four Marks.  It covers a total area of 514 square km's and is predominately rural.  It is home to some of most beautiful Hampshire countryside including the South Downs and has strong literary links as Jane Austen lived here and Edward Thomas (poet) who lived in Steep and Flora Thompson (writer) who came to Liphook in 1916. 

The city of Winchester is located in central and East Hampshire.  You'll find a host of unspoilt villages, heritage sites and wonderful walks in East Hampshire, alongside a vibrant historic city, a regular events calendar with strong links to literary, the great outdoors and rural tourism.  

Top Ten Places to Visit and things to do in East Hampshire

1. Discover the historic city of Winchester including the famous Winchester Cathedral where Jane Austen is buried.

2. Visit the home of Jane Austen and discover the area that inspired her, Chawton

3. Explore the ancient forest at Alice Holt, Bordon

4. Head out on two wheels along King Alfred's Way a 220-mile cycle route around the ancient county of Wessex including part of the South Downs Way.

5. Let of some steam at the Grade 2 listed country park with farm and gardens - Sir George Staunton Country Park, Havant

6. Explore Buster Ancient Farm, a unique experimental archaeology research centre, Chalton

7. Don't miss Jane Austen Regency Week in June, Alton

8. Make a stop at the market town of Alresford, home of the Hampshire watercress industry and the annual Watercress Festival in May.

9. Visit Gilbert White’s House and Gardens in Selborne, this first ecologist and a famous eighteenth century naturalist.

10. Pay a visit to the village of Grayshott, just four miles from the Surrey border and home to Grayshott Pottery and Grayshott Spa, with lots of famous connections including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Alfred Lord Tennyson, the actor Colin Firth.

Towns and Villages in East Hampshire

Distances show are from the city of Winchester

Chawton (16 miles)

Alton (18 miles)

Selborne (18 miles)

Petersfield (20 miles)

Liss (22 miles)

Bordon and Whitehill (23 miles)

Liphook (26 miles)

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