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Queen Elizabeth Country Park

East Hampshire

Type:Country / Royal Park

Gravel Hill, Horndean, Hampshire, PO8 0QE

Tel: +44 023 9259 5040

Mountain Biking at Queen Elizabeth Country Park


With over 2000 acres of downland and woodland, Queen Elizabeth Country Park is located in the South Downs National Park and makes for a great day out for all. Enjoy the views at the top of Butser Hill, the highest point on the South Downs, or let your children enjoy the play areas – older children will love the adventure trail, and the younger ones with have great fun running around the animal themed play area.

For those wanting something a bit more adventurous, there are plenty of walking routes to choose from, whether you’re looking for a short stroll or a longer ramble. Or, take to the trails and explore the park on your bike! The park offers a variety of mountain bike trails for both the beginner and the keen cyclist.

Outdoor Activities: Within the grounds of Queen Elizabeth Country Park there are some fantastic adventure sports for people and groups of all ages, such as off road driver training, Paragliding/Hang gliding and Wayfaring and orienteering.

Cycling: Queen Elizabeth Country Park offers a number of exhilarating cycle routes. The country park has trails for both the beginner and the keen cyclist.

Walking: Enjoy over 2,000 acres of open access woodland and downland to explore throughout the seasons. Walks and route details can be picked up from the visitors centre or downloaded from the park's website.

Play areas: Let the children loose in the fantastic play areas. For children aged eight and over there is an extensive range of equipment at the Adventure Play Trail near the Juniper BBQ site. Also for children under 8 years there is a range of animal themed play equipment in the Tots Play Area close to the Visitor Centre.

Dogs are welcome in the country park but please be aware that livestock grave on Butser Hill.

Queen Elizabeth Park's Cafe is a great place to relax after exploring the park. The cafe offers home-made, locally sourced food, meals, snacks and cakes. Plus tea, coffee and hot chocolate. The cafe is open weekdays from 10am and weekend from 9.30am.

Find out more about the South Downs National Park and discover nearby places to eat, accommodation and events.



  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Hearing loop at reception
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Cafeteria, 60 max. Parties by arrangement. Barbecues by arrangement.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge)


Map & Directions

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Cafe opens at 10am Check website for visitor centre opening times.

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