Stockbridge Down Wildlife and History Walk


Type:Nature Trail / Watching

Stockbridge Down, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO51 0LP

Tel: +44 01794 340 757

Stockbridge Down, Hampshire


As one of a number of remnant features in the surrounding landscape, Stockbridge Down offers a gateway to the past that is still relevant today.

Take a walk along this serene yet fascinating landscape to: rest on a bench erected in honour of Rosalind Hill, which donated Stockbridge Down to the National Trust in 1947; see the views from the lookout post at Woolbury Ring, an Iron Age hill fort with hand-dug ramparts, thought to be over 3,000 years old; walk across some of the best-preserved (and oldest – between 3,000 and 4,000 years old!) lynchets in the country; and photograph the 30+ species of butterflies, juniper trees and other rare flora and fauna.

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  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Dogs welcome - Dogs are welcome but please keep them under close control due to livestock in the area.
  • Open all year round

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • On site parking close by

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Circular Route
  • Easy Route


Map & Directions

Road Directions

The car park is 1 mile (1.6km) east of Stockbridge village and 7 miles (11.3km) west of Winchester, on the B3049 Stockbridge to Winchester road.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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