Open Spaces 




The Hampshire Countryside Service manages around 3,000 miles of public footpaths, bridleways and unsurfaced roads, which are maintained locally by teams who work with landowners to keep vegetation under control and ensure that paths are kept clear.

The legal record of Rights of Way is kept under constant review by the map team in Winchester. is the official website for the Countryside Code.

You will find maps of Open Access land in England contains contains ideas of what to do in the countryside, maps, local walks in your area, details of the new right of access to Access Land, commonly known as the 'right to roam', and lots more

Follow the links below to ensure that you know how to respect, protect and enjoy the countryside…

Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs

Leave gates and property as you find them

Protect plants and animals and take your litter home

Keep dogs under close control

Consider other people