Running or jogging in Hampshire is one of the best ways to explore more of this region at a more upbeat pace than walking and often to areas you cannot access via 4 wheels. To help you discover the most beautiful places to run, please view 20 of the top running routes in Hampshire. Click on any of the routes for more details and browse useful tips and photos uploaded by other runners.
Please view more of the best running trails here where you can explore the most popular running trails across the county with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from runners, hikers, campers and nature lovers.
New Forest National Park
The New Forest National Park offers more than 140 miles of tracks and footpaths and you may well find yourself running past free-roaming cattle, pigs, deer, donkeys and the famous New Forest ponies.
South Downs National Park
The South Downs National Park has plenty more footpaths, bridleways and byways waiting to be explored. The South Downs most famous walk is the 100 mile South Downs Way which can also be jogged if you so wish. Stretching from the historic city of Winchester in Hampshire right across to Eastbourne in East Sussex.
Butser Hill is one of the highest points in Hampshire and offers views across the county reaching as far as Portsmouth and even the Isle of Wight. The summit can be reached from several routes including the South Downs Way and Queen Elizabeth Country Park.
Hampshire has 230 miles of coastline which runs right along the Solent and on a clear day looks out over the Isle of Wight. Along the coast you’ll find the Solent Way, this marked trail contours along Hampshire’s coast and takes in the harbours, nature reserves and busy ports along the way. The county has several beaches which offer fantastic walks at any time of the year. Discover the beaches of Calshot, Southsea, Lepe Country Park, Hurst Spit and Milford-on-sea. See all beaches in Hampshire.
If you are a competitor then please view running events in Hampshire to see many of the better known running events locally, from shorter fun runs to more gruelling 70k ultra marathons.