As with the ancient people who were attracted to the area, so can visitors now see the natural resources that has made this area continuously thrive throughout England’s history.
There are a number of parks in the area, which can provide a connection to the area’s landscape. Staunton County Park – easily accessible by train or road – is another attraction that celebrates the area’s natural beauty. Children can get an introduction to the agricultural history of the area by visiting the farm, and there are numerous options for cycling, fishing, and just relaxing among the plants. During the holiday season, Staunton Park becomes home to a number of Christmas events for both visitors and the local community.
For those who enjoy outdoor activities, the coastal area surrounding Havant is full of walking and cycling trails, allowing visitors to take in the beauty of the environment first-hand. A 13-mile path called the Staunton Way leads to the Queen Elizabeth County Park, which is excellent for those who walk or jog.
Nearby Hayling Island has some of England’s most beautiful beaches and many of the amenities that seaside resorts offer. Plus, it is home to Funland Amusement Park, which is great for travellers with children who may need a break from the historical and cultural activities in the area. For travellers looking for water sports in the warmer months, the Island is home to plenty of options for windsurfing, sailing, and kitesurfing.
Bird watching is a big activity in the coastal region as there are many unique species in the area. Both Chichester Harbour and Langstone Harbour are areas of conservation where visitors can take in some of the local bird and aquatic wildlife. In Langstone, visitors can see the unique artificial lagoon created in the mid-90s, once home to the area’s attempts at oyster farming but now a breeding ground for some native types of bird.