Getting Active Outdoors

Being active outdoors can benefit both your mental and physical health. Reconnecting with nature, spending time with loved ones or learning new skills are just a few of the things the outdoors have to offer.

Hampshire offers a wide range of activity for everyone regardless of experience, ability, background or budget. Whether you enjoying getting active alone or in a group, there’s plenty to choose from. So, let’s explore what’s just beyond your doorstep…

It’s a perfect way to unplug and de-stress from the demands of the modern world.

Emma (Hampshire resident) on walking

Taking The First Step

Some activities can seem quite daunting. But the first step is always to try something you’re comfortable with.

Grab a friend and try a new walking route or get on your bike and take a different turn than usual. These are all great places to start. If you’re looking for something a little more wild (like outdoor swimming), there are also plenty of local groups to join. Why not try our local activity finder to see what’s happening near you.

You don't need to be an expert to get enjoyment from the outdoors. Whether it’s walking, cycling, paddling, swimming or climbing - you just have to be willing to give them a go!

Grenville, founder of Outdoor Nation

Where To Start

Outdoor Activity Finder

Outdoor Nation helps you to discover outdoor activities that are right for you.

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Getting Started

Use these guides to learn how to get started with outdoor activities.

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Be Inspired by Hampshire Residents

Country Walking – A Life-long Love

Walking: good for your body, mind and connecting with family.

Finding Freedom on Two Wheels

Anne wants to help others gain confidence cycling.

Staying Active As A Family

Being active as a family can be a fun, bonding experience.

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