|AVON HEATH COUNTRY PARK RANGER BASE||Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints|
|Birch Road, St Ives, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 2DA|
Avon Heath County Park has nearly 600 acres of heathland with stands of pine trees and Birch woodland. The park is situated 2 miles west of Ringwood on the A31 and is accessible to families and people with a wide range of abilities and interests. The visitor centre and gift shop, children's playground, car park, cafe and toilets are all open through out the year.
|BLACKWATER VALLEY COUNTRYSIDE||Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints|
|Ash Lock Cottage, Government Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2PS|
The Blackwater Valley landscape has been developed through the restoration of former gravel pits resulting in a series of lakes which are used for various leisure activities including angling and sailing. For walkers a linear 23-mile long riverside path runs the length of the Valley passing through woodland, flower-rich grasslands, water meadows and urban landscapes, linking a variety of natures reserve and country parks. An eight-mile section designated as multi-user is suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and cycling. A guide book to the path is available from Blackwater Valley Countryside as is a book containing 12 circular walks.