Fancy a stroll? Step into Staunton this summer

Wednesday, 7 August, 2019

Residents are invited to explore Staunton Country Park one step at a time with new guided walks.

Organised by Havant Borough Council’s Get up and Go! programme, two themed walks are being held each month for residents aged 55 and above.

Each walk is sociable, engaging and run at a comfortable pace suitable for all abilities. They are also completely free although walkers can donate to the Friends of Staunton Country Park, a community group which helps maintain the park and its pathways.

The History and Heritage walk is a chance to learn about the rich history of Staunton Country Park, its Grade II listed buildings, ornamental lake and range of follies created by Sir George Staunton and his successor William Stone.

The Flora and Fauna walk is a chance to admire the unique collection of plant and wildlife found at the park – perfect for anyone who is green fingered or just interested in nature.

Click here to watch a video about the walks.

Councillor Tim Pike, Cabinet lead for Planning, Regeneration and Communities, said: “This summer, Get up and Go! has organised lots of activities to get residents moving and try something new.

“These walks are not only great exercise but also a perfect way to appreciate the stunning Staunton Country Park.”

Upcoming guided walks are being held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 20 August, 10am – midday:  History and Heritage
  • Tuesday 3 September, 10am – midday: Flora and Fauna
  • Tuesday 17 September, 10am – midday: History and Heritage

There is no need to book, simply arrive at the Staunton Country Farm entrance by 10am to take part.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2YJjfV1. If you have any questions, please email info@getupandgohavant.com or call 023 9244 6223.