Ashford Hangers is one of Hampshire’s most beautiful woodland areas. The name “Little Switzerland” has been given to this part of Hampshire due to its fantastic scenery.
The rise and fall of the landscape and its silhouette on the skyline is made more impressive because most of the area is covered in trees, many of them magnificent beeches. The whole area of the East Hampshire Hangers is part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The name ‘hanger’ comes from the Old English ‘hangra’ meaning a wooded slope.