A Green Place

Two National Parks in one region

The Central South is where the city meets the country and the coast; you are never far from the middle of the energising bustle, or equally, getting away from it all.

It boasts two National Parks – the New Forest and South Downs – and other scenic retreats such as the Test and Meon Valleys.

The region’s towns and cities are economically dynamic, innovation in business is not just restricted to the urban areas. It can also be found in the countryside, ranging from the farming sector to equestrian centres and from country parks to winemaking.

Several organisations work to promote and safeguard the region’s countryside, including Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.