Itchen Valley Country Park is a large area of unspoilt countryside beside the River Itchen, managed for public enjoyment and wildlife. The rural beauty of the park through the seasons can be enjoyed along the paths and trails taking you through woodland, water meadows, pasture and hay fields. A forest trail provides access for people with special needs. The park also offers picnic areas, play areas, barbecue sites, orienteering and other activities such as pond dipping and Ollie Owl trail. High Wood Barn provides interactive displays, slide-show presentation and cafe.