Hamptons’ homes are embedded in a network of waterways, woodlands and parkland totalling over 1250 acres. The majority is open to the public, including Crown Lakes Country Park. Per household, there is at least 80 sq m of woodland, 180 sq m of lakes and 240 sq m of nature reserves.
Whatever time of day or year you visit, the rich population of animal, bird, insect and plant life means there’s always something to see at Crown Lakes. More than 75,000 native trees and shrubs were planted at Crown Lakes in 1997 when O&H Hampton set about transforming the abandoned brickworks site into a country park. With the help of ecologists, they created a range of ideal habitats including ponds, wildflower areas, a bat roost and hibernation mound.
This is the newest part of Hampton township and includes 3 large lakes. Teardrop Lake is a vast water body that sits to the north of Hampton Gardens. A 4-metre wide footway/cycleway has been provided around the entire lake, making it the perfect place for a circular walk, run or cycle. And if you should need a rest on the way around, benches, set within a newly landscaped lakeside edge, are there to welcome you.
Beeby's East and West Lakes also offer fantastic lake-side walks. Beeby's East is designed to be more low-key, with a particular focus on wildlife, whereas if you feel brave enough, why not try a spot of wakeboarding on Beeby's West.
The open space has been provided and developed over a 20 year period. It allows residents and members of the public to walk alongside lakes, canals and green space, and links the 'villages' within Hampton. The "Tump" is a well-known local landmark and, if you climb to the top, you are rewarded with great views all over Hampton. It also serves as a great place to go sledging when there's enough snow!