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QUEEN Elizabeth Country Park near Horndean has been voted one of the country’s most cherished parks.

Thousands voted in the annual People’s Choice Award public poll. And at number five in the UK’s top 10 favourite parks was Queen Elizabeth Country Park, which received hundreds of votes from local residents and visitors.

Hampshire County Council’s recreation chief, Cllr Keith Chapman, said: ‘This is a fantastic result for Queen Elizabeth Country Park, its staff, volunteers and visitors, all of whom play their part in making this a special place.’

Queen Elizabeth Country Park is Hampshire’s largest park with 2,000 acres of woodland and downland.

Paul Todd, from poll organisers, Green Flag Award, said: ‘Congratulations to Queen Elizabeth Country Park for being one of the UK’s favourite parks.’