Magdalen Hill Down

The center of Winchester is very close to the South Downs and from the King Alfred statue, you can leave the bustle of the city within minutes. This walk has great views from St Giles Hill and Magdalen Hill Down. More information on start point and other walks from King AlfredLength: 5.9 km / 3.7 …

walk#9 – south downs views

We leave the city to the East, climb up St Giles Hill to take in some South Downs views. Winchester is at the western end of the South Downs National Park and the starting or end point of the South Downs Way. Walking along the top ridge of Magdalen Hill Down, a butterfly conservatory, down …

walk#5 – hill fort and meadows

The part of the Itchen Way from King Alfred down to St Catherine’s Hill and returning on Keats Walk back to Winchester College, all by the river Itchen, is the classic one hour plus stroll from the city centre. Our walk takes you a little further across the M3 to the other side of Twyford …

walk#2 – wetlands, footbridges and a bit of mud

There’s a lovely area of the River Itchen wedged between Winnall and Abbotts Barton that is part of the South Downs National Park. This is a loop you can either walk from Kings Worthy or the city centre. It loops around a wetland that is formed by the various streams of the River Itchen. Start …

walk#1 – an easy, one hour stroll

A short stroll from the city centre, Winnall Moors Wildlife Reserve offers a tranquil boardwalk through reed beds, small streams and interesting benches to rest. Starting off the 12 walks challenge, this is an easy walk that can be combined with cafes, restaurants and shopping in town and also features an urban stretch of the …