walk#12 – from one sluice to the next

We walk towards Shawford and Otterbourne along the River Itchen on the 12th and final walk of the 12 walks challenge. It’s also the longest. Starting in Badger Farm, the path skirts Compton and leads across Shawford Down to the River Itchen on the Eastern side of the railway line. The path by the river …

walk#8 – 36 holes and a new village

Two of the three Winchester golf courses, Royal Winchester Golf Club and South Winchester Golf Club are being crossed on this walk. Winchester’s Hockley Golf club is traversed on walk 5. We make a small detour and walk through Winchester Village, the new housing development between Pitt roundabout and Kilham Lane. Many of us driving …

walk#4 – grand views of the city and farmlands

In the southern part of the city, the walk starts with views of the cathedral from Whiteshute Ridge, a stretch of open access land to the south of Badger Farm, just a few minutes in. Take-in the views of the city before dropping down to the river at St Cross Hospital, crossing the disused Hockley …