Sparsholt Round from West Wood

Starting at the Mount Down car park, the Sparsholt Round is an easy 2 to 2.5 hour walk, down the Burrow Road path, through Ham Green, the village of Sparsholt, the sweeping fields at Moorcourt Farm towards Nomans Land and back up to West Wood. It’s a varied walk through woodlands, sweeping farmlands, ancient roads …

Three short walks from Sarum Road, Winchester

The area around Sarum Road and Chilbolton Avenue in Winchester has become increasingly popular as an upmarket residential area in recent years. There’s a string of nice houses and apartments. It’s a great area to live in, the Golf course is close, the city centre is in easy reach and there are a few nice …

See the Greta Thunberg statue in Winchester for yourself

A statue of Greta Thunberg was unveiled at Winchester University yesterday. It’s all over the news (Spectator article, as one example and even Fox news in the US) due the costs and the fact that Greta T doesn’t seem to have any obvious connection to Winchester. We had a look at the statue on a …

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 …

Ham Green, Sparsholt

There are two new benches on Ham Green, a nice little commons with great views towards Sparsholt and Deane. Traffic-wise, Dean Lane is usually quiet and also good for cycling. On the return there is a climb towards Lanham Lane and then a gentle decline back down to Dean Lane. The longer version of the …

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 …