walk#10 – railway line and watercress

On the way to South Wonston we walk through Headbourne Worthy, skirt the Barton Meadows Nature Reserve (see walk#3), and take a small detour through the new Kings Barton housing estate. After a small stretch on Andover Road, the path goes across open fields, past the Winchester Golf Academy towards South Wonston. The Ox Drove …

walk#6 – wild river and parkland

Avington with it’s stately home and landscaped park makes a good destination for a loop on both sides of the River Itchen from Kings Worthy. We added a small loop through Kings Worthy to avoid backtracking on the Kings Worthy-Abbots Worthy path by the river. On the way back you walk along the road through …

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 …