Farley Church

Farley church across field

Most of us living in Winchester have been to Farley Mount at least once, if not more often. I have been a number of times, but only a couple of weeks ago discovered the wonderful Farley Church, a little ways away.

St John’s church is a tranquil place with a few interesting features, particularly the mystical patterns on the south wall of the church. There are a few benches to rest and take in the view.

You should attempt the walk clockwise as the approach to the church is more impressive and you can take in the views from Beacon Hill and Farley Mount towards the end of the walk.

Start at Pitt Down car park or walk here from Winchester

Length: 8.6 km / 5.4 miles
Time: 2 hours at a swift pace + breaks
Difficulty: Easy – 123 m total ascent

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Highlights

to Farley Church
to Farley Church
Farley church south wall
Farley Church south wall
Patterns on the south wall, Farley church
Patterns on the south wall, St John’s church, Farley Chamberlyne
The view from Beacon Hill
The view from Beacon Hill
Farley Mount Monument
Farley Mount Monument. Click on the map symbol on the route map to find out more. walk#10 goes by the site of Worthy Down racecourse, which is linked to the story of the horse
View up to the monument at Farley Mount
View up to the monument at Farley Mount
by Farley church
Berrydown House by Farley Church
Parnholt wood
Parnholt wood
https://walkwinchester.co.uk/walk10-railway-line-and-watercress
Moss tree near Farley Mount
Woods by Farley Mount
Woods by Farley Mount
View from Farley Mount
View from Farley Mount
Farley farm junction
Farley farm junction

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