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
walkWINCHESTER 12 walk challenge.