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 …

Royal Winchester Golf Club – no longer available

Update 2/3/2021: The course is now closed – this walk is no longer possible. The good people at the Royal Winchester Golf Club opened access for excercise around the perimeter of the Golf Course in early January 2021 – this should last until the Club opens again following the early 2021 lockdown. It’s a great …

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 …

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 …