Clarendon Way loop 5 – Houghton and Bossington

The crossing of the River on the Clarendon Way happens the village of Houghton. Our walk loops back and crosses the river again between Bossington and Horsebridge. The walk starts in King’s Somborne where there’s roadside parking. Bus routes 68 and X99 link King’s Somborne to Winchester, Andover and Salisbury, whilst bus 90 links King’s …

walk#12 – from one sluice to the next

We walk towards Shawford and Otterbourne along the River Itchen on the 12th and final walk of the 12 walks challenge. It’s also the longest. Starting in Badger Farm, the path skirts Compton and leads across Shawford Down to the River Itchen on the Eastern side of the railway line. The path by the river …

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#5 – hill fort and meadows

The part of the Itchen Way from King Alfred down to St Catherine’s Hill and returning on Keats Walk back to Winchester College, all by the river Itchen, is the classic one hour plus stroll from the city centre. Our walk takes you a little further across the M3 to the other side of Twyford …

walk#4 – grand views of the city and farmlands

In the southern part of the city, the walk starts with views of the cathedral from Whiteshute Ridge, a stretch of open access land to the south of Badger Farm, just a few minutes in. Take-in the views of the city before dropping down to the river at St Cross Hospital, crossing the disused Hockley …

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 …