Clarendon Way loop 6 – Broughton

This walk follows the course of a figure 8 from Houghton to Broughton, up to Broughton Down and back to Houghton on a parallel path. It is the 6th loop along the Clarendon Way. Start in the village of Houghton, on the left bank of the river Test. There is limited roadside parking in the …

Three short walks from Sarum Road, Winchester

The area around Sarum Road and Chilbolton Avenue in Winchester has become increasingly popular as an upmarket residential area in recent years. There’s a string of nice houses and apartments. It’s a great area to live in, the Golf course is close, the city centre is in easy reach and there are a few nice …

Clarendon Way loop 4 – Furzedown and Beacon Hill

The fantastic view from Beacon Hill over the Hampshire landscape is one of the highlights of this 10.5km walk, the fourth loop along the Clarendon Way (from Winchester). Doing this walk in mid March 2021 with a fair bit of sunshine was the perfect medicine against lockdown fatigue. Start at in the centre of King’s …

See the Greta Thunberg statue in Winchester for yourself

A statue of Greta Thunberg was unveiled at Winchester University yesterday. It’s all over the news (Spectator article, as one example and even Fox news in the US) due the costs and the fact that Greta T doesn’t seem to have any obvious connection to Winchester. We had a look at the statue on a …

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 …