Get the most out of your visit to Winchester, and explore the city on foot.
There are several walks starting at the King Alfred Statue in the city center:
The center of Winchester is very close to the South Downs and from the King Alfred statue, you can l…
We leave the city to the East, climb up St Giles Hill to take in some South Downs views. Winchester …
The part of the Itchen Way from King Alfred down to St Catherine’s Hill and returning on Keats…
There’s a lovely area of the River Itchen wedged between Winnall and Abbotts Barton that is pa…
If this is your first time in Winchester and only have time for a short walk, you want to try the initial section of the Hill Fort and Meadows walk. Heading south, this will take you to towards St Catherine’s Hill by the river.
The Winnall Moors walk is another good option to explore the wetlands very close to the city centre.
Winchester Tourist information has published a number of exploratory leaflets with great walks from the city centre:
City centre visitor map
City Walk – a short circular route through the centre with most sights of historic Winchester
Sunset walk – up St Giles hill
A few more brochures covering Winchester City and District are available from visit Winchester.