walk#6 – wild river and parkland

walk6 - Itchen Abbas, Avington and Easton


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 Easton, a delightful village, before joining the footpath to Fulling Mill.

Start and end point: St Mary’s Church, Kings Worthy

Length: 12.0 km / 7.5 miles
Time: 2 hour 40 minutes at a swift pace + breaks
Difficulty: Moderate – 140 m total ascent
Parking: Roadside, off London Road in Kings Worthy
Public transport: buses to Springvale (SPRING)

Click to view in OS Maps

Variation: Skip the loop through Kings Worthy or shorten the main loop crossing the river on Chilland Lane in Martyr Worthy (you would miss out on the nice view of Avington House across the lake, though)

The walk can be combined with walk#2 from Winchester city centre to total ca 19 km or 12 miles.

Highlights of walk#6

River Itchen near Chilland Lane (westwards)
River Itchen near Chilland Lane (westwards)

Walk 6 takes us further out of the city following the River Itchen upstream. Lovely stretches of countryside and riverside await.

Avington Park
Avington Park
River Itchen near Chilland Lane (eastwards)
River Itchen near Chilland Lane (eastwards)
fields, house and dark sky
View towards Easton
Field on Itchen Way
Field on Itchen Way

This walk is part of the 12 walks challenge. Photos were taken in May 2020.

2 comments

    1. Hi Kim, Sorry to hear that. I just tried on my phone an the GPS tracking seemed to work as expected. Was it just walk#6 where it didn’t work / did the GPS location used to work on the phone you were using? W

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