GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Shawford to Winchester Walk

3 miles (5 km)

Enjoy a nice riverside walk from Shawford to Winchester on this easy route in Hampshire. It's about a 3 mile walk using a series of good surfaced paths along the River Itchen and the Itchen Navigation. You can return on the same paths or catch the train back from Winchester if you prefer.
The walk starts from Shawford train station and follows the waymarked Itchen Way north along the River Itchen. You'll pass Hockley Golf Course and the noteworthy St Catherine's Hill. You could take a small detour from the route and enjoy fine views over Winchester from the summit. It's a very pretty area with the chalk downlandcovered in wild flowers including bird's-foot trefoil, saladburnet, dropwort and several types of orchid.
Soon after passing the hill the route enters the outskirts of Winchester before finishing at the famous cathedral.

Shawford to Winchester Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Shawford to Winchester Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Itchen Navigation at Shawford - - 1146

Itchen Navigation at Shawford. This canal runs from Southampton to Winchester through the river Itchen valley. It closed as a commercial entity in 1869.

Railway bridge at Bridge Terrace, Shawford - - 63977

Railway bridge at Bridge Terrace, Shawford. Looking WNW. Bridge Terrace is on right. Behind photographer is the River Itchen and the Itchen Way.

Weir at Shawford Mill - - 396984

Weir at Shawford Mill. This sluice and weir was once part of the workings of Shawford Mill on the Itchen Navigation.

Bridge over river Itchen - - 28443

Bridge over river Itchen. This bridge over the river Itchen, between Shawford and Twyford, has a stone inscribed with 1750

The Itchen Navigation, Winchester - - 1736970

The Itchen Navigation, Winchester A section of disused canal navigation, south of Winchester. Photograph taken from The Itchen Way, which runs from Winchester to Portsmouth.

Along the Itchen Navigation, Winchester - - 1736978

Along the Itchen Navigation, Winchester Looking towards the city centre, along a stretch of disused canal navigation.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Shawford to Windchester Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)