GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Winchester Walks

We've compiled a list of some of the best walks around the Hampshire city of Winchester.

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In the spring walkers flock to the beautiful bluebell woods in Winchester. Click the 'Woodland' button below to see these.

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Allan King's Way42 miles (68 km)Follow this splendid walking path from Portchester to Winchester and enjoy the wonderful Hampshire countryside. View Full Details>>
Cheesefoot Head7 miles (12 km)This circular walk visits a large natural amphitheatre near Winchester before exploring the surrounding area on a network of footpaths. It's an undulating route with some moderate climbs and lovely views over the South Downs, The New Forest, the Isle of Wight and Butser Hill. View Full Details>>
Clarendon Way24 miles (39 km)Travel from Hampshire into Wiltshire on the Clarendon Way and enjoy some wonderful scenery. View Full Details>>
Farley Mount Country Park3 miles (5.5 km)Farley Mount Country Park is located a few miles west of Winchester View Full Details>>
Hinton Ampner1 miles (1 km)Explore the beautiful gardens surrounding this stately home near New Alresford in Hampshire. Here you will find cloud topiary, a walled garden, a sunken garden and fabulous views over the South Downs. You can also extend your walk into the wider estate. Head east towards Joan's acre wood where you will find ancient woodland and an abundance of wildlife. View Full Details>>
Itchen Way31 miles (50 km)Follow the River Itchen from its mouth at Woolston to its source near Hinton Ampner on this beautiful waterside walk. View Full Details>>
Lakeside Country Park1 miles (2 km)Enjoy 60 acres of lakes, wet meadow and woodland located between Eastleigh and Southampton View Full Details>>
Meon Valley Trail9 miles (15 km)This peaceful cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway track from West Meon to Wickham. There are splendid views of the beautiful Meon Valley and the River Meon to enjoy as well as a variety of wildlife including butterflies, redwing and egrets. View Full Details>>
Old Winchester Hill9 miles (14 km)This walk takes you up the 197 metres (646ft) Old Winchester Hill in the South Downs. The hill and surrounding area is a National Nature Reserve with a wide variety of butterflies and wildlife to look out for. These include buzzards, kites, roe deer and foxes. The area is made largely of chalk grassland with extensive scrub and many orchid species. There is also an Iron Age hill fort and earlier Bronze Age barrows and burial mounds. View Full Details>>
Oxdrove Way25 miles (40 km)The Oxdrove Way is an off road cycle trail and walking path which forms a figure of eight through the rolling downland, woods and farmland of the Hampshire countryside around New Arlesford. You will pass through Preston Down, Bradley, Upper Wield, Old Alresford, Abbotstone and Itchen Down. View Full Details>>
Pilgrim's Trail29 miles (47 km)This medieval walk runs from Winchester to Portsmouth through Bishop's Waltham and Southwick, following in the footsteps of the Miquelots, pilgrims who made the long journey to worship St Michael in Normandy View Full Details>>
Pilgrims Way133 miles (214 km)Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who followed this ancient track from Winchester in Hampshire, to the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury in Kent View Full Details>>
St Catherine's Hill Winchester1 miles (1.5 km)Climb this small hill in Winchester for fine views over the town, the River Itchen and the surrounding countryside of the South Downs. 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. This attracts 25 different types of butterfly such as marbled white,chalkhillblue and brownargus. There are also the ramparts of anIron Agehill fort, a 17th/18th century mizmaze and a copse of beech trees containing the site of a 12th century chapel. View Full Details>>
St Gile's Hill Winchester1 miles (1 km)This short walk climbs to a fine viewpoint above the city of Winchester. From the top of the hill there are great views of the city's main highlights including Winchester Cathedral, the College and Wolvesey Castle. View Full Details>>
St Swithun's Way34 miles (55 km)Follow the St Swithun's Way from Winchester to Farnham on this historical walk through the Hampshire and Surrey countryside. The trail gives the walker the opportunity to visit numerous churches with pilgrimage connections. View Full Details>>
Stoke Park Woods3 miles (5 km)These woods in Eastleigh have some nice cycling and walking trails to try. In the spring months there's also lots of bluebells to see. View Full Details>>
The South Downs Way99 miles (160 km)This beautiful 100 mile long trail runs from Winchester to the coastal town of Eastbourne. It takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of the South Downs National Park - England's newest National Park. View Full Details>>
Three Downs Link102 miles (164 km)This is a walking and cycling path following bridleways through Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. The trail runs from Exton, in Hampshire, to Dean Hill, near Hungerford. You will pass through open chalk downland, along rivers and canals and through some pretty villages. View Full Details>>
Wayfarer's Walk71 miles (114 km)Starting at the town of Emsworth on Chichester Harbour, follow this fabulous 70 mile walk through the heart of Hampshire and on into Berkshire. View Full Details>>
Winchester Circular Walk3 miles (5 km)This circular walk takes you around the city of View Full Details>>
Winnal Moors Nature Reserve2 miles (2.5 km)Enjoy a short stroll around this pretty nature reserve in Winchester. In the reserve you will find wetland with chalk stream, reedbeds and grassland. There are nice boardwalks taking you through the reedbeds and a water vole trail where you can look out for these elusive creatures in the slow moving streams. The area has lots of interesting flora and fauna with fen meadow containing wetland wildflowers such as ragged robin and marsh valerian. Look out for otters and birds includingredshank, lapwing and snipe. View Full Details>>

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