GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Winnall Moors Nature Reserve

2 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, kingfisher and snipe.
If you'd like to extend your walking in Winchester then you could climb to St Catherine's Hill for fine views over the town below, the River Itchen and the surrounding countryside of the South Downs. The Itchen Way passes the site so you can pick this up to continue your walk along the river.


SO23 8DX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Winnall Moors Nature Reserve OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Winnall Moors Nature Reserve Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head to the Willow Tree for some refreshments after your walk. The bar is an island oasis located at the foot of St Giles hill,opposite the Durngate car park and the Winnall Moors nature reserve. The bar has an open fire and a rustic vibe, with children and dogs welcome. There's also a delightful riverside garden to relax in on fine days.You can find the pub very close to the reserve at 14 Durngate terrace with a postcode of SO238QX for your sat navs.
Also worth considering is the Bishop on the Bridge located right next to the River Itchen to the south of the reserve. It's dog friendly with a good menu and a nice riverside terrace for fine summer days. The classic English pub located at number 1 High Street next to the Winchester Mill.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Winnall Moors - - 1021052

A glimpse of Winnall Moors from the Itchen Way.

Winnall Moors Nature Reserve - - 201603

One of the channels of the River Itchen, which runs through Winnall Moors Nature Reserve; an almost hidden gem near the centre of Winchester.

Wet Woodland, Winnall Moors - - 1020896

Woodland between the river and the Itchen Way to the west of the Winnall Industrial Estate.

River Itchen at Winnall Moors - - 201600

Another view of the Itchen River in the reserve

Cattle Grazing, Winnall - - 1021220

Cattle grazing in fields above Winnall Moors. Above the trees is the University of Southmapton's Erasmus Park hall of residence, built on the former Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway.

Winnall Moors Nature Reserve (geograph 5509513)

Boardwalk in the reserve

Fishing Lakes - - 1020706

Fishing Lakes Lakes at Winnall Moors fished by Eastleigh and District Anglers Club. Seen from the Itchen way.

North Walls Recreation Ground - - 127417

North Walls Recreation Ground, on the Itchen flood plain north of Hyde Abbey, Winchester. Taken from the reserve.


GPS Files

GPX File

Winnal Moors Nature Reserve.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Winnal Moors Nature Reserve.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)