St. Catherine's Hill from Compton Down

St. Catherine's Hill from Compton Down

SWC Walk 15 : Winchester Circular

08-Jul-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

swcwalks swcwalk15 walkicon banner

Round table

Round table

Great Hall Winchester Circular

12-Sep-10 • moontiger on Flickr

book3 walk15 walkicon swcwalks

Saint Cross Church and Hospital from St Catherine's hill

Saint Cross Church and Hospital from St Catherine's hill

SWC Winchester Circular_20101218_13_DxO_1024x768

18-Dec-10 • Ludovic Lemaignen on Flickr

uk snow walk 15 winchester circular book3 walkicon swcwalks

Mill on the Itchen, near Hockley Farm

Mill on the Itchen, near Hockley Farm

SWC Walk 15 : Winchester Circular

08-Jul-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

walkicon swcwalks swcwalk15

Wolvesey Castle

Wolvesey Castle

SWC Walk 15 : Winchester Circular

08-Jul-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

walkicon swcwalks swcwalk15

Cathedral rear

Cathedral rear

10-Feb-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

walkicon swcwalks swcwalk15

Kingsgate, Winchester

Kingsgate, Winchester

10-Feb-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

walkicon swcwalks swcwalk15

Winchester Circular walk

A historic Cathedral City, St Catherine's Hill and downland.

Videos

Add your video to Youtube, and place the following tags at the start of the description.

swcwalks
swcwalk15

SWC Freewalk 15, Winchester Circular. 13/3/11.

A mixed walk of city and rural walking; apparently 10.2 miles but this walker felt it was more like 13/14, based on the time taken to do it. Starting in the ancient, former capital city, the walker is taken past all of the major points of interest before following the fast-flowing River Itchen and then ascending the Iron Age hill fort of St Catherine's Hill. Lunch could be taken here on a fine day, with spectacular views of the city below, or after a further walk over downland, along The Pilgrims' Trail, to the village pub in Shawford (very nice garden next to the river). The afternoon section climbs up onto Compton Down, with some fine views of the city and the earlier part of the walk up to St Catherine's. The walker then descends down The Clarendon Way to the ancient hospital at St Cross before traversing the water meadows again to re-enter the city. (The small diving bird seen was, of course, a Dabchick, and the Moorhen was erroneously called a Coot).


Last updated : Feb-18