Long Walks near Winchester
15th December 2015
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Hampshire has over 3,000 miles of footpaths, bridleways and byways, Winchester has a large chunk of these.

South Downs Way

Starting from Winchester (the first capital of England) and enjoy some of the finest country side. On the walk you will find everything from attractive wildlife, visible prehistory, great pubs and lovely villages, to a great challenge in the 100 mile walk. Or just take a short section of the path and return to Winchester. Read more

The Claredon Way

This 24 mile walk starts from one Catherdral City and finishes at another, you start from the river Itchen in Winchester and end in Salisbury. You pass wonderful water meadows of the valleys, charming villages, through woodland, downlands plus far-ranging views.

There are shorter junks you can take of this fanous walk, for more information click here.

  • Salisbury to Clarendon Palace (3 miles)
  • Clarendon Palace to Broughton (8 miles)
  • Broughton to Oliver’s Battery, Winchester (9½ miles)
  • Oliver's Battery to Winchester City Centre (3½ miles)

The Wayfarers Walk

In total this walk will take you through 70 miles of Hampshire countryside from the coast near Portsmouth, through the Winchester village of Cheriton and the market town of Alresford, and up to the Berkshire border. More information click here.

The Pilgrim's Trail

Fancy a walk to France? This medieval starts at Winchester Cathedral, through the Hampshire countryside through Bishop's Waltham and Southwick to Portsmouth. The Miquelots pilgrims eventually made the long journey to worship St Michael in Normandy.

There are some shorter sections to do locally

  • Winchester to Twyford
  • Twyford to Owslebury
  • Owslebury to Bishop's Waltham

For more information click here.

St Swithun's Way

St Swithun’s Way is a 34 mile walk from Winchester to the historic town of Farnham. Starting at Winchester Cathedral, the route weaves its way east through the beautiful Itchen Valley, and its unspoilt villages. For those with pilgrimage connections it also allows you visit numerous churches and take a well-earned rest in many local Inns. More information click here.

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