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Alresford Millennium & Alre Valley Trail

Just seven miles outside of Winchester, Alresford is the hub of the UK's watercress industry and home to the Watercress Line steam train. This self-guided trail is about a mile long and links together footpaths around the town, with illustrated boards introducing the history of Alresford, its inhabitants, railway line, wildlife and rural surrounds. Explore a little further and add on the optional loop known as the Alre Valley Trail.
Bishops Waltham Pocket Guide

Bishop's Waltham Pocket Guide

Bishop’s Waltham is a vibrant and historic market town set in the glorious Hampshire countryside. With a foot in the South Downs National Park and located at the mid point of a long-established route between Winchester and Portsmouth, the town has been appreciated as a place to stop and relax for hundreds of years.
Cheriton Battlefield Walk

Cheriton Battlefield Walk

The battle of Cheriton was a major turning point in the English Civil War and resulted in an important Parliamentarian victory that helped shape the future of England. Follow this trail that sets out from the Parliamentarian camp at Hinton Ampner and embark on the walk taken by the troops on 29 March 1644 to the Cheriton Battlefield, tracing the movements of the soldiers who shaped our nation.
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City Walk

Trace the footsteps of King Alfred from his statue in the Broadway to his last known resting place beneath Hyde Abbey Garden. King Alfred will be your constant companion on this tour of Winchester's historic landmarks. You'll learn about the earlier history of Winchester and how it has evolved in more recent times. The walk is divided into three loops so you can choose how much to do: in each section you are following in the footsteps of the king they called 'The Great One'.
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Cricket Trail

This self-guided trail offers you an opportunity to trace the history of the development of the sport of cricket across the county of Hampshire. Find out about local cricket clubs - including Hambledon Cricket Club - and eateries with connections to the sport along the way. Why not make the city of Winchester your base as you uncover the fascinating landmarks of cricket dotted across Hampshire?
Itchen Valley Churches Trail

Itchen Valley Churches Trail

This self-guided trail combines the superb scenery of the valley with a discovery of some of the county’s historically most important churches, offering you an insight into the development of church architecture. This publication is available to order for 50p, please contact the tourist information centre on 01962 840 500 for details.
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Jane Austen 200 Trail

On 18 July 1817 Jane Austen died in a house on College Street in Winchester after a short illness. To mark the bicentenary of her death, Hampshire Cultural Trust is bringing together a programme of events across the county that inspired so much of her writing. As her final resting place, Winchester Cathedral is a central landmark of her life. This trail traces her journey from birth to her death giving you an insight into the life and times of this ‘Hampshire girl.’
Keats Trail

Keats Trail

Enjoy a self-guided walk in the poet's footsteps from the city to St Cross, passing through the landscape which inspired his famous ode 'To Autumn'.
Medieval Jewish Trail

Medieval Jewish Trail

Winchester has an important Jewish past. The earliest record of Jews in the city date to the mid-1100s, making it one of the earliest, largest and wealthiest Jewish settlements in England. Find out more about the fascinating history of the Jewish community in Winchester.
Meon Valley Churches Trail

Meon Valley Churches Trail

Nesting at the heart of the Hampshire countryside, the Meon Valley is the gateway to the contrasting landscapes of rolling chalk hills and river valley unique to this stretch of England. This self-guided trail combines the superb scenery of the valley with the opportunity to discover some of the county’s historically most important church architecture from Saxon to late Victorian times. This publication is available to order for 50p, please contact the tourist information centre on 01962 840 500 for details.
Military Trail

Military Trail

From Iron Age forts, to Civil War sites, through two World Wards to the completion of a nuclear bunker site at Twyford - the district's military stories span centuries of history. Find out more about the military history of Winchester, ancient and modern, then follow these two informative trails - one based in the city and one taking you further afield.
New Alresford pocket guide

New Alresford Pocket Guide

A handsome Georgian town, Alresford is the perfect place to spend a weekend. Ideal for gentle strolling, there is plenty to see in the town and by its picturesque riverside. Voted Country Life’s ‘Favourite Market Town’ in the South East, Alresford is known for its specialist shops, old-fashioned inns, smart bistros and traditional tea rooms.
Royal Blood Trail

Royal Blood Trail

Winchester has been a focus for royal activity and patronage since the Early Middle Ages when it was the effective capital of Wessex under the Saxon kings. A succession of royal residences were constructed here and the cathedral has been a key location for royal ceremonial and important events such as weddings, coronations and royal tombs. This trail will guide you around Winchester, making connections between the particular places in the city which have featured in royal visits and events from the Saxon era to the present day.
Stockbridge Pocket Guide

Stockbridge Pocket Guide

Lying in the heart of Test Valley, the wide picturesque Stockbridge High Street reflects its early role as part of a drovers road where it was common to see flocks of sheep or herds of cattle being driven through the town en route from Wales. Seek out the Drovers House and you can still spot a sign in Welsh. The town of Stockbridge, with its long and varied history, has inspired many poets over the years and there is a trail of ten poems, set in stone, metal plaques and etched glass, for you to follow as you wander through the town, discovering its treasures.
Sunset Trail

Sunset Trail

The ‘Sunset’ walk is a self-guided circular trail of approximately 1¼ miles through the beautiful and historic eastern part of Winchester. Encompassing St Giles Hill, The Weirs and Abbey Gardens, the walk passes some of the city’s oldest buildings and most exquisite scenes. The walk is a photographer’s joy and will delight at any time of the day, however, the panoramic view of the city from St Giles Hill is arguably at its best as the sun sets.
Tudor Trail

Tudor Trail

A self guided trail exploring Winchester's Tudor history. Over 500 years ago, in 1485, Henry VII became the first king of the Tudor royal family. Winchester was favoured by a succession of Tudor monarchs, hosting a royal birth, christening and later wedding. The Winchester district is a showcase of buildings, ruins and artefacts that played a part in this extraordinary period of regal history. Learn the stories behind the Arthurian Round Table in the Great Hall and the Tudor ceiling in the Westgate Museum. Follow in the footsteps of Henry VII when you visit the ruins of Winchester Castle, step into Winchester Cathedral and you are entering Queen Mary's wedding venue.
Viaduct Way Trail

Viaduct Way Trail

Walk or cycle to Winchester's restored historic railway. Opened in 1891, the Hockley Viaduct was part of the Didcot to Southampton railway. It closed to passengers in 1960, and to freight in 1966 as part of the national programme of closures proposed by Dr Richard Beeching. The viaduct has now been repaired to begin a new life as part of the National Cycle Route Network Route 23, for walkers and cyclists to enjoy. Take the Viaduct Way and enjoy some scenic views from a lovingly restored landmark. Look out for new interpretive artwork by Nicola Henshaw that reflects the history of Hockley Viaduct and marks the restoration of Viaduct Way using wood and other media.
WheelChair Trail

Visitor Trail by wheelchair

Self-guided trail designed to help wheelchair users and people with pushchairs explore the city with confidence. A mile in length, this route enables wheelchair users and others with mobility difficulties to find their way around a number of the highlights of historic Winchester, including the River Itchen and Abbey Gardens.
Wickham Pocket Guide

Wickham Pocket Guide

Ancient history, intriguing shopping, quality produce, delicious dining, beautiful countryside and miles of walks and cycle rides; welcome to the stunning medieval village of Wickham.
Winchester Explorer Map 2016

Winchester Explorer Map 2016/2017

Explore Winchester with the Winchester Explorer Map, with information on attractions and eateries in and around Winchester.
Winchester Visitor Guide 2016

Winchester Visitor Guide 2016

The Winchester Visitor Guide 2016 is packed full of all of the information you'll need to help plan your time in Winchester, whether that's a day or a week. With maps, places to eat, accommodation options, things to do and special events, there is plenty happening in the Winchester District and the Winchester Visitor Guide can tell you all. To download this publication please click here or you can order a copy to be sent to you

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