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Take a walk around Winchester with Andrew Loretto

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Andrew Loretto, Director of Hat Fair – the UK’s oldest outdoor arts festival, has been exploring some beautiful countryside walks close to Winchester city centre. Let Andrew introduce you to a few of his favourite local walks – hopefully you’ll also feel inspired to get out and about and enjoy what Winchester has got to offer!

Please continue to observe the Government’s guidelines on social distancing whenever you leave your home. Andrew’s advice when on narrower lanes is to treat them like single track roads – when you see others coming towards you, beat a spot to one side of the lane to create a ‘passing place’! Overall advice, with all of the interconnected lanes, tracks and bridleways, follow your nose and signs, respect different users of the land, enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air!

Check out the vlogs here:

Barton Meadows – Visit these stunning meadows in the evening and you might see some deer.Green fields with trees in the background at Barton Meadows

Beyond St Catherine’s Hill – Walk the hidden side path near St Catherine’s Hill to enjoy beautiful views of the city and the stunning scenery beyond.Blue skies and yellow fields

Water Meadows – Walk along the river, through woodland and enjoy the grounds of St Mary’s Church before looping back to the city centre.a river running through water meadows

West Hill Cemetery – A beautiful, quiet spot to enjoy views of the city and the countryside beyond.the cemetery and trees with views of Winchester behind

WhiteShute Ridge – Enjoy glorious views over the city centre.views of winchester city centre from WhiteShute Ridge