St Swithun’s Way starts at Winchester Cathedral and follows in the footsteps of the many pilgrims who paid homage to St Swithun as it weaves its way through the picturesque Itchen Valley, taking in pretty rural villages before it ends in historic Farnham.
The Clarendon Way joins the two Wessex cities of Winchester and Salisbury and crosses the Test Valley between Kings Somborne and Houghton.
The Itchen Way journeys up from the Solent at Southampton up the Itchen Valley to the source of the river at Hinton Ampner. The route passes Eastleigh and Shawford and then into Winchester, starting the final part of the Clarendon Way from St Cross to the city centre. From here walkers follow the course of another long distance walk, The Three Castles Path, which leads on to Windsor.
The South Downs Way is 100 miles long, all within the South Downs National Park.
Wayfarers’ Walk follows some of the old tracks used by shepherds driving their animals to sheep fairs in Farnham and New Alresford. This countryside was also the inspiration for Richard Adams’ best-selling book Watership Down.
For walks and trails in the South Downs National Park take a look at our South Downs page.