Keats walk

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Follow in the footsteps of English Romantic poet, John Keats, while he staying in Winchester. It is said to be the inspiration for his famous poem 'To Autumn'.

Keats Walk

( 2.4 miles )

The English Romantic poet, John Keats, stayed in Winchester during the late summer and early autumn of 1819. Keats enjoyed a daily walk through the Cathedral Close and water meadows to St Cross.

Inspired by the natural beauty of Winchester on Sunday 19 September 1819 he penned his ode ‘To Autumn’ on his return. The area has changed little in the 200 years since Keats visited – read on and take the walk yourself…

The round trip covers approximately two miles on pavements, gravel paths and grass.