A romantic walk through picturesque Winchester.
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.
The walk begins in the Broadway, originally a Roman thoroughfare, which is dominated by a bronze statue of King Alfred the Great erected in 1901.
Take the first left into Water Lane and follow the path by the river, looking back to see the island garden at the rear of the City Mill. Look out for otters at dusk! After 45 metres turn right between numbers 40 and 41 Water Lane and follow the path up into the churchyard of St John the Baptist.