St Catherine's Hill, Winchester

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  • As part of a long walk beside the Itchen and the old railway, we decided to climb the Hill for the view. 333 steps up but quite shallow so not hard on the knees. Impressive views from the top plus a o...  more »
  • Well, its the local iron age hill fort (one of them), with water meadows at the bottom in a chalk stream and a river walk between winchester and southampton, with st cross nearby. what more do you wan...  more »
  • Short and easy walk up to the top, different rutes to take. At the top there is a good view and lot os animals, always a nice hike.  more »
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  • Beautiful location on the edge of the South Downs with stunning views of Winchester. There is free parking for this place down Garnier Road and also by the Viaduct at Hockley Link in the lay-by. You can still see the ancient earthworks from when the site was occupied by the Ancient British tribes. There is a lovely walk by the river here too and look out for the remains of the woodmill at the bottom of the hill. Also learn about the plague pits that run along the valley at the bottom of the hill. The wildlife i spectacular here too. You might see the odd deer and listen out for cuckoos in spring, a rare sound.
  • Fantastic place to let off steam, Get them Hiking Boots on and take the kids and pets out for a nice walk
  • Great option for a sunny weekend with the family and children or to stretch your legs. Offers great views across the Itchen Navigation and Winchester. Steep Iron Age, Roman and Medieval history, not to mention a SSSI for its rich herb flora and population of butterflies. Anyone who says the steps are "hard going"... wow, it's not a mountain. Any fitness level can do it. The incline is gentle. And there's plenty of room for people to overtake. The steps are very wide, deep and are slip-proof. Unfortunately there's the background noise of the M3, which spoils the tranquility of the downland, and you can peer into the cutting as you stand on the south border of the site. Nice footpath loop from Hazeley across the Golf Course to the hill via the footbridge, across and down by the canal along the towpath, under the bridge on the B3335 towards Twyford and back to Hazeley parking.
  • We took the kingfisher trail which included St Catherine's Hill. Quite a climb but worth it for the stunning views
  • Maybe the nicest place within a shory walk from Winchester. Great views!

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