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Winnall Moors Nature Reserve

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Address: North Walls, Winchester, England
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Lovely walk just a stones throw from the city.

You can either park in the St. Catherine's hill free car park and walk into Winchester centre taking this walk or if you visit Winchester for the first time and you park in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can either park in the St. Catherine's hill free car park and walk into Winchester centre taking this walk or if you visit Winchester for the first time and you park in Winchester you can go on this walk soaking up many different sites. You can walk by the water mill and enter this walk by following the river... More 

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Thank James S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

This place has been turned into a lovely area to walk through by the local Nature Trust. It is a peaceful and very pretty area literally right next to the city centre but you would really not know it when you wander around the reserve. There is a degree of noise form the nearby main road around the city but... More 

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Thank The T
Winchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Tucked away at the foot of North Walls a few metres from the chaotic, busy one way system in Winchester, is this gem of a walk. Quiet, peaceful and beautiful pathways along a chalk stream tributary, places to sit and contemplate and so close to a bustling City Centre yet still and calming. A quiet oasis full of wildlife.

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Thank Maxigriff
Winchester, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This is a beautiful part of Winchester. The main entrance is just past the police station. There is car parking next to the police. The walk takes you through the meadows, some of it on elevated wooden paths running directly through the marshes and meadows. The wildlife is amazing (I've seen a beautiful king fisher on many occasions) There is... More 

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Warwickshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We enjoyed walking round Winnall Moors, with a particular highlight being the spotting of a kingfisher gliding above the pond. Well worth a walk round if you have half an hour or so to spare.

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Thank elu42f
Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Loved walking through here - had a great conversation with one of the volunteer rangers who showed us where the water voles would normally be spotted. Lovely experience, great weather and super friendly ranger. Also has interactive qualities that would be great for kids.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Who would have thought that you would find such a peaceful place in a city centre? A lovely walk through the moors is an pleasure and you may well see otter or kingfishers as you stroll.

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Thank CheezyUK
Winchester
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

A pleasant walk through some ancient water meadows. you have the chance of seeing kingfishers, otters and water voles as well as numerous birds and insects.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Only a short walk from Winchester city centre lies this glorious oasis of a nature reserve, which recreates the natural environment of the Itchen river valley before generations of people altered it to suit themselves. It’s a mixture of woodland, rivers and reedbeds, so you get a wide variety of wildlife: I didn’t see anything particularly interesting or unusual personally,... More 

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Thank Cat P
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

This place is very Beautiful & perfect for a romantic walk. With rivers flowing on Both sides... Birds chirping .... Very calm n serene & surrounded by a lot of ducks

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