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Winnall Moors Nature Reserve

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Address: North Walls, Winchester, England
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Beautiful reserve in the heart of the city

This is a really lovely reserve with a good surfaced trail which takes you along the river, and through the reed bed. There is also a short board walk which cuts through the reed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 21, 2017
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

This is a really lovely reserve with a good surfaced trail which takes you along the river, and through the reed bed. There is also a short board walk which cuts through the reed bed as a short cut. You can of course hear the city noise but its still a really pleasant walk in an area that doesn't look... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Lovely area to walk around in the city, fees like you are in the middle of nowhere. Great for wildlife spotting on your walk.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We stumbled upon this enchanting nature reserve whilst out for a stroll. Clearly defined paths and boardwalks enable all to access this delightful place. In just a short period of time the city fades away, leaving one to enjoy the wildlife which is abundantly present. Birds of prey, waterfowl, deer, fish and small mammals are all easy to see. Go... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

First time on this walk and it is marvellous, lovely scenery and safe too. Great for all ages. An adventure for children of all ages, seeing plants and wildlife. Adults too. Truly an educational walk. Sadly, can't take dogs, even on a lead. Which was a disappointment.

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Thank ree970
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I've been to many nature reserves across the country but this remains my favorite. It's only about a ten minute walk from the city centre (or there's a car park next door) but once you walk in you feel like you're miles away from anywhere. With the river Itchen flowing through it as well as a little woodland there's so... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Well maintained paths, clear water and wonderful plants and wildlife. A little isolated, probably best to choose a busier time if walking on your own.

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Thank Scampy7
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Have been to Winchester a few times but this was our first visit. We went with an elderly relative. There were plenty of seats dotted along the route. Very peaceful walk. Took under an hour with frequent stops. Good for a dry day. A little gem.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This nature reserve is within walking distance of the city centre, yet feels so far removed from it. Well kept, with out being overly "manicured", it provides a beautifully peaceful place to walk and see nature. Get there on a weekday and you will come across very few other people - a nice bonus for some peace and quiet. A... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

One the best part of town. Saw a pike, some salmons swimming, birds, a little mouse in the water, lovely day out with my girlfriend.

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

You don't NEED to spend four hours wandering through this wonderful Nature Reserve, but you will probably end up doing just that. It's large and full of so many different kinds of wildlife. On entering we immediately spotted a Tree Creeper, then as we were walking by the river we saw a Water Vole happily chomping on the vegetation. Gorgeous... More 

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