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Winnall Moors Nature Reserve

#18 of 72 things to do in Winchester Features Animals
North Walls, Winchester, England
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Nice Walk

Two hours to spend but not looking round shops. Close to the town centre, park in Derndate car... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2017
DeepBlueJohn
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England
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Stunning little nature reserve

We came across this by accident (walking from the Premier Inn into Winchester centre), and it feels... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2017
Christine C
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“water voles” (6 reviews)
“lovely walk” (10 reviews)
“city centre” (11 reviews)
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Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

Two hours to spend but not looking round shops. Close to the town centre, park in Derndate car park. It was a rainy day but lots to see both feathered and fury. One review said you could walk round it in twenty minutes, no doubt...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2017

We came across this by accident (walking from the Premier Inn into Winchester centre), and it feels very much like a 'hidden gem'. It's a lovely walk that takes you round in a circle. So many birds! Reed bunting, blue tits, grey/yellow wagtails, robins, blackbirds...More

Thank Christine C
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...More

Thank CHL0E26
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.

Thank Adam B
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....More

Thank cnchroberts
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...More

Thank ree970
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....More

1  Thank zotwot
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.

Thank Scampy7
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...More

1  Thank DowdPD
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...More

Thank Colin H
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