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Walk the Itchen Way and the Downs from Shawford

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Walk the Itchen Way and the Downs from Shawford, south of Winchester by the River Itchen. Shawford train station makes this a great place to get to by public transport and, more importantly, to get back to after a walk along the river. From here you can simply explore the riverside Hockley Nature Reserve or check out the view from Shawford Down. The more adventurous can head upstream to St Catherine's Hill and beyond into Winchester, or downstream through Eastleigh and onto the coast. It's also a great location from which to hit the South Downs Way, including a lovely circuit round Cheesefoot Hill and back via St Catherine's Hill. There is a cafe and country pub on site and plenty of free parking.

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General Information
Free entry

Free to access

Suitable for dogs

Great for dogs.

Refreshments available on site.

A cafe and country pub in the village

Disabled Toilets available

Toilets available in the nearby cafe, including disabled ones.

No camping options nearby

No camping options nearby.

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For more info, visit the Itchen Way website

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Shawford Downs

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1.75kms

30 mins

A short but steep circuit to the view point

Shawford and St Catherines circular

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8.5kms

2hrs

A lovely circular taking in the river path, reserves and St Catherines Hill.

Shawford short loop

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4kms

1hr

A short circular taking in the riverside trail and the local nature reserve
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Shawford Rd, Winchester SO21 2BN, UK

Paid parking

Paid parking on site with disabled bays.

Easily accessible by public transport.

Easily accessible by public transport.




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