Autumnal Winchester Wander
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Our walk will start in Winchester where we will follow the river Itchen using Kings Way, Three Castles path and Itchen Way as far Itchen Stoke. The paths run on either side and cross the river at various points which will ensure we get a varied day of riverside walking before returning back to Winchester.
The River Itchen flows from mid-Hampshire to join with Southampton Water below the Itchen Bridge in the city of Southampton. The river has a total length of 28 miles (45 km), and is noted as one of the world's premier chalk streams for fly fishing. The local chalk in the earth provides excellent filtration and thus watercress thrives all along the Itchen valley in its pristine, crystal clear waters.
It is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is noted for its high quality habitats, supporting a range of protected species including the endangered water vole, otter, brook lamprey and white-clawed crayfish.
Up early, feeling hungry?....Why not join me for a, Pre-Event, huge breakfast in the Old Gaolhouse from 09:15.
Credit to Dave for some of the photos
What to bring
Walking boots or shoes. Warm-weather gear if rain is forecast.
Food & drink
Bring lunch and water, as there are no shops upon departing Winchester.