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Winnall Moors Nature Reserve

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Lovely (and handy) little retreat

This is a lovely little nature reserve very close to the heart of Winchester - maybe 10 minutes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rob P
Brighton, United Kingdom
A small oasis of peace steps from the city centre

This is not an attraction that you plan a whole trip around. It's a relatively small nature reserve... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely little nature reserve very close to the heart of Winchester - maybe 10 minutes' walk from the cathedral. We found it because it was on the walk in from the Premier Inn, and across the road from the very nice Willow...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 22 May 2018

This is not an attraction that you plan a whole trip around. It's a relatively small nature reserve with well kept walkways and interesting details in the form of carved benches and occasional sculptures. It's a beautiful example of the local countryside and a peaceful...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

A great place to go for a walk. There is a lot to look at and the trail goes off in different directions so you can explore. Go here often with friends to just talk and be away from the city.

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Massive fields just outside Winchester city centre are home to a nature reserve and a marked trail where you are able to see all kinds of wildlife and Birdlife. Great on a clear dry day.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

lovely sunday afternoon/early evening explore with our 2 year old son. only thing i would maybe recommend is a simple find me game etc to give children more to interesting in looking at things, even though my son loved the walk, ducks, trees

Thank Paige L
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I studied at the then King Alfred's College and we spent many hours down in the Nature Reserve for both relaxation and study. After a recent reunion it was wonderful to take a leisurely stroll. It is an area of amazing beauty and full of...More

Thank MRB01
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Next to town centre in plain nature, deers, birds, amazing nature, particularly good just before sunrise

Thank floriandiaz
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This a relatively small but beautiful nature reserve an ideal place to idle away an hour or so. No dogs are allowed. An oasis in Winchester.

Thank ChrisB77256
Reviewed 14 June 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

Thank DeepBlueJohn
Reviewed 29 May 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
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Shaun L
27 June 2017|
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Legally speaking to be naked in public is not illegal. It becomes illegal if the complainant can prove, in court, that a person striped off in public to cause "distress, alarm or outrage". In my opinion I wouldn't risk... More
Susette M
27 March 2017|
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Yes about 10 minutes