Dog walk

St Catherines Hill Fort


Type of walk

Hilly, Forest

What's here

Free Parking

About this walk

There are a few routes up St Catherine’s Hill, which all start and end at a convenient car park. Once at the summit, the walk can be extended to include the East side of the Hill. The Hill has been in use for 3000 years and the summit with the Miz-maze, the ruined Norman Chapel buried under the Beech trees, and the deep Iron Age ramparts, affords perhaps the best view of Winchester, the Cathedral and St Cross Church, from this side of the valley.

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Comments (6)

  • fi_jasper profile

    7 years ago

    There are some lovely routes around this area but on a nice day it's car park hell and can be impossible to park in the small parking area or on any of the surrounding roads. There are also quite often cattle grazing on the hill so be careful in that area with any dog that likes chasing!
  • adpaylor profile

    7 years ago

    Thanks for posting this walk - I took my energetic German Shepherd on it this morning and he's now fast asleep! The views are fab and it offers great variety with the riverside path, wooded areas, open fields and steep hills. Really enjoyable!
  • natwildlife profile

    7 years ago

    Hello all. Please note that this is a nature reserve managed for the benefit of wildlife by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. It is vitally important that you take note of signs, ALWAYS pick up after your dog and keep your dog close to you, in sight and/or on a lead at all times. For further information, please see our website Link →. You can also download our walking with cattle guidelines.
  • smallpawsoutdoors profile

    5 months ago

    Beautiful location, I walk here regularly. Love the fact there are multiple routes to take so every walk is different.
  • ameliaosborne profile

    3 months ago

    very hilly nice cafe afterwards easy accessible parking
  • TomMartin999 profile

    3 months ago

    Good to run up and down and then splash into the Itchen at the bottom!!!
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Garnier Rd, Winchester SO23, UK View on Google

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