Friday, 27 May 2011

Favourite Places - Chilcomb, Winchester

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Chilcomb, Winchester

I have been spending a lot of time in Winchester lately. It's such a beautiful city, and as someone said yesterday on Twitter, the walk from the Square through the Cathedral Close out to the College and Kingsgate St and then on though the water meadows (where Keats composed his 'Ode To Autumn') to St Cross must be one of the finest in the country.  But Winchester is also blessed as it lies in glorious Hampshire countryside and is watered by the clear chalk streams of the Itchen. The little village of Chilcomb is closest to the city. It's also the site of an Army firing range and so is curiously peaceful.

Click the heading for more photos  and here for a report on the Drapers' Almshouse outing to Winchester in 2009


  1. Anonymous10:56 pm

    It looks glorious, and I'm keen to enjoy a walk taking in the village. Does the firing range and proximity to the M3 not make it very noisy?

  2. It is actually very quiet and a lovely place to walk, tough the M3 can be noisy when the wind is in the wrong direction - but it can affect practically the whole city unfortunately!