Step 1: Welcome to Winchester! This is part 1 of the Itchen Navigation walk, which runs to Southampton. Today, we’ll be walking to Shawford.
Step 2: The Itchen Navigation is well sign-posted. As it follows the route of a waterway, the trail is mainly flat and level, however there are some locations with stiles, gates or gradients. Additionally, the route can get muddy and wet.
Step 3: Be sure you’ve packed plenty of water and snacks, and you’re wearing good, comfortable walking shoes.
Step 4: When you’re ready, we’ll head out from the railway station in Winchester. The station is served by frequent Southwestern Railway trains coming from Weymouth, Southampton, Eastleigh, and London Waterloo.
Step 5: Exiting out the station, head straight ahead down Station Hill on the pavement. Keep the road to your right and head past the bus stops.
Step 6: At the junction, cross first to the right to cross to the other side of Station Hill.