A stone?s throw from Winchester city centre, Winnall Moors nature reserve is a picturesque patchwork of wildflower-rich meadow, pasture and woodland, with a beautiful, clear chalk stream running through its heart.
With the Adventure of Winnall Moors story trail, you can help the creatures of Winnall Moors rescue the Kingfisher from the evil clutches of the Toad Emperor and his army. Follow the sculptures and clues around the reserve to help you on your way to victory.
You can also follow the water vole trail, which takes you from Winchester city centre into the reserve. Look out for these charismatic little mammals, or listen out for the distinctive ?plop? of one dropping into the water as you follow the winding path along the River Itchen.
During the spring this nature reserve really comes to life ? reed warblers, sedge warblers and chiffchaffs sing at full volume, and marsh marigolds, yellow flag irises and cuckoo flowers adorn the meadow like jewels in the crown of England?s ancient capital.
Winnall Moors has long, surfaced paths and boardwalks, making walking with a pushchair easy.