THE programme of Winchester summer walks has been released.

The walks are organised by the City of Winchester Trust and have become an annual event in the city.

May 30: St. Cross Meadows. Meet outside the Bell Public House, 83 St Cross Road. Susan Simmonds Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, education officer.

June 6: Thomas Micklam, Winchester’s lost Victorian architect. Meet at Water Lane on the green between Durngate and Blue Ball Hill. Judith Martin, trust member.

June 13: A Sally round the Soke – from Magdalen to Michelin. Meet outside the Tourist Information Centre, Winchester Guildhall, Colin Cook, Winchester City Registered Tourist Green Badge guide.

June 20: Water and waterways. Meet outside the City of Winchester Trust, Heritage Centre, 32 Upper Brook Street, Richard Baker, trust member.

June 27: The Enhancement of St Thomas Street. Meet outside Lloyds Bank, 49 High Street, Andrew Rutter, retired Winchester City Council conservation officer and trust member.

July 4: Walk TBC.

July 11: Walk TBC.

July 18: Aspects of current conservation in Winchester. Meet at the City of Winchester Trust, Heritage Centre, 32 Upper Brook Street, Louise Dandy, historic environment team leader, and Rachel White, historic environment team leader, Winchester City Council.

July 25: Walk TBC.

August 1: Canon Street area 100 years ago. Meet at the Southgate Street end of Canon Street, John Pilkington, Travel writer and broadcaster.

August 8: Middle Age market on St. Giles Hill. Meet next to the Chesil Rectory, 1 Chesil Street, Winchester, SO23 0HU by the pedestrian crossing, Graeme Stevenson, trust member.

August 15: Walk TBC.

All walk start at 6pm.

Donations of £5 to the Trust are requested from each person on each walk. People are strongly advised to secure a place to avoid disappointment. Contact the Heritage Centre no later than midday the day before each walk. Email: or telephone (01962) 851664. Generally maximum 25 attendees for all walks unless stated otherwise.

An additional donation of £4 for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust requested from each person. Wear suitable footware for a variety of surfaces. Maximum 20 attendees for this walk only.