WINCHESTER is often called a town-like city because you can walk to almost anything.

But if you were to walk a bit further, what would you find?

Here is a list of walks that you can pick up from Winchester or nearby:

The Clarendon Way (24 miles)

The Clarendon Way is a footpath stretching between Winchester and Salisbury.

If you’re starting in the city, park in Garnier Road and find the starting point.

From there, the route is marked by green arrows to point you in the right direction.

Be warned, it is very steep.

Hockley Viaduct (12 miles)

This visits the historic Hockley Railway Viaduct.

From the top of the viaduct there are fine postcard sights over the river towards St Catherine's Hill.

The walk starts near the cathedral.

From there, head east and find paths heading south along the Itchen to Wharf Hill Bridge which spans the river.

St Catherine’s Hill (1 mile)

Climb the hill that is said to have some of the most beautiful views in Winchester.

You can see the remains of an Iron Age hill fort and the site of a 12th century chapel.

If you want to extend the walk, start from the city centre.

St Swithun’s Way (34 miles)

Follow the St Swithun's Way from Winchester to Farnham – a trial with many church and pilgrimage connections.

It begins at Winchester Cathedral and heads east, through the Itchen Valley towards New Alresford.

What better way to see the sights offered by the countryside in two neighbouring counties?

Winnall Moors Nature Reserve (2 miles)

You can enjoy a small stroll at this picturesque reserve.

Keep an eye out for the resident animals which include otters, and the many species of birds, too.

The Itchen Way passes nearby so you can pick this up to continue your walk along the river.

Lakeside Country Park (1 mile)

Between Eastleigh and Southampton, you can find 60 acres of wet meadow and woodland.

The park also has plenty to offer for birdwatchers, lots of insects and you may also see a deer.

Reward yourself after the walk at the miniature railway and café.

Meon Valley Trail (9 miles)

A peaceful cycling and walking trail, this runs along a disused railway track from West Meon to Wickham.

Look around as you’re surrounded by the beautiful Meon Valley and the River Meon.

You’ll notice the wildlife is incredibly diverse.

The route is reasonably flat, running along a surfaced path.

Shawford to Winchester (3 miles)

How about a nice riverside walk from Shawford to Winchester?

This is an easy route using a good surfaced paths along the River Itchen and the Itchen Navigation.

The walk starts from Shawford train station and follows north along the River Itchen. You'll pass Hockley Golf Course and the St Catherine's Hill.