Hockley Viaduct

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AvidTraveler12
Winchester, UK1 615 bidrag
apr. 2019 • Par
From Winchester it is about a 5 mile, flat round trip and very rewarding walk. The walk takes in St Catherines Hill, the water meadows and some gorgeous scenery. The viaduct has been restored and is great for walking and cycling etc. Viewing the viaduct is difficult as it is largely obscured by trees.
Built in the 1880s out of red brick it has had many uses. The one that sticks in my mind is that over 15,000 trains crossed the single line viaduct during the build-up to D-Day and it was a key supply line for the successful invasion.
If its a warm day it's a great walk.
Skrevet 21. april 2019
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Ian C
Salisbury, UK1 170 bidrag
apr. 2019 • Par
Found this 600m 30 arch Bridge on a circular walk, the valley of fields, along the Itchen River. Great history, very close to the M3 but well preserved.
Skrevet 15. april 2019
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NHDG
Alton, UK276 bidrag
sep. 2018 • Familie
Found out about the viaduct and cycle path from a leaflet in Winchester. Have been on similar, brilliantly reclaimed, railway lines in France so were eager to try this one.

Smooth path, lots to see, great to take a picnic with you and fun to go across the viaduct itself. Parking is easy at either the viaduct end itself or closer in to Winchester.

St. Catherine's hill is a relatively light climb (our 5 year old managed it) with great views.

To top it off, there are a number of geocaches along the route.

What we thought would be an hour's curiosity became four hours of fun.
Skrevet 8. september 2018
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Foodie999999999
Kambodsja313 bidrag
des. 2016 • Par
After seeing a sign saying viaduct way we decided to go on the walk. It looked as if it wasn't far from town however we were wrong.

Our 10 minute stroll ended up being an hour and a half walk to near enough the m3 to find a very average bridge.

Unless you want a nice country dog walk - ensure you wear suitable shoes as my brand new heeled boots were not ideal.

Skrevet 6. desember 2016
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HampshireJulia
Hampshire67 bidrag
sep. 2016 • Alene
Walks in England are some of our unconsidered gems and the Hockley Viaduct Way is no exception. The viaduct itself, once holding a single track rail running as part of the line between Didcot and Southampton, has been fully restored and is now part of the Sustrans National Cycle Network between Reading and the Isle of Wight. Running to the south of Winchester, its 33 arches cross the water meadows and give a lovely view across them towards the city - almost entirely hidden by trees - and up to St Catherine's Hill. The path across the viaduct, with artwork relating to its history, then drops down to run alongside the Itchen Navigation with access to St Catherine's Hill and views along its length. The whole length of the Viaduct Way is suitable for families, buggies, bikes and skateboards, and makes a great Sunday afternoon walk. The Way is kept clear of litter and it is hoped to build a cafe at the opposite end of the Way to the Viaduct, but till then just take some water and biscuits and discover this lovely area just outside a historic city.
Skrevet 15. september 2016
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mandy r
Poole, UK172 bidrag
apr. 2016 • Par
We picked up a leaflet from the tourist information, for a walk to the Hockley Viaduct along the route of the old railway line. The walk is about 2 1/2 miles from the centre of Winchester, and is a well laid, smooth walk, and mostly flat. It was a lovely peaceful walk through wooded areas, with views of the river. The viaduct itself has wonderful views looking back to Winchester, and if you carry on over the viaduct and follow the path round to the other side of the field, you can look back for views of the viaduct itself. The leaflet says you can then walk on to the park and ride, presumably to catch a bus back, but we turned round and walked back. Very enjoyable.
Skrevet 30. april 2016
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Howlo
Buckingham, UK9 353 bidrag
nov. 2015 • Venner
For many years this Viaduct carried the railway over the water meadows, and with the building of the M3 around Winchester was in danger of being lost. Its now been restored and its good to see it is used regularly by walkers and cyclists. The views are good and its well worth visiting.
Skrevet 24. januar 2016
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Rod Armitage
Winchester, UK118 bidrag
jul. 2015 • Par
The Hockley Viaduct was originally called the Shawford Viaduct and, now safely restored, it forms a part of the National Cycle Route 23, between Reading and the Isle of Wight.

We just love walking back and forth across the top of it, enjoying the great views over the rivers and the water meadows far below!! Ignore the sound of the M3 for a bit!!!😁

This viaduct has returned from being, in our opinion, a bit of a white elephant bordering on an eyesore, to being restored almost to its former splendour. Many use it for cycle access from the city's southern park & ride facility.

The viaduct was constructed in the late 1880's by the London and South Western Railway Company. It played a part in the supply chain for the lead up to the D-Day landings and is considered of historic interest as it is one of the earliest 'modern' structures to have a solid concrete core, then clad with locally produced bricks from Bishop's Waltham.

Definitely worth a walk out of Winchester, especially on a sunny day, along the newly refurbished cycle/walking path, starting from the City Mill area, along the river and then the canal.
Skrevet 27. juli 2015
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CotswoldsMidge
Cotswolds529 bidrag
mai 2015 • Par
Since its restoration, this viaduct has been saved for future generations to enjoy. The cycle / footpath runs from Winchester along the old railway track-bed and benefits from scenic views over the water meadows of the River Itchen. There are many options to enjoy circular walks of varying distances in all directions from here.

Sometimes known as the Shawford or Twyford Viaduct, it is now known as the Hockley Viaduct as it is adjacent to where the old Hockley traffic lights were, a major bottleneck on the old A34 which has now been replaced by the M3. Whilst the M3 and the Twyford Cutting in particular caused controversy when it was constructed, it has at least enabled this viaduct and its surrounding area to revert to a relatively peaceful place to be enjoyed.
Skrevet 15. mai 2015
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