St Catherine's Mizmaze

Winchester, United Kingdom

One of eight historic turf labyrinths remaining in England. St Catherine's mizmaze was built, possibly in the 17th century, on the edge of an Iron Age rampart and near the site of a Norman chapel destroyed in 1537.


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Founded: Possibly 17th century


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Tim Brogan-Shaw (2 years ago)
Stunning views! Really breathtaking! Highly recommend this place for a walk or on a bike, very beautiful part of the world. Gets pretty warm here in the summer and when it snows the hill looks amazing and white!
Nigel Davison (2 years ago)
This is a good point to start a walk along the itchen river but at this time of year, climbing the hill is cold and soggy! The biggest problem is parking and my suggestion is to park at the nearby park and ride, pay your money and take the 5 minute walk to the hill and river. The river path is great for walkers and bikers and is in in very peaceful setting.
Gerry Ashton (3 years ago)
A good place for a family walk. Some great views. Not too badly affected by the motorway.
Sylvia Turnbull (3 years ago)
Lovely, lovely place for a good walk, run, scoot or cycle. Much nicer now there is the tarmaced path. The views are amazing and when you get to the top of the hill, it feels amazing- especially if you are on your own and it's quiet! St. Catherine's hill is a beautiful, beautiful place. The only downside is the tiny car park, which you can never pull into and park straight away in. I don't know if we are unlucky, but every time we go, we have to wait for ten minutes before someone leaves, so we can get a space. It's a pain, but once you are out walking, it is forgotten!
Natalie Mansell (3 years ago)
Great place for a walk and hike. Must be pretty mobile to climb up but excellent views of the surrounding areas. On either side of the hill you have the option to take the steps up, one side there is roughly 100 steps plus a bit of an incline hike to get to the top. On the other side the steps go all the way and are much easier to tackle. The view across Winchester and the area are breathtaking. Worth an hour of your day if you are in the vicinity
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