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
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in United Kingdom


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Alison Simpson (8 months ago)
A pleasant circular walk with views over Winchester and the River Itchen running alongside. The Handlebar Café is at the base of the hill next to one entrance to the nature reserve.
Sarah Morris (9 months ago)
Lovely place to visit. Dog walkers. Walkers or joggers would love it here. History lovers too. Great scenery and good atmosphere.
Lesley Roshier (11 months ago)
The family dragged me out...for a get my steps up!! I was pleasantly surprised to find that this 'hill' had very sensible sturdy wooden steps to take you to the lofty top! I had visions of scrambling up muddy walkways. It was a bit of a killer for an old unfit bird like me...but I did it! And was worth it. The views are stunning. There is a small woodland on the crest..and a little grass maze which the grandkids liked. But the views....beautiful....definitely worth the shortness of breath in the climb! And coming back down was easy! And a happy 11000 steps!
Jenny Miller (16 months ago)
If you are staying in Winchester and looking for a great walk that you don't need to drive or transit to- this is it! Give yourself 2 hours and an ambitious step goal. Suitable for people that are not afraid of stairs, great views butterflies (in summer) and a good cup of coffee or icecream at the end. It's a circular route that you can make longer or shorter depending on your entry point along the Itchen. Amazing views of the countryside and Winchester itself and you feel the history of the place. Peaceful, pack a lunch and have a picnic at the top. The kids and dogs will love it but if you'd rather just have some peace and quiet as a solo hiker, there's lots to be found.
Wayne Roberts (20 months ago)
Love this place i go there when i can to reflect on happier times i had there with my ex wife and children/grandchildren. I find myself being happy there but also have a very heavy heart when I'm at the top stood at the top of the hill just by my myself feeling lonely still i love it there.
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