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  Scene showing St. Cross Hospital from St. Catherine's Hill, Winchester, Hampshire (Hants), England   St. Cross Hospital seen from St. Catherine's Hill.

This view is looking almost due West from the top of the hill and the city of Winchester is off to the right. The yellow flowered plant in the foreground is Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea).

The tall chimney stacks on the almshouses can easily be seen standing in a row to the right of the church.

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  Scene showing Winchester from St. Catherine's Hill, Winchester, Hampshire (Hants), England   View of the city from St. Catherine's Hill with the cathedral being quite obvious.

We walked from the city centre alongside the river to the car park on the North-West side of the hill.

Then up, through the brick arch, on the short path which is steep in places although steps are provided. A total distance of about 1 and a quarter miles in about 45 minutes.

It was certainly worth it for the views from the top.

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  Knapweed on St. Catherine's Hill, Winchester, Hampshire (Hants), England   Greater Knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa) on St. Catherine's Hill.

There was a great variety of wild flowers on this hill more so than we had seen in many other places in England.

 

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  View by the river between St. Catherine's Hill and St. Cross Hospital, Winchester, Hampshire (Hants), England   The river Itchen between St. Catherine's Hill and St. Cross Hospital. Isn't that a beautiful and tranquil scene?

The Itchen Way footpath runs alongside this stretch of the river.

 

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