Join Nigel on an easy walk around the historic town of Winchester. Maybe a coffee stop and a leisurely lunch on the way with a glass of wine or two??
Meet at 10.30am, meeting place to be advised.
The Romans invaded Britain under Caesar in AD 43. They came to Winchester, which they
named Venta Belgarum. Winchester was one of the first Roman settlements in Britain and was
occupied from about AD 50. The Romans built several straight roads to link Winchester with
other Roman settlements and several of these are visible on maps and images of the region.
King Alfred the Great (reigned 871–899) is associated with Winchester, and made the town his
capital. The statue at the east end of the High Street (pictured), celebrating King Alfred’s millennium, was erected in 1901.
No booking form required for this event.
Each and every one of our day walks and day events are arranged for you to enjoy free of charge.
As a small not-for-profit organisation, a voluntary contribution to our running costs of, say, £2.00 or £3.00 per walk or event would be helpful, but you are welcome to take part regardless. Should you wish to make a contribution, please do so by electronic transfer to the embark2 bank account as follows: Sort Code 30-96-15 Account Number 00276448, Account Name: Embark2. Please also include a reference of the first 3 letters of the walk/event location and, if you wish us to know that the donation was from you, follow this with your name. Donations will not be collected on the day.
All our events and walks are risk assessed in advance to ensure that they are safe for you to take part. Your donation will help to pay the cost of our volunteers’ expenses incurred for risk assessing and leading the events as well as other running costs including our liability insurance, which provides cover for all our events and holidays.