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Yellow arrow with nameAllan King Way


68 km / 42 miles
A walk devised by the Hampshire Area RA in memory of Allan King, one of their early members. The route links the old Roman strongholds of Portchester and Winchester.

From Porchester Castle the route heads west along the foreshore before turning north to cross the M27, and railway, to reach Fort Nelson and Nelson's Monument. Still meandering northwards the route passes through the villages of World's End and Soberton, where it turns west. crossing the River Meon, to reach the ruined Bishop's Palace at Bishop's Waltham. The line of the old Roman road from Porchester to Winchester is followed for a short distance before reaching Upham and Cheesefoot Head. The walk now heads to Ovington where it follows the Itchen Way and then the Nun's Walk into Winchester and its finish at King Alfred's statue. On OS mapping the route is shown as 'King's Way'.

A new guide to the route has now been published (2013) in pdf format and available as a free download, see link below, or from the website


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Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
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Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: SU625046 - Portchester, Hampshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SU486290 - Winchester, Hampshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Hampshire Rights of Way Improvement Trust Allan King Way Part 1 - Portchester to Portsdown Hill (Youtube) Allan King Way Part 2 - Portsdown Hill to Hambledon (Youtube) Allan King Way Part 3 - Hambledon to Bishop's Waltham (Youtube) Allan King Way Part 4 - Bishop's Waltham to Owslebury (Youtube) Allan King Way Part 5 - Owslebury to Gander Down (Youtube) Allan King Way Part 6 - Gander Down to Ovington (Youtube) Allan King Way Part 7- Ovington to Winchester (Youtube)

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Allan King Way  (Hampshire Rights of Way Improvement Trust Limited  - 2014 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 185, 196
OS Landranger Active 185, 196
OS Explorer 3, 29, 32
OS Explorer Active 3, 29, 32

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GPX Route File
Allan King's Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 27/11/2016 10:53:13 - Adjustments to track & finish
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MemoryMap Route File
Allan King's Way Memory Map Route File
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Tracklogs Route File
Kings Way Tracklogs Route file
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Route Profile:

68.9 km (42.8 miles)
891 m (2,923 ft) ascent
168 m (551 ft)  maximum height

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