It is easy to forget that at this site, the bustling city centre is a short walk away. Plantlife is diverse here, and the rare green-flowered helleborine is found under willow trees in the southern part of this site. Unusually for a chalk stream, the Itchen has many different species of breeding dragonfly including the broad-bodied chaser and common darter. Habitat restoration work is seeking to encourage breeding redshank, lapwing and snipe.
Discovery Packs available from City Mill, Bridge Street, Winchester and the Tourist Information Centre on the Broadway. £10 returnable deposit for a bag of adventure! Spotter sheets, craft activity, binoculars and activity sheets. Please tweet or share your experience to spread the word! #winnallmoors