Follow in the footsteps of Keats this Autumn

Press Release: 10/10/2011

Autumn Leaf

Now is the perfect time of year to step out on Keats' Walk and enjoy Winchester at its best as the leaves on the trees begin to turn golden and the Autumn mists roll in. Retrace the path of the poet's daily walk through the Cathedral close and the water meadows - the inspiration for his famous ode 'To Autumn'.


Winchester's charms have changed little since Keats stayed here in 1819: the medieval buildings are still 'mixed up with trees', the waters of the Itchen still 'most beautifully clear' and mists rise from the river in the early mornings and late afternoons of autumn.


Download a copy of the self-guided walk from, pick up a free leaflet from Winchester Tourist Information Centre (open Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm) or call 01962 840 500.