King's Way

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King's Way
Length45 mi (72 km)
LocationSouthern England
TrailheadsWinchester Cathedral
Portchester Castle
UseHiking
Hiking details
SeasonAll year

King's Way or the Allan King Way is a 45-mile-long-distance (72 km) footpath in Hampshire, England. This footpath was created by the Hampshire Area of the Ramblers' Association as a memorial to the late Allan King a former Publicity Officer who was partly responsible for the formation of a number of Groups in Hampshire. The route runs from Portchester to Winchester via Bishops Waltham and passes by sites such as Portchester Castle, Fort Nelson and Bishops Waltham Palace

The footpath is waymarked by metal and plastic disks found attached to wooden and metal posts, trees and street furniture. These have the words Allan Kings Way. Where the route coincides with the same route as other long-distance paths, the waymarking is not continuous. There is a free downloadable guide book to the route available on the Eastleigh Ramblers web site.

This route is shown as a series of green diamonds on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps and as a series of red diamonds on Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps.

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Coordinates: 50°58′08″N 1°14′36″W / 50.9690°N 1.2434°W / 50.9690; -1.2434