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Explore Engineering – Winchester Waterways Walk
July 2021 @ 3:45 pm - 6:30 pmFree
Winchester, King Alfred’s capital of Wessex, is a beautiful cathedral City, but also has a complicated river system with various interlinked branches of the River Itchen flowing through, and under the City.
Following serious flooding in 2014 a scheme was built last year to help to manage flooding by control of the river upstream in an and allow flooding in the Nature reserve at Winnall Moors, a SSSI.
The schemes involved creation of a high-risk reservoir in the city centre that is designed not to be an obvious flood defence.
The walk will allow you to see the new construction, but also the nature reserve at Winnall Moors.
Covid-19 restrictions: we will abide by Government guidance in place at the time of this event or postpone the event to a new date if necessary. Arrangements will be clarified in advance for those people signed up to the event.
Meet at the Durngate Car-park ( North Walls, Winchester SO23 8DW) at 15:45 for a 16:00 start and it is about 1 mile around the new works, but we will also walk around the Nature Reserve and to City Mill, which as an important part of the scheme making a total of about 4 miles. The scheme was a co-operation between the City Council, County Council and the Environment Agency.
The total length of walk is about 4 miles. The walk is expected to finish about 18:30pm. No specific arrangements have been made for refreshments afterwards, but there are a variety for pubs and restaurants in the City Centre.
This event has been organised by the ICE retired members group, but all grades of membership, guests and partners are welcome at this event. If you would like more information about the visit please contact Tim Kermode (firstname.lastname@example.org) Attendance will count towards CPD.
Numbers will be limited to 20 people so please book through the ICE system. There is no charge for this event.