Health Walks

Health Walks

Walking is a great way to keep active and healthy and its now even a social event that can help you to meet new peers and groups of people.

The regular Health Walks are a great way to see the beautiful landscapes of Winchester and take in some fresh air at the same time! Explained as 'a purposeful, brisk walk undertaken on a regular basis' these health walks can provide a great starting basis to leading an active and healthy lifestyle in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment!

Aimed at those people who are inactive or do little physical activity, there are currently six Health Walks that take place across the District and are run by our team of Volunteer Walk Leaders. These weekly walks last for about an hour (approximately 2.5 miles) and are free of charge. Details of your nearest Health Walk can be found below:

When Time Where Further details
Mondays 10.30am Tourist Information Centre, Winchester

Choice of 3 walks every week:

  • Short (10-30 minutes)
  • Steady (approx. 2-2.5 miles
  • Fast (approx 2.5-3 miles)

1st Monday of the month: fast walk = bus walk (see link below).             

Tuesdays 10.45am Coach & Horses PH, Sutton Scotney One hour walk 
Tuesdays 1.30pm Opposite the entrance to Alresford Recreation Centre, Alresford One hour walk 
Wednesdays 9.30am Winchester City Centre (Old Friarsgate Surgery) One hour walk 
Thursdays 10am The Square, Bishops Waltham

1st Thursday of the month: non-stile walk.
Last Thursday of the month: bus/car walk

Thursdays  2pm  River Park Walk - meet outside the leisure centre   30 minute walk 
Fridays 10am Costa Coffee, Weeke One hour walk covering 2-3 miles


Walking for Health

These walks rely on the support that we receive from our local Volunteer Walk Leaders and we are always looking for more volunteers to join our team. Walk Leaders attend a one day course to become qualified, the course is free of charge and run in the local area. Once qualified a leader can choose to take a group walk on a regular basis or on a more infrequent basis as they wish!

If you are interested in becoming a Walk Leader or are just interested in attending Health Walk please contact our Sports Development Manager, Calum Drummond, on 01962 848 329 or e-mail at calumdrummond@winchester.gov.uk for more information