Walking in Winchester

Stanmore Health Walk

The Winchester Walking Strategy has been produced by a cross-party group of councillors and representatives of local organisations interested in residents’ quality of life, the environment, economic vitality and the attractiveness of the city.

Winchester is one of the first local authorities to put forward a comprehensive plan to make walking safer and more attractive. There is evidence from many UK towns and cities that where provision for walking is improved pedestrian use increases as does economic activity.

In Winchester, where distances are not great, there is considerable potential to increase the number of journeys made on foot, making a significant contribution to economic prosperity, to health and wellbeing as well as reducing congestion, air and noise pollution.