Explore Winchester with our maps

If you live in WINCHESTER you will know some parts of the city well. Follow Will Walker as he explores Venta Belgarum and its surrounding countryside.

We have put together 12 walks, starting from four well known starting points in the city. So, get outside, explore parts of the city you don’t know or haven’t been to for a while or discover new areas.

Pan and zoom to find all 12 walks and click on the numbers/symbols for details:

Now is a good time to stock-up on OS maps: get 3 maps for £20 with voucher code 3MAPS this weekend (until 24 January) in the OS map shop.

Our walks

Our walks around Winchester are designed to encourage you to walk in all directions and discover beautiful countryside: rivers, moors, hills, butterfly reserves and woodlands are waiting for you.

We combine photographs from our own walks with interactive maps that can be used to navigate the walks on a mobile phone. We have walked around Winchester for years, but it was only during the spring 2020 lockdown that we discovered so many more areas.

Pan the map (above) and you will see that the walks cover all directions from 4 easy access points. Walks range from 3km for an easy start to a more challenging 20km. At a swift walking speed they will take between half an hour and five hours to complete. Here’s a list view of the 12 walk challenge.

Winchester Maps OS Explorer map Winchester

If you like paper maps, the Ordnance Survey Explorer map OL22 * covers the whole of Winchester and the surrounding areas from Chandlers Ford to Micheldever as well as Crawley to East Meon. There’s also an overview of Winchester area maps.

3D fly-through Winchester - Cheesefoot Head

Each walk has an interactive, GPS-enabled map – we hope this is more intuitive than long textual descriptions of the routes.

Follow Will Walker on his walk from King Alfred, across St Giles Hill to Magdalen Down and up to Cheesefoot Head before returning back to Winchester city centre on this interactive 3D fly-through of walk#9.

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