Short walks

If you are looking for a selection of short walks of about one to two hours around Winchester, this is the place for you.

All walks are loops and are either easy of moderate routes. You can always walk to the starting point from wherever you are in Winchester to turn a walk into a longer walk and get some extra exercise.

3 short walks from Sarum Road
Three short walks from Sarum Road, Winchester

The area around Sarum Road and Chilbolton Avenue in Winchester has become increasingly popular as an upmarket residential area in recent years. There’s a string of nice houses and apartments. It…

Greta Thunberg statue
See the Greta Thunberg statue in Winchester for yourself

A statue of Greta Thunberg was unveiled at Winchester University yesterday. It’s all over the news (Spectator article, as one example and even Fox news in the US) due the costs and the fact that…

Farley church across field
Farley Church

Most of us living in Winchester have been to Farley Mount at least once, if not more often. I have been a number of times, but only a couple of weeks ago discovered the wonderful Farley Church, a litt…

Magdalen Hill Down
Magdalen Hill Down

The center of Winchester is very close to the South Downs and from the King Alfred statue, you can leave the bustle of the city within minutes. This walk has great views from St Giles Hill and Magdale…

Ham Green walk
Ham Green, Sparsholt

There are two new benches on Ham Green, a nice little commons with great views towards Sparsholt and Deane. Traffic-wise, Dean Lane is usually quiet and also good for cycling. On the return there is a…

If you are after longer walks, have a look at walk#5 as part of the 12 walks challenge.