Hampshire walking opportunities

Research shows that walking is good for you and the results are impressive. Building walking into your daily routine can lead to major reductions in diabetes and heart disease, decreases in high blood pressure, increases in bone density and many more benefits to your health. Below you will find useful information on how to get your steps up with local walking groups, as well as places to explore on foot in your local area.

** We recommend visiting the websites listed below for details of changes to individual walking programmes as a result of Covid-19. **

Health walks

Walking in Hampshire is fun, free and friendly, and walkers are invited to join for a cuppa and a chat after the walk. It's a great way to get active, socialise and meet new people! The walks last approximately 45 minutes and everyone is welcome to join. You can find information about health walks in Hampshire, including local walks in Winchester. Most walks are led by volunteers, and free training is provided to people who would like to help out with the walks. Support is also offered for workplaces or community groups who would like to organise walks for their organisation. Find more information about volunteering.

Hampshire also has many other walking groups you might like to join. Walking can be great fun and very sociable. Find a full list and more information about your local groups.

Hampshire Walking Group is a Ramblers group in Hampshire for young people who enjoy walking, the great outdoors, socialising and, above all, having fun! They organise a lot of activities throughout the year, from regular weekend walks and social meet ups in and around Hampshire, to exciting trips away all over the UK.

Hampshire County Council’s Countryside also offers led walks and activities for families. Whether you want magnificent views, a country park, somewhere to walk the dog or simply go for a gentle stroll, you'll find plenty to choose from in Hampshire.

If you live or work around the Winchester area you can get involved in their Feet First campaign.

Where to walk in Hampshire

Hampshire offers some excellent walks suitable for all ages and abilities. You can download local maps and walks. To help you find your way when walking around Hampshire you can use the My Journey planner or Walk It, which will plan your journey, tell you how far you have walked and how many calories you burn.

The Go Jauntly walking app also has an inspiring collection of beautiful walks to help you discover the benefits of walking and explore more of your local area on foot. Download the app from Google Play or the App Store or click here to find out more.

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