WINCHESTER Ramblers, supported by Winchester City Council and Winchester Tourist Guides, have organised a new walking weekend event. 

The Walking Weekend, which will take place from June 14-16, will offer a series of guided walks in the city, all of which will start and finish at the green in front of Winchester Cathedral in the city centre.

The walks are open to all walkers from 18 years-old and upwards, and will vary in length and type, from short city walks through to longer downland rambles.

Organiser Phill Jennison said: “At the local branch of the Ramblers, we have been looking at ways to promote the health and wellbeing benefits of walking to the wider public, as well as encouraging people to get out and explore the incredible countryside around Winchester. 

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“This is a way of reaching out to non-members, and of promoting the important work that we do to help keep our precious rights of way open and accessible for everyone".

Winchester Ramblers chair Richard Eve added: “This first official Walking Weekend is a great way to explore some of the fantastic walking opportunities in the district whilst benefitting from the wealth of experience of both Winchester Ramblers and Winchester Tourist Guides. 

“It’s a wonderful way to meet new people as well as taking advantage of the fresh air and the chance to learn more about our historic city.” 

To find out more about the walks, or how to get involved, visit the Winchester Ramblers website at