Keeping Fit in Winchester

If fitness is your thing there is no need to stop being active when you're in Winchester, in fact a break in Winchester could just be the fitness kick start you need with all that fresh air and beautiful countryside on the doorstep!


Winchester is a great place to run. There are routes through the city and also out into the surrounding countryside and South Downs.

The Winchester Bloggers have a fabulous route running the viaduct and the great historical sights you pass on your way Winchester Bloggers - Running the Winchester Ways

There are also routes and distances to suit all abilities here on the Map My Run site


Winchester has some brilliant cycling routes, both on road and off road and the city is a popular start for the tough 100 mile South Downs Way Challenge.

There are some more sedate routes available though. Visit Winchester have a good few routes (including the 100 miler) as do Map my Ride


For those that want a more relaxed way of seeing the sights of Winchester and Hampshire then there are some beautiful walking routes too.

Winchester Bloggers have listed their favourite walking routes and the National Trust have some great downloadable maps for routes around Winchester.

We also have a blog post with our favourite pub walks that you can read here.

the gym

if the weather isn't up to much during your stay or you're just more of a gym bunny than an outside keep fitter then worry not as Winchester has a couple of great gyms available to use on a pay as you go basis

Winchester Sport & Leisure Park

New Energy Fitness


The local leisure centre features a brand new 50m 8 lane swimming pool, teaching pool (20m x 10m) and confidence water area.
The Rapids Centre in nearby Romsey has a great pool to get those lengths in or just to keep the kids occupied on a rainy day.

Winchester Sport & Leisure Park

The Rapids


We have a full blog post on yoga in Winchester here