About the Wichelstowe Walking Competition

Do you have a favourite walk in the Wichelstowe area?  If so, why not enter our competition to find the best 8 walks and be in with a chance of winning a £50 Waitrose voucher, plus see your walk in print in a new free walking magazine.

We’re looking for the best walks in the Wichelstowe area so that we can turn these into a brand new free magazine for residents.  Over the summer, we’re encouraging residents to get out and about to discover the local area and nominate their favourite walks into the competition.  We have several categories of walks to ensure there’s a wide range to enter.

How do I enter?

The Wichelstowe Walking Competition is available for everyone to enter.  Between 18th July 2022 and 2nd September 2022, you can submit entries using the online entry form or the Wichelstowe paper entry form (Word).

The entry form needs to be accompanied by a map of the walking route.  This can be uploaded in electronic format (such as PDF or word file), a link to the walk plotted on a website (such as or submitted on a paper map with the route overlaid in pen by hand.

There are 8 categories of walk that we are looking for:

  • Short walk under 2 miles
  • Medium walk under 4 miles
  • Long walk up to 8 miles
  • Buggy friendly walk
  • Pub walk
  • Nature walk
  • History / Heritage walk
  • “Hidden gems” walk

You can enter the same walk against multiple categories.  The walks must be accessible to as many people as possible, and not cross any private land / property.

What can I win?

The winners of the 8 walks will see their nominated walk published in the free “Get Walking in Wichelstowe” magazine in the autumn, and be featured in the magazine.  There is also a £50 Waitrose gift card for each of the 8 winning entrants.  The competition is being funded through the Wichelstowe travel plan, supported by the developers.

Can I enter if I don’t live in Wichelstowe?

Yes, you don’t have to live in Wichelstowe.  The competition is open to anyone who lives in, works in or visits Swindon.

When will the winners be announced?

We will announce the winners during October 2022.  The magazine will then be designed and published in time for the new year.

If you have any queries about this competition, please drop us an email

Winners! (Announced Oct 2022)


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