Colourful mural for new walks

Walk this way!

We’ve partnered up with walking app, Go Jauntly, to offer three new ideas for themed walks around Southampton.

The first is based on public art, the second is a foodie tour and the third is an exciting treasure trail for children around Houndwell Park. Each walk gives the user a new perspective on the city’s unique culture and encourages people to spend more time outside.

The Southampton Public Art Trail

Colourful mural on a wall

The Southampton Public Art Trail takes walkers on a tour of some of the city’s sculptures, mosaics, murals and benches while telling the story of each piece. Highlights include the sculpture outside the BBC Radio Solent building, the street art created in the Re:Claim Southampton Festival and the dancers on the Bedford Place car park railings. Have you ever wondered where the inspiration for the geometric floor designs outside the Southampton Crossings student accommodation came from?

The Southampton Foodie Tour

Exterior and outside dining area of Mail Room, Oxford Street

The Southampton Foodie Tour points out restaurants located inside architecturally stunning buildings, the history of Southampton’s food markets and even notes some famous people who have dined in these places. It features award winning eateries, tempting delicacies and fascinating foodie traditions. Check out Ottoman Kitchen, the winner of the best Middle Eastern restaurant in the UK in 2020, or nip into The Mail Room, the old Royal Mail house, for a quick cocktail!

The Ocean Explorer Trail

Play area along the Ocean Explorer walk

The third walk, called The Ocean Explorer Trail, sets children on a challenge to prevent pirates from stealing valuable jewels. They’ll need to solve clues to find the letters that spell out the name of the ship the villains are planning to target. This trail comes to life with its audible instructions from the Captain and of course, includes plenty of time to play between clues.

Where will your walks take you?

The work with Go Jauntly has kindly been funded through the European Regional Development Fund. Simply download the free Go Jauntly app and search for Southampton to browse the routes.

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