Farnham Rocks

Alton Walking Festival

Alton + Bordon


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Alton is a vibrant Walkers are Welcome Hampshire town which truly has community spirit at its heart. Situated at the source of the River Wey and enjoying a stunning rural backdrop at the gateway of the South Downs National Park, Alton is known by many as 'Jane Austen Country' with its close ties to its charming neighbouring parish of Chawton.

There is plenty to see and do in and around Alton and the town serves as a convenient base to explore the local area. The town is easily accessible by public transport, has direct road links from Winchester, Basingstoke and Guildford and is located just off the A31 with ample parking throughout the town.
You can download the Alton Walking Festival booklet with a list of all the walks here - Walking Festival Booklet 2024
Here are some important pointers to consider when booking onto your walks. Please check the speed of walk before booking :
Slow walks will be at 2 miles per hour or lessModerate will be 2.5 to 3 miles per hourBrisk walks will be 3+ miles per hour
All travel costs (buses, trains and parking) are at the expense of the walker.Please make sure you have the appropriate clothing, footwear and you carry water.Many of the walks are in the countryside/woodland so rest stops for toilets may not be possible.Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of your walk.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Kaylie or Natalie on 01420 83986 or email support@alton.gov.uk.

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