Alton Walk Festival 1st-31st May 2018



Building upon the success of its Walking Festival, Alton town Council have taken the decision to hold its 2018 event throughout the entire month of May.  The number and variety of walks available will look to entice everyone, from beginner to the experienced walker and will take in some of the best views available in Hampshire. The Festival will also aim to encourage those who have not considered walking before to actively log their progress to being able to complete a 5 km walk by the end of the month and hopefully encourage them to continue walking as a positive step towards their health and well-being. 

This year’s Festival will offer walkers a range of guided walks that will allow them to explore the town and surrounding countryside. Whether they are looking to delve into the town’s history, enjoy the local shops, cafes and restaurants or are a keen walker looking to enjoy a day out in the East Hampshire Countryside, the programme will offer something for all ages and abilities.

All walks need to be booked in advance due to limited numbers. The full events programme will be available very soon.

2018 will promote a number of new walks culminating in the Six Hills of Alton Walk which is dedicated to the memory of Robert Athis, who sadly is no longer with us, but was very much a stalwart for walking and devised the route for this walk.

Here are examples of a few walks in the programme. 

Fanny Adams Alton – Saturday 12th May 11:00am

Go back in time with one of Alton’s local historians for a historical walk through the sites connected to the tragedy of ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’

Over 16s

No dogs

Walking for Health

We are pleased to confirm Walking for Health will be taking part in the programme.

The walks are ideal for people who would like to improve their health whilst enjoying the beautiful countryside and local scenery.

Each walk will be around 2 to 2.5 miles

May 1st start from Jubilee Playing Fields

May 8th start from Binsted Recreation Ground

May 15th start from Selborne car park

May 22nd start from Holybourne

May 29th Start from South Warnborough

Alton Six Hills

We are excited to offer for the first time the ‘Alton six hills walk’ which will launch the 2018 Walking Festival. The walk includes taking in the 6 magnificent views of Alton from the surrounding hills around the town.  This walk is ideal for advanced walkers.


Alton Town Tour

Take a guided tour around the key historic landmarks of Alton and find out about the fascinating history of the town.


Alton Ramblers

Alton Ramblers will be taking part in the festival offering 12 walks to programme. Each walk will be lead by a Alton Ramblers leader.

You don’t need to be a member of the ramblers to take part and members are welcome to join the walks.