The Festival will offer walkers a range of guided walks enabling them to explore the town and surrounding countryside, featuring walks of 2 – 10 mile durations as well as several feature walks taking in longer distances. Whether you 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.
Alton Town council have worked with committed local walking groups and walking enthusiasts to put together a programme of walks to develop walking in and around Alton. The ever-popular Town Guided Walks will provide an opportunity for residents and visitors to learn some more about the history of Alton getting to know the nooks and crannies of lesser known areas in the town. Alton Ramblers will be providing a number of Walk Leaders for this year’s festival offering some 12 walks covering a range of routes designed for the experienced walkers. Other volunteer groups will feature walks for beginners as well as those looking to improve their fitness.