Walks around Alton


A walk leaflet developed by Alton Town Council to showcase three walks in and around the town - Windmill Hill Walk, Holybourne Walk and Flood Meadow Walk.  




Supported by Alton Community Centre and Alton Town Council, a series of guided walks around historic Alton take place, starting at the Curtis Museum in the High Street.

Prices are £3 for adults and 50p for children aged 5-16.

Walks for groups can be arranged for other days.

For further information telephone 01420 85057


A 21 mile long-distance walk from Alton to Queen Elizabeth Country Park. 

The route is well sign posted with the logo of a tree on a green arrow. 


For more information please click here.



Alton Group help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. We organise regular walks led by our own members – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness. You are very welcome to try walking with us, or to get involved in looking after our local paths and green spaces with our footpath teams. 

We cover a large area of East Hampshire and the South Downs, with an interesting variety of scenery. There is always a mid-week walk of approximately 5 miles, and frequently longer ones as well including a regular Sunday walk, normally of about 10 miles, in addition there are some walking breaks away. Details of our walks can be found on the Ramblers™ website. We are a very friendly group and enjoy a range of social events. Our priority is for all our members to enjoy their walking and membership. We have published a book called

Walks from Alton and we are looking for new members now.

St Swithun's Way - A 34 mile long-distance walk from Winchester to Farnham

St Swithun’s Way runs between Winchester, the capital of Saxon England, and historic Farnham. Whilst not tracing the original route of the Pilgrim’s Way, as much of this is now the busy A31, St Swithun’s Way follows some of the county’s best countryside paths. Starting at Winchester Cathedral, the route weaves its way east through the picturesque Itchen Valley, taking in several pretty and unspoilt Hampshire villages, enabling the walker to visit numerous churches with pilgrimage connections and take a well-earned rest in welcoming country pubs.

Continuing northeast, it passes through the attractive market towns of Alresford and Alton, as well as Chawton, the home of Jane Austen. Opportunities also abound for the walker to combine a trip with a ride on the Watercress Line, Hampshire’s steam railway which runs through this section of countryside. Following the path of the River Wey, the route reaches Farnham in Surrey, a town with strong links with Winchester. Here, the route continues to Canterbury as the North Downs Way National Trail.

By visiting www3.hants.gov.uk/walking.htm you'll find all things walking in Hampshire including;Long distance walks, Guided walks, Featured walks, Town walks, New Forest walks, Walk the Olympic Rings, Maps and leaflets, Accessible countryside, Story Trails and Dog walking.

To report a problem please visit www3.hants.gov.uk/row/row-problemreporting.htm or for Alton based problems please call Alton Town Council on 01420 83986.

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