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.

Alton Town Walks

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. Click Here for the list of dates.

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 

Walking for HealthWalking for Health in Alton starts from the Alton Sports Centre every Tuesday at 10.30am as well as the first Saturday of each month at 9.30am. The Tuesday walk is a 1-1.5 hour walk covering roughly 3 miles. For more information contact Ted on 01420 563520. The Saturday walk last around 2 hours and covers 5-6 miles, for more information contact James on 07824313843. Click here to view the Walking for Health Leaflet
Alton Ramblers

Regular walks in the Alton and the surrounding villages throughout the week and weekends. For more information on the Alton Ramblers and their programme of walks please visit-www.altonramblers.org.uk

Hangers Way

A 21 Miles 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.

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.

Walking in Hampshire

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.