Alton's Autumn Walking Festival 2023
Bookings open on Thursday 14th September
Welcome to this year's Autumn Walking Festival in Alton Hampshire - Simply the best of 2023
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.
Alton Walking Festival takes place every May and has just celebrated its 11th year and this year we will be holding our 4th Autumn walking festival from Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd October. Both events are ideal for enthusiastic walkers, relaxed wanderers, and curious explorers of all ages. The festival is the ideal opportunity for the local community and visitors from further afield to meet likeminded people, explore the Town and its surrounding villages and discover the superb Hampshire countryside with its abundance of wildlife and rich cultural heritage.
After the success of our month long walking festival in May, we are excited to announce a selection of our popular walks from May will be included. This gives another opportunity to join in (as we know some people missed out as the waiting lists for these walks were quite long). The festival hosts a wide variety of walks led by knowledgeable volunteer walk leaders, offering an extensive programme of routes to suit all abilities. Whether you’re looking for a shorter stroll, a day long hike or themed walks including Foraging, ghost walks (https://ghost-walks.com/events) and Town Walks, there is definitely a walk for you.
Alton Town Council would like to say thank you to all the committed local volunteer groups and walking who have put together a programme to promote, share and develop walks around Alton.
For more details and to book the Ghost Walks on Thursday 19th and Sunday 22nd October https://ghost-walks.com/