Alton’s Autumn Walking Festival

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.

Alton Walking Festival is a truly friendly walking event, ideal for enthusiastic walkers, relaxed wanderers, and curious explorers of all ages to explore the Town, surrounding villages and discover the superb Hampshire countryside. 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, Nordic Poles, Bat Walks, Walking Challenges and Town Walks, there is definitely a walk for you.

Alton, England
From October 4 to
October 9, 2022
6 days
Organizer type: Tourism Board
Alton Town Council
+01 42083986


Alton’s Autumn Walking Festival


Tuesday 4th October 

Walk 1 Alton's Lost Railways  6.5 miles / 2.5 - 3 hours 10:00 am
Walk 2 Wellbeing Walk: Letting Go  2 miles / 2.5 - 3 hours 10:00 am
Walk 3 The Six Hills of Alton: West Circuit  5-6 miles / 3 hours 2:00 pm
Walk 4 Hampshire Bat Group: Evening Bat Walk  1 - 2 hours 6:00 pm

Wednesday 5th October

Walk 5 Gaston Wood via Bentworth 5.5-6.00 miles / 3.5 hours 9:30 am
Walk 6 Bramdean Common and Cheriton Battlefield 8.5 miles / 4 hours 10:00 am
Walk 7 The Six Hills of Alton: East Circuit 8 miles / 4 hours 1:00 pm
Walk 8 Autumn Woodland Walk 4.75 miles / 2.5 hrs 2:00 pm

Thursday 6th October

Walk 9 In Writers' Footsteps 10 miles / 5-6 hours 9:30am
Walk 10 Up and over Holybourne Down 4.75 / 2.5 - 3 hours 10:00am
Walk 11 Four Marks, Farringdon and Chawton 8.6 Miles / 5 hours 10:00am
Walk 12 Alton Town Guides: Civil War Walk 2 miles / 1.5 hours 2:00pm

Friday 7th October

Walk 13 Autumn Foraging Stroll 1 mile / 1.5 hours 10:00am
Walk 14 A Village Ramble 11 miles / 5 hours 10:00am
Walk 15 Neatham Down Circular Walk 5.5 miles / 3 hours 1:30pm
Walk 16 Town Walk: Around the back of Alton 1.5 hours 2:00pm

Saturday 8th October

Walk 17 Bentley Station to Alton Station 8.5 miles / 3.5 hours 9:30am
Walk 18 Alton Tree Walk 2 miles / 1.5 hours 10.00am
Walk 19 Lower Froyle and Pax Hill 4.25 miles / 2 hours 10:00am
Walk 20 Holybourne Ponds Scavenger Walk 1.5 miles / 1.5 hours 1pm

Sunday 9th October 

Walk 21 Bentworth Circular Walk 5.5 miles / 3 hours 10:00am
Walk 22  The Six Hills of Alton 11.5 miles / 5.5 hours 10:00am
Walk 23  Binsted to Isington Tree Walk 3.7 miles / 2 hours 10:30am
Walk 24  Alton Town Guides: Town Walk 2 miles / 1.5 hours 2:00pm

Alton, England


Alton’s Autumn Walking Festival

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’s Autumn Walking Festival