The Ramblers Association

Alton has an active Ramblers Association who have regular Sunday and mid-week walks varying from three to thirteen miles. In the summer there are evening walks. Walks take place throughout the Hampshire area, visit the Alton Ramblers Association website for full details.
Walking for Health

Local volunteers run short (2 – 3 miles) weekly walks stating from Alton Rugby Club. Anstey Park, either in Alton or travelling further afield. They offer a wide range of walks in beautiful countryside. All levels welcome.

For a full list of walks, please see our programme Walking 4 Health.


Progression Walks provide a greater challenge for people who find the above achievable and want to build up their distance. Run on first Tuesday afternoon of each month and are between 5 and 8 miles at a fairly brisk pace.  No formal registration and no charge to take part however please join their mailing list so you are advised of the walk's start point in advance - please ring Ian on 07766 174275 for details

Hampshire Countryside Walks

Hampshire Countryside Walks is a online walking group on Facebook for people living in the vicinity.

You can apply to be a member via the Facebook site and then you can access 2-3 walks a week. In the summer they do evening walks too.

University of the Third Age (U3A)


On the first Monday of the month, the Alton University of the Third Age (U3A) ramblers enjoy the wonderful countryside surrounding Alton. Typically there are 20 walkers on a planned route of between 5½ and 6 miles. Routes are circular and begin at a suitable hostelry in one of the surrounding villages. Routes take them over the hills, woods, tracks and viewpoints so typical of this pretty part of Hampshire. There are fascinating shady sunken lanes, wooded paths and tracks over higher ground where views are exemplary and the sky goes on forever.

Cardiac Rehab



The Basingstoke and Alton Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre (Cardiac Rehab), our local charity, is one of the largest providers of cardiac-related exercise and health education in the South of England. Cardiac Rehab’s Staywell Programme recommends walking, to increase the effectiveness of the fitness programme.

Long Distance Walkers Association

For those who love longer walks of about 20 miles, the Wessex Long Distance Walkers Association organise weekend social walks twice each month, usually meeting at 08.45 and walking until 16.30 with lunch stop. Everyone is welcome to try a walk with the LDWA. Membership costs £15 per year.

If 20 miles is not enough, the LDWA organises check-pointed challenge events every weekend all over the country with varying distances of 25-100 miles.