Walk Alton's Women Walkers

An informal group that meets monthly for short, brisk Saturday morning walks,. Aimed at working women who love the outdoors but are short of time, volunteers lead a 4-5 mile walk lasting approximately 2 hours once a month. Local women and their friends are welcome to join - call Helen on 07887 744959 or Julie on 07941 226738 for information. Both Helen & Julie are walk leaders for the Alton Walking Festival

 

Walking For Health

Our walks are short and over easy terrain and are open to everyone but are especially aimed at those who are least active. Walks are usually between 2 and 3 miles in length; about 1.5 hours duration.

Alton WfH offers its weekly walks on a Tuesday morning, supported by several specially trained volunteer leaders, who are on hand to provide encouragement and support, and to make sure no one gets left behind.

If you want to make contact and find out more please contact Ian on 07766 174275

Walk Alton's 5 to 10

This is an informal group that meets monthly. The name indicates the walk length (between 5 & 10 miles) and the fact that we (normally) meet at 9.55am on the third Thursday of each month.

Ian is the organiser, he is a leader for Walking for Health and for the Alton Walking Festival. Please contact him on 07766 174275 if you want to join the mailing list. Details of each walk will be sent via email in advance of the walk date.  

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.
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.
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.

Walks for Birdwatchers

A series of specialised  bird walks are organised by the Hampshire Ornithological Society. These are at locations throughout Hampshire and sometimes further afield but also include Selborne Landscape Partnership farms. Please contact Annette Clayson HOS Walks Co-ordinator on 07980 976748 or click here  

 

Flower and Butterfly Walks

The Friends of Gilbert Whites and Oates Collection offer specialist walks see here for full details  

Donations of £5 are expected for the benefit of the Friends of the Museum. Attendance needs to be booked through chair.friendsofgwoc@gmail.com

 

Nordic Walking

There are Nordic Walking Groups throughout Hampshire. If you want to try out the sport you can undertake a free taster class at various locations across the country please click here for info

For more general info about this fast growing branch of walking click here  

Wandering Wayfarers

 This is a friendly, leisurely paced (this is not a marching group!) walking group and you are welcome to join us on our walks in Hampshire. Walks will mostly be on a Sunday and between 6-12 miles with the occasional long distance walk. There will be a modest charge per walk to cover the subscription costs of the site and other expenses associated with running the group. This is a non smoking group open to over 18's.      Click here for details

Hampshire Hikers - Meetup

Walks of 10-13 miles at a reasonable pace are lead by experienced walk leaders in Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset...Details of individual walks re only available to Hampshire Hikers Meetup. There is a charge of £2 per walk. For other Meetup walking groups please click here

Alton Walking Church for Men

An opportunity to walk and talk - for full details please click here