Alton Women Walkers

An informal group that meets monthly for short, brisk Saturday morning walks,. Aimed at busy 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.

If you would like to go on our mailing list for future walks please complete the following online form click here.


Alton Wellbeing Walks

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 never more than 3 miles in length; about 1.5 hours duration.

Alton Wellbeing Walks offers its weekly walks at 10:30 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 Marilla on 07790 310293.

Five to Ten Group 

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, and the chair of Walk Alton. He also leads walks for Walking for Health and for the bi-annual 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.  

Alton Ramblers

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.

Alton Town Guides

Monthly guided walks take place around historic Alton where you can learn more about the town's history and points of interest. The walks meet at the Cairn near the Curtis Museum on Crown Hill. Adults £3, children £0.50. Call 01420-85057 for more information or click here for 2023 dates.



University of the Third Age (U3A)

 Twice monthly, on Mondays and Thursdays, the Alton u3a (University of the Third Age) ramblers enjoy the wonderful countryside surrounding Alton on routes of around 6 miles. Routes take us over the hills, woods, tracks and viewpoints so typical of this part of Hampshire with occasional forays being made into Surrey and West Sussex.


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.
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


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  

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