Walkers are Welcome Annual Get Together 2022

Alton - Walkers are Welcome

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 10th year and this year we will be holding out 3rd Autumn walking festival from 4th - 9th May. 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.

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.

Accommodation in or within a short walk of Alton town centre

Wigwam Holidays
Park Farm,
Chawton Park Road,
Alton, GU34 1SW

T: 01420 82634

WAW discount for stays
of 3 nights or more.


Alton House Hotel
Normandy Street, Alton
GU34 1DN

T: 01420 80033


The Crown Hotel
High Street, Alton
GU34 1BN

T: 01420 590350


Alton Grange B&B
19 London Road,
Alton GU34 4EG

T: 01420 86565

 The White Hart
139 London Road, Holybourne, Alton,
GU34 4EY

T: 01420 87654

WAW 10% discount for two or more nights when you quote 'Walk Alton'.

The Swan Hotel
High Street, Alton,
GU34 1AT

T: 01420 83777


The French Horn, Chalets
Whitedown Lane,
Alton, GU34 1RT

T: 01420 83269


The Anchor Inn 
Lower Froyle, Alton,
GU34 4NA

T: 01420 23261


Bavins Bed and Breakfast
Odiham Road, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 5SX

T: 01420 82171


Feather Down Manor Farm
Manor Farm, Blanket Street, Alton, GU34 3BD

T: 01420 80804


Bentworth Boutique B&B
1 Parsonage Cottages,
Station Road GU34 5QY

T: 07899 961669

Accommodation in Alton’s surrounding villages

The Binsted Inn
The Street, Binsted,
GU34 4PB

T: 01420 557524 

WAW discount available when you contact them directly quoting “Walk Alton”

The Three Horseshoes
Cakers Lane, East Worldham, Alton GU34 3AE

T: 01420 832111

WAW 10% discount available when you contact them directly quoting “Walk Alton”

The Barn at Barford Farmhouse
Common Hill, Medstead,
Alton, GU34 5LZ

T: 01420 562682


Self-catering accommodation with full kitchen facilities and washing machine and own garden terrace.

The Angel Hotel 
Gosport Road, Privett,
Alton, GU34 3NN

T: 01730 828111


The Horse Hut & Lotus Spa 
Pond Cottage, Upper Soldridge Road, Medstead,
GU34 5QG

T: 07974595488


Farnham House Hotel
Alton Road, Farnham,
Surrey, GU10 5ER

T: 01252 716908


The Poacher Inn: Alton Road, South Warnborough, RG29 1RP

T: 01256 862403.


Shepherds Court B&B
Whitehouse Farm, Selborne Road, Chawton, Alton GU34 3HL

01420 541453

The Wagon and The Wigwam in the Woods
Plum Cottage, Medstead, Alton, GU34 5NQ

T: 07974595488


The Red Lion
102 High Street, Odiham,
RG29 1LP

T: 01256 701 145


Bel & Dragon 
100 High Street, Odiham,
RG29 1LP

T: 01256 702696


Newlands Farm B&B 
Odiham RG29 1JD

T: 01256 702373


Travel Lodge
156 Winchester Road, Four Marks, GU34 5HZ

T: 0871984 6002


Watercress Lodges & Campsite
Hill, Alresford,
SO24 9SQ

T: 07970335236

Wyards Farm B&B
Basingstoke Road, Beech,
Alton, GU34 4AA

T: 01420 83838