Walk this way
Keen walkers are invited to put their best foot forward and take part in Alton’s inaugural Walking Festival Week from Monday 4th – Sunday 10th April.
The event coincides with the Easter School Holidays and offers a range of walks from 18-mile long-distance rambles to shorter strolls suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
Plus, the famous Alton Ghost Walks make a return to the programme on the Saturday night lead by professional theatrical ghost walk company ‘Dark Encounters.’
Alton Town Council have devised the programme, with various clubs, societies and individuals leading the walks, which will be suitable for walkers of all ages, interests and abilities.
Family versions of the popular Alton Town Guides Heritage and English Civil War tours will also feature in the festival, aimed at educating children about local heritage.
Cllr Derek Gardner, chairman of the community and events committee at Alton Town Council, said: “This is a great event programme with walks designed to combine breath taking views together with learning more about the town and its history.”
Booking forms and walk information are available from the Alton Town Council website: www.alton.gov.uk and from the Town Hall, Market Square, Alton. The latest information can also be found on the ‘Alton Walking Festival’ Facebook page.