Something for all ages and tastes at Alton Walking Festival
Whether you are looking to delve into Alton’s history, enjoy the local shops or have a day out in East Hampshire countryside, this year’s Alton Walking Festival offer something for all ages and tastes…
This year’s event features a great range of walks spread over 9 days and incorporating two weekends, from Saturday 29th April – Sunday 7th May.
The festival offers a range of walks from 18 mile long distance walking rambles to shorter strolls which are suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
The famous Alton Ghost Walks are also making a return to the programme on the Friday evening, led by professional theatrical ghost walk company ‘Dark Encounters.’
Alton Town Council has devised the programme with various clubs, societies and individuals who kindly agreed to lead walks including the Alton Town Guides popular Heritage and English Civil War tours.
The aim of this festival is to provide everyone the opportunity to be able to actively engage with the event which is designed to promote healthy living.
Cllr Bisi Eni-Olotu, chairman of the community and events committee at Alton Town Council, said: “We are all looking forward to this year’s Walking Festival and we are hoping that the event will attract enthusiastic walkers from further afield as well as local residents. This is a great programme of events with walks designed to combine breath taking views together with learning more about the town and its history. The council is very grateful to our walk leaders for helping plan and lead the walks without whom we could not have put together such an impressive variety of walks.”
Spaces are limited due to maximum group numbers so advance booking is essential and on a first come first serve basis. Booking forms and walk information is available from the Town Council website www.alton.gov.uk and from the Town Hall in the Market Square. The latest information can also be found on the ‘ALTON Walking Festival’ Facebook page.