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We run regular walks in the Alton area during the week, on Sundays and, in the summer, in the evening. The weekday walks are on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. One week there are two, offering the opportunity to do a short one (up to 5 miles) or a longer one (up to 10 miles). The following week, there is a medium length walk from 5 to 7 miles. The Sunday walks vary from about 10 miles to 12 or sometimes 14. So there is plenty to choose from.
We are a friendly group so do come along to enjoy a sociable walk in the beautiful countryside of Hampshire.
If you click on any of the up and coming walks in the box to the left, you will find more information, together with a map showing the location of the start.
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Penny & Rob's Walking break in Bishop’s Castle Shropshire: Sept 2016
Rob & I had four days here in September and wondered if anyone would be interested in a group holiday in Sept 2016. The dates are Monday 26 Sept to Friday 30 September that is 4 nights. We feel that a maximum of 12 people would be best for organization.
Bishops Castle is about 160 miles from Alton with a travel time of approximately three and a half to four hours.
Rob & I will be going and will lead walks on Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday with a short one on Friday, if wanted, before coming home. As we said, the walks will cover a variety of terrain and be between 9 and 12 miles but can be adapted a little.
Bishop’s Castle is a very interesting “Walkers are Welcome” small town with 4 pubs, 2 of which have their own micro-breweries. There are lots of small rather quirky shops an interesting Town Hall & a small museum as well as the site of the Castle (a ruined Norman motte & Bailey).
The town website is informative: www.bishopscastle.co.uk
We suggest that if you would like to come you book your own accommodation probably fairly soon and let us know. The town website has details of both B&B and self-catering. There are two pubs in which to eat plus the Hotel and an Indian restaurant. We could meet up for evening meals, depending on what people want to do.
Possible B&Bs to try are:
The Old Brick Guest House Tel. 0158 8638471. www.oldbrick.co.uk
£35 pp 2 sharing or £55 single occupancy.
Poppy House B&B Tel. 01588 638443. www.poppyhouse.co.uk
£30 2 sharing (£40 single occupancy) but also midweek reductions
The Porch House Tel. 01588 638854. www.theporchhouse.com
£75 double room for 2 (£65 single occupancy) but reductions for more than 3 nights
Boar’s Head Tel. 01588 638521. www.boarsheadhotel.co.uk £37.50 2 sharing.