Welcome to Alton Ramblers website
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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Alton Ramblers in Pertuis
The Ramblers visit to Pertuis during Ascension Weekend followed the same pattern as their visit to Alton last May with added improvements. There was more dramatic scenery and more food and wine in Provence but above all was the welcome, the friendship and the joy of meeting up with our French friends once again. 10 of the Alton ramblers went on the trip and we very soon became accustomed to the high temperatures. Hiking, eating and sleeping makes the time pass all to quickly. There is already some talk about next year’s return visit and the Mille Pattes are most impressed with our vast network of footpaths which are not restricted to the national parks. However, we may need to improve on our picnics for them. The local paper ‘La Provence’ on 31 May reported on the visit and the walks.
"During the long weekend of “Acsension”, the randonneurs of the "Mille Pattes" had the pleasure to welcome the "Ramblers" of Alton for three days of hiking. With a desire to welcome their counterparts as well as they had been received last year, the Pertuisien hikers have taken the ramblers to discover to the dizzying Calanques, between Marseille and Cassis, the mountain of Saint Victoire from its base to its top, and the Luberon and the welcome freshness of the Valley of the Aibuebrun. These three successive hikes were very much appreciated by the English hikers who were amazed by the beauty and variety of landscapes. Of course, hiking days in summer are followed by parties and the final touch was the very beautiful concert given by the orchestras of Alton and Pertuis. Real links of friendship now unite the hikers of Pertuis and Alton."