There are plenty of walks planned in Alton in February:

Five to Ten Group

Thursday, February 23: Louise’s Mystery Walk. A nine-mile walk led by Louise Long. For details and to book in advance, contact Ian on 07766 174275.

Alton Women Walkers

Saturday, February 18: Medstead circuit. A five to six-mile walk, led by Alison Smallwood. To book in advance contact Helen on 07887 744959.

Alton Ramblers

Wednesday, February 15: Hinton Ampner and Joan’s Acre Wood. A 6.4-mile walk at 10am from Hinton Ampner National Trust car park (SU595275). Leader, Linda N (07970 904450).

Sunday, February 19: Thursley and Witley Commons. A 9½-mile walk at 9.30am from Thursley Recreation Ground (SU899398). Leader, Lynn (01420 474881).

Long Distance Walkers’ Association

Sunday February 26: A Venture into the Wilds of North Hampshire. 8.45am from lay-by on A30 near North Waltham (SU574459), 17 miles with pub lunch at The Fox, Ellisfield. Leader, Nigel Pickett (07745 028134).

Alton Wellbeing Walks (formerly Walking for Health)

Tuesday, February 7, 14, 21 and 28: Alton Wellbeing Walks are friendly, sociable walks of no more than three miles at a gentle pace every Tuesday morning. The start points of the walks vary every week. For details, if you are not already on the Alton WW mailing list, contact Marilla on 07790 310293.

There are also groups in Four Marks, Medstead, Alice Holt, Liss and Bordon. For details of their walks call the wellbeing walks co-ordinator at East Hampshire District Council on 01730 234387 or email [email protected]

Alton U3A

Monday, February 6: Frensham Ponds. A walk of 5½ miles, led by Jim. For full details of all Alton U3A walks go to