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We are the Alton Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

Walk along St Swithun's Way from Alresford to Winchester. We will catch the 64 bus from Alton (or Four Marks) to The Cricketers, New Alresford and then continue our way on foot along fairly flat roads and paths that follow the course of the River Itchen. The route finishes at Winchester Cathedral where walkers can enjoy the festivities of the famous Winchester Christmas Market. The 64 bus leaves from Broadway, near King Alfred's statue, every 30 minutes and will return walkers to Alresford, Four Marks and Alton.

Sunday, 10 December 2023
Meeting time:
9:10 am
Start time:
9:50 am
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
16.1km / 10.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

Bring drink, snacks and lunch. Wear suitable footwear, clothes and waterproofs for winter walking and expect rain and mud. No facilities on route but plenty available in Winchester. No dogs. 

Features

  • Accessible by public transport
  • No car needed

Meeting point

Grid reference:
SU 72373 39717
Nearest postcode:
GU34 2QU
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Meeting time:
9:10 am

Parking available behind Alton Health Centre. Catch the 64 bus leaving Alton Station at 9.15, High Street 9.18, Sports Centre 9.24 or Four Marks, Station Approach 9.31. Leader will get on at Four Marks.

Starting point

Grid reference:
SU 58165 31562
Nearest postcode:
SO24 9LW
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Start time:
9:50 am

Disembark 64 Bus at The Cricketers, New Alresford at 9.47

Finishing point

Grid reference:
SU 48216 29266
Nearest postcode:
SO23 9LG
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Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm

Winchester Cathedral

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking