Alton's northern territories

Sat 24th Sep 2016

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated 19/9/16 with more details on transport, route and lunch
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
20ml.
Start Time
09.12
Route
Meet Alton station (direct train 07.53 Waterloo or take the 08.00 and change Woking to arrive same time)

A circular route exploring the wooded hillsides and hamlets of quiet Hampshire.
The route is via Shalden, Bentworth, Bradley. Return via Shalden and Anstey and aim to get the 17.15 train. A shorter route in the afternoon is possible for anyone who needs an earlier finish.

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Walk Report

Alton's Northern Territories, Saturday 24th September 2016
17 walkers and one dog, 19.6 miles - leader Jerome Ripp
A fine late summer day, perfect weather for an enjoyable walk in the quiet woods and commons of Hampshire. We were soon out of Alton on a lovely hilltop where we did a circuit to fully appreciate the glorious views. Any suggestion that the leader had made a mistake were of course quite inaccurate. Morning break at Shaldon church where we followed briefly the route of the Wessex 100 in reverse, which some of the group had done. Through the village of Bentworth and on to Bradley where we followed some of the 3 Castles Way which runs from Windsor to Winchester. More woods before a well-deserved late lunch after 12.6 miles at Herriard. A renegade group of 6 decided to leave early; the rest of us went at a cracking pace covering 7 miles in just over 2 hours via Shaldon again and another stretch of the "100" to return to Alton via Anstey and in time for the 16.44 train. Much enjoyed by the group, especially the few extra's "off piste" that the leader though in from time to time to keep everyone on their toes!
Photographs by Gavin Fuller

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