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2023 Farnham Walking Festival

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Explore new places during the Farnham Walking Festival from 13 May to 4 June.

Discover new places to walk during this year’s Farnham Walking Festival which started on 13 May and runs until 4 June.

The walks cater for all abilities and a wide range of interests and are led by local experts and enthusiasts.  Some walks require advance booking. It is free to take part in the Walking Festival.

Choose your walk

For full details about the walks, we recommend downloading our Walking Festival brochure.

Saturday 20 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Stroll and Sign at Alice Holt Forest 1.5 miles / 11am Stroll and Sign walks combine the benefits of gentle, accessible exercise in the natural environment with learning inclusive communication skills Alice Holt at the start of the Easy Access Trail, GU10 4LS No booking required.
Farnham Park Bat Walk for beginners2-3 miles / 8pmAn evening walk around Farnham Park looking for bats in a range of habitatsFarnham Park Car Park, GU9 0AU No booking required.

Sunday 21 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Kingsley and the Hangers 10.5 miles / 10amA fairly flat circular walk in a hilly part of Hampshire.Kingsley Pond Car Park - SU788381. OS Map X133No booking required.
Circular Walk 5 miles / 10.15amA walk through Old Park, Upper Old Park, Middle Old Park and Lower Old Park.Upper Hart car park, top end, GU9 7HDNo booking required
Big Walk for Dyslexia 5k or 3k option / 1.30pmExplore Farnham Park with its 600-year-old landscape of avenues, hills, hidden dells, streams and trees.Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity, 24 West Street, Farnham, GU9 7DRBook at – small fee

Tuesday 23 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Tuesday Walk for Wellness2 miles / 10.30am A social and enjoyable wellbeing walk.Farnham Leisure Centre, GU9 7UDNo booking required.
A Circular Walk from the Shepherd and Flock to Moor Park and Crooksbury HillApprox 5.5 miles / 11am A walk taking in Moor Park House and its estate, Mother Ludlam's Cave, Crooksbury Hill and back via the North Downs Way.Outside the Shepherd and Flock pubNo booking required

Wednesday 24 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Town Centre Plaques featuring Famous Farnham Names and Events2 miles / 2pmA circular walk taking in the range of some 60 plaques commemorating Farnham's great names, historic buildings and important events over the past millennium. Borelli Walk, South Street near the River Wey, GU9 7RHNo booking required.

Thursday 25 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Kingsley and Binstead10 miles / 10am A walk through the rolling Hampshire countryside, with open views and a couple of short steep sections. Kingsley Pond Car Park, Forge Road (between the Cricketers PH and St Nicholas Church). GU35 9LRNo booking required
Waverley Abbey Circular4.5 miles / 10.15am Pleasant circular walk.Shepherd and Flock pub, GU9 9JBNo booking required.

Friday 26 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Farnham Walk for Ukrainians3 miles / 12pmA walk around Farnham to showcase some of Anastasiia’s favourite hidden green spaces within Farnham. Victoria Gardens – by statue, GU9 7RNNo booking required.
Walking Memories 1-2 miles / 11.30amAn easy, fun dementia friendly walk with a twist; scavenge for clues, objects and letters to enjoy mental and physical activityFarnham Park, GU9 0ABNo booking required.

Saturday 27 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
North Downs Way to Guildford 12 miles / 9.30am Join the President of the Surrey Hills Society, Chris Howard to explore this section of the North Downs Way National Trail. Entrance to Farnham railway station, GU9 8AD No booking required
Crondall Circular4.8 miles / 10.15am Pleasant circular walk with gentle inclines. GU10 5QF Park in the Road near the School and Parish Church SU795 485 Map SU145No booking required

Sunday 28 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Hartley Wintney to Rotherwick 9 miles / 10am A walk through fields and woods in the Hampshire countryside. Hartley Wintney, Monachus Lane Car Park. OS Map X144. No booking required

Tuesday 30 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Tuesday Walk for wellness 2 miles / 10.30am A social and enjoyable wellbeing walk. Farnham Leisure Centre, GU9 7UDNo booking required.

Tuesday 31 May

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
A walk from Churt3.5 miles / 10.30amThis will be a fairly flat walk around Churt with lovely woodland and a river to enjoy. Dogs on leads welcome. We will include a 15 minute break for refreshments, so please bring a drink and snack. Grid reference: SU853384 Nearest postcode: GU10 2HZSt John's Church Car Park, Old Kiln Lane, off Churt Road (at the top of hill, going into the village). OS Map X133No booking required
Bramshott Common and Ludshott Common6 miles / 10amA walk across Ludshott Common from Bramshott Common, passing Waggoners Wells. There is a pub option at the end of the walk. We will include a 15 minute break for refreshments, so please bring a drink and snack. Grid reference: SU862344 Nearest postcode: GU26 6DTWaggoners Wells Car Park, Waggoners Wells Lane. Near Grayshott. OS Map X133No booking required

Thursday 1 June

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Tice's Meadow Biodiversity Trail1.5 miles / 10amA leisurely stroll around Tice's Meadow Nature Reserve, following the circular biodiversity trail.Main entrance, Tice’s Meadow, Badshot Lea Road, GU11 3RJNo booking required.
Medstead, Upper Wield and Some 'Wine Lands'8.2 miles / 10:15amA walk through woodlands and farmlands with views over the Hampshire countryside. Bring lunch. Medstead Recreation Ground. Park in the lay-by opposite on Roe Downs Road. OS Map X132. No booking required.
Chilbolton and the Surrounding Villages10 miles / 10amA walk from Chilbolton, taking in Wherwell, the Test Way and Goodworth Clatford. A fairly flat walk. Bring a drink and snack and also a picnic lunch and plenty of water if the weather is hot. West Down Car Park, Coley Lane, Chilbolton. Just off the A3057, 4 miles south of Andover, by a sharp bend just over the bridge immediately past the Mayfly PH. OS Map X131. No booking required.

Friday 2 June

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Aldershot History4 miles / 10am Walks around Aldershot town learning about the history and heritage of Aldershot.Wellington Statue, Claycart Road, off Bourley Road, AldershotNo booking required

Saturday 3 June

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Farnham Park 10k (run) 10k / 10am A 10k run in Farnham Park.The rangers house, Farnham ParkNo booking required.

Sunday 4 June

WalkLengthWalk descriptionStart pointBook
Froyle Circular 5 miles / 10.15amA circular walk which goes through open fields and country lanes. Includes a steep hill.Lower Froyle Village Hall, GU34 4LG No booking required
Chanctonbury and Cissbury Rings10.5 miles / 10amA walk on the South Downs Way through Chanctonbury, Cissbury and Finden. A hilly walk on the South Downs with 445m (1460 ft) ascent and far reaching views. Please bring refreshments, including lunch. Assistance dogs only. Washington Quarry Car Park on the South Downs Way. Approach via old Worthing Road, then follow signs south through Washington village from the A24/A283 roundabout. OS Map OL10/X121. No booking required.

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