Bentley to Alton


  • Start: Bentley (Hampshire) station (station code BTY, postcode GU10 5JZ)
  • Finish: Alton station (station code AON, postcode GU34 2PZ)
  • Distance: 16.08km
  • Total ascent: 210m
  • Naismith time: 3h 34m
  • London terminus: Waterloo
  • Ticketing: Day return to Alton
  • Intermediate transport: Buses to Farnham, 800m distant from Frith End Road (5.46km)
  • Facilities: Café in Alice Holt Forest (2.98km); all facilities in Alton


Forest and farmland (in that chronological order) are the key aspects of this walk. The route plunges into Alice Holt Forest right from the start: the forest, and the farmland to the south-west, make up the northernmost finger of the South Downs National Park — quite a change from Beachy Head.


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