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Letters TW on named green arrowTest Way

Hampshire, W Berkshire

72 km / 45 miles
The Way follows the Test Valley from Eling Wharf on the outskirts of Southampton, where it flows into Southampton Water, over lowland farmland and woodland paths continuing along a disused railway line past Romsey, Mottisfont Abbey, Stockbridge, Wherwell and St Mary Bourne, before gradually climbing to Inkpen Beacon on the crest of the chalk downs to meet with the Wayfarer's Walk.

Route details are on the Hantsweb website below.


Waymark: Letters TW on named green arrow
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Letters TW on named green arrow
Attributes: Easy
Former Railway
Start: SU366126 - Eling Wharf, Hampshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SU365622 - Inkpen Beacon, W Berkshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Hantsweb - Test Way Southern Walks - Test Way British Walks - Test Way [blog] Test Way: 1 Gallows Down to Romsey [YouTube video] Test Way: 2 Romsey to Eling Tide [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking Hampshire's Test Way: the long-distance trail and 15 day walks  (Cicerone Press  - 2021 )
Guidebook Walks Along the Test Way  (Peter Radburn  - 2001 )
External download Test Way  (Hampshire County Council  - 2005 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 174, 185, 196
OS Landranger Active 174, 185, 196
OS Explorer 22, 131, 144, 158
OS Explorer Active 22, 131, 144, 158

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers
Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)
Support Providers
Baggage Handling (Eco Friendly Deliveries)

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Route Profile:

73.3 km (45.5 miles)
1,026 m (3,366 ft) ascent
287 m (942 ft)  maximum height

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