GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Test Way

45 miles (72 km)

Travel through the Test Valley on this 44 mile walk through Hampshire and Berkshire.
The route starts at Lower Test Nature Reserve near Totton heading north towards Romsey along the river. Here the river runs parallel to the old Andover Canal which you can explore on the Romsey Canal Walk.
The route continues through Kimbridge and then onto the impressive National Trust owned Mottisfont Abbey. This 13th century Augustinian priory is surrounded by glorious grounds and is a major highlight on the trail.
The path continues through Stockbridge, Wherwell and the pretty village of St Mary Bourne with its delightful thatched houses. This section also passes Harewood Forest and Danebury Hill Fort near Stockbridge. It's worth taking a a short detour to climb the hill and enjoy some splendid views over the Test Valley.
The final section is a gradual climb through Hurtsbourne Tarrant and Linkenholt towards Inkpen Beacon and Walbury Hill in Berkshire where the trail finishes. At 297m (974ft) Walbury Hill is the highest point in Berkshire and South East England. At the summit you can enjoy great views over the county and explore the Iron Age Hill fort of Walbury Camp.

Test Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Test Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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River Test near Totton, Southampton

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The Test at Kimbridge

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Mottisfont Abbey

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River view approaching Wherwell

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Near Wherwell

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Bridge and thatched cottage in St Mary Bourne

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Countryside view near Linkenholt

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Inkpen Hill in Berkshire at the end of the walk

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Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

Test Way.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Test Way.mmo (right click - 'Save As')