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Letters TW on named green arrowTest Way

72 km / 45 miles

Hampshire, W Berkshire
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.


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Letters TW on named green arrow
Letters TW on named green arrow
Easy; Former Railway; River
SU366126 - Eling Wharf, Hampshire
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SU365622 - Inkpen Beacon, W Berkshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Walks Along the Test Way (Peter Radburn - 2001)
External PDF
Test Way (Hampshire County Council - 2005)


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Walking Support Providers:

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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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4 Km
53 Km

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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