Test Way

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Test Way
Combe Gibbet views - east.jpg
The Test Way near Combe Gibbet, Berkshire
Length 49 mi (79 km)
Location England
Trailheads Walbury Hill in West Berkshire
51°21′14″N 1°27′50″W / 51.354°N 1.4639°W / 51.354; -1.4639
Eling in Hampshire
50°54′43″N 1°28′51″W / 50.912°N 1.4807°W / 50.912; -1.4807
Use Hiking
Hiking details
Season All year

The Test Way is a 49 miles (79 km) long-distance footpath in England from Walbury Hill in West Berkshire to Eling in Hampshire.

The northern end of the footpath starts in the car park on Walbury Hill. It passes through the towns of Romsey and Totton and the villages of Linkenholt, Ibthorpe, Hurstbourne Tarrant, St Mary Bourne, Longparish, Forton, Wherwell, Chilbolton, Stockbridge, Horsebridge and Mottisfont. The southern end of the footpath is at Eling Quay.

The trail also passes alongside Horsebridge railway station. Much of the route between Kimbridge and Chilbolton follows the route of the former Andover and Redbridge Railway.

The entire route is waymarked by metal and plastic disks found attached to wooden and metal posts, trees and street furniture. There are several wooden 'finger' signs along the route that countdown the number of miles along the footpath in both directions.

This route is shown as a series of green diamonds on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps and as a series of red diamonds on Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps

Walbury Hill is also the start of the Wayfarers Walk.

The Test Way.
A waymarker on the Test Way

Places of interest[edit]

The following places of interest and hills can be found along the length of the Test Way, listed from Walbury Hill:

The route[edit]

These maps show the footpath in relation to nearby major roads. Maps are not on the same scale.

Walbury Hill to Hurstbourne Tarrant
Hurstbourne Tarrant to Longparish
Longparish to Stockbridge
Stockbridge to Kimbridge
Kimbridge to Eling

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Coordinates: 51°06′40″N 1°29′24″W / 51.1112°N 1.49°W / 51.1112; -1.49