|Length||49 mi (79 km)|
|Trailheads||Walbury Hill in West Berkshire
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 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
Places of interest
The following places of interest and hills can be found along the length of the Test Way, listed from Walbury Hill:
- Combe Gibbet
- Ham Hill
- Hart Hill Down
- Wallop Hill Down
- Mottisfont Abbey
- Roke Manor
- Lower Test nature reserve
These maps show the footpath in relation to nearby major roads. Maps are not on the same scale.
- Long-distance footpaths in the UK
- North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Test Way Tales (blog about walking The Test Way)