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Walking Holiday on the
Test Way
from Inkpen Beacon to Eling (or vice versa)
via Stockbridge and Romsey

Walking holiday on the Test Way in Hampshire
Test Way self-guided walking holiday Hampshire

This self guided walking holiday in the county of Hampshire is a great introduction to walking holidays.
The Test Way passes through some of Hampshire and the River Test's most spectacular landscapes full of wildlife and heritage.

Suggested Tour Duration:
5 nights, 4 days walking
Total Distance:
44 miles
Min/max daily distance:
9/13 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles

Mottisfont Abbey
Romsey Abbey
Test Way walking holiday in Hampshire
Day 1: Arrive at Inkpen
To start your walking holiday you make your own to Inkpen area. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided river walking holiday.
Linkenholt on self-guided walking holiday on Test Way in Hampshire Day 2: Inkpen Beacon to St Mary Bourne.    11 miles     easy
You leave Inkpen Beacon in Berkshire with great views of Salisbury cathedral's spire. The path descends into Hampshire through the village of Linkenholt. This area has long been popular with authors such as Jane Austen. The path passes through Hurstborne Tarrant, a pretty little village. On along the course of the Bourne rivulet and past the nine arch viaduct at Hurstborne Priors.

Day 3: St Mary Bourne to Stockbridge.   13 miles   easy
From St Mary Bourne the path crosses farmland and skirts the end of Harewood Forest. You pass through Longparish with its many listed buildings and 13th century church and past garden of The Plough Pub. On along the river bank through the hamlet of Forton. The route from West Down to Stockbridge uses an old railway. Stockbridge's main street is built on a chalk causeway and the town is full of fine and interesting shop and pubs.

Stockbridge on self-guided walking holiday on Test Way in Hampshire
Day 4: Stockbridge to Romsey.    10 miles     easy
From Stockbridge along the old railway you walk through the common with its reedbeds and waterfowl. Here the Clarendon Way (Winchester to Salisbury trail) crosses the Test Way. The trail soon reaches the National Trust property of Mottisfont Abbey with its walled garden and famous old rose collection. On through woodlands with views of 10th century Romsey Abbey. Past Sadlers Mill to the Medieval Market town of Romsey with its selection of shops and pubs.
Mottisfont Abbey on self-guided walking holiday on Test Way in Hampshire
Day 5: Romsey to Eling.    9 miles    easy
Leaving Romsey the trail passes the edge of Broadlands, the Grand Palladian Mansion and former home of Lord Louis Mountbatten. There is plenty of time to visit this fine house and gardens. A little way further on the path passes through a nature reserve with reedbeds and saltmarsh full or birds and rare plants. The path crosses the river for the last time by the Salmon Leap Pub and finishes at Eling wharf on Southampton Water. The Totton Southampton area is a great place to spend a few days and extra nights can be arranged.
Broadlands on self-guided walking holiday on Test Way in Hampshire
Day 6: Depart after breakfast
Depart after breakfast or extend your holiday and spend some time exploring.
We can transfer you to your car or station.
This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.

Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available. A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on the Test Way

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries

Test Way 6 day itinerary:
4 day walking and 5 nights accommodation
single occ
solo traveller
Book Test Way walking holiday online now
All prices subject to change

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the Test Way

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let's Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.
Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals:
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches:
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.
Telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

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How to get there
By Plane to Bournemouth, Southampton, Bristol or London where we can arrange transfer to Inkpen
By Car to Inkpen or Southhampton where parking is available
By Train / Bus to Southampton or Totton
What our customers say:
"Enjoyed the route. The accommodation in St Mary Bourne and the whole booking process was 10/10."                            Allen, UK, March 2014
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