Walk the Test Way 2024

Sunday, 29 September 2024
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Join a family fun walk along the Test Way!

Discover serenity as you walk along the Test and embark on a scenic journey whilst supporting local Hospice care.

This fantastic walk is organised by the Rotary Club of Romsey Test. Each year the event draws interest from many groups (e.g. scouts, schools, companies) as well as smaller groups, families and individuals who fundraise for their favourite charities, whilst walking the Test Way.

The walk

Prices

Early Bird – Up to 31st July

  • Adults – £12
  •  Under 18 – £6

After 31st July:

  • Adults – £15
  • Under 18 – £8

Routes

The walk is suitable and fun for all ages and abilities and you’re able to choose how many miles you wish to walk.

  • 25.5 miles – St Mary Boure – leaves Romsey 07:00 am
  • 16 miles – Wherwell – leaves Romsey 09:00 am
  • 11 miles – Stockbridge – leaves Romsey 10:30 am
  • 8 miles – Horsebridge – leaves Romsey 11:30 am
  • 5 miles – Mottisfont  ​- leaves Romsey 12:15 am

Walkers are taken by private coach from Romsey to their starting location and will end the walk in Romsey’s Memorial Park where there’ll be a warm finish-line welcome and a medal!​

How to sign up

STEP 1-Create your Just Giving page, this has to be linked to the Romsey Test Trust Fund.
STEP 2- Register for the walk, you will need your Just Giving page link for this.
STEP 3- Let us know you will be taking part and request a t-shirt to wear on the day.
STEP 4- Countdown to the day and let us know how it all went! We would love to see your pictures.

Register for the walk!      Let us know!

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FAQs

On the day

Walkers should be capable of completing their chosen walk and should seek medical advice if in doubt. If walking the ‘marathon’ they should be able to finish in less than 9 hours, an average of at least 3 mph.

Please be aware there are stiles and gates on the route so for further specific access advice please contact the Walk Registrar.

Accessibility

Wheelchairs and pushchairs are not really suitable for these country path walks – if you do use them then you will need helpers to get over stiles, etc. ​

What to wear

Walkers are strongly advised to have suitable warm & wet weather clothing. Stout walking boots are advised particularly for the long walks – trainers are not really suitable in the muddy & wet areas of the walk.

Parking

Please allow plenty of time for parking particularly on the later walks.
There are many car parks in Romsey which will be free on Sunday (except ALDI and Waitrose) as you can see  these on the car parking map on the maps page.

Departure times and check in

All walkers Check In at the Crosfield Hall, Romsey, and are transported to their starting point by coach from outside the Crosfield Hall. Public parking is free on Sundays and a map showing directions and car parks can be downloaded from the maps page.

Please allow at least 20 minutes for check in – if walkers arrive late they may have to join a shorter walk.

Coaches will leave Romsey Crosfield Hall to take walkers to their chosen start point as follows:

Start 1: St. Mary Bourne c25.5 miles (c41k) – leaves Romsey 07.00 hrs
Start 2: Wherwell c16 miles (c26k) – leaves Romsey 09.00 hrs
Start 3: Stockbridge c11 miles (c18k) – leaves Romsey 10.30 hrs
Start 4: Horsebridge c8 miles (c13k) – leaves Romsey 11.30 hrs
Start 5: Mottisfont Church c5 miles (c8k) – leaves Romsey 12.15 hrs

A route map with emergency telephone numbers will be available at check in a copy can be downloaded here.

At Check In, Yellow and White identification tags are issued to each walker. The yellow tag is given to the transport steward when boarding the coach, and confirms your presence on the walk. The white tag should be attached to clothing with the tie provided and is handed in at the finish to confirm you have finished safely.

Refreshments

Adequate supplies of water will be available at the start and at various points of the walkThere are also pubs, cafes & picnic areas at various points on the walk but please do not stop for long as you must finish by 5.30

Toilets

Portable Toilets are available at:

  • St Mary Bourne.
  • Longparish, Middleton Church car park.
  • Chilbolton Recreation Ground.
  • Stockbridge  – White Hart car park.
  • Horsebridge public car park.
  • Lower Brook House.
  • Mottisfont Abbey – National Trust staff car park.
  • Old Salisbury Lane.

All portable sets of toilets are clearly marked by a free-standing sign. The map you get at check-in has the toilets marked and the marshals will have a detailed map with the locations and can direct you.

Other important information

Latest Arrival Times

If you are not at the following locations on or before the following times you will not finish the walk by 5.30pm.

STOCKBRIDGE: 1.00pm
MOTTISFONT CHURCH : 4.00pm
PARSONAGE FARM: 4.30pm

Please do not leave the walk without notifying a marshal and handing in your white tag.

First aiders will be in attendace in case of a medical emergency and walkers should contact a marshal immediately to obtain help or call the emergency number.

In the unlikely event where adverse conditions might force the cancellation of the walk, please check the Walk Web Site for the latest information.

For full information please click the button below.

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  •  29 September 2024
     7:00 am - 5:30 pm

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