The Test Valley is a fantastic area for walking.

Here are a few helpful links.

Local OS maps and some suggested walks are provided in the cottages for you to borrow during your stay.

The Countryside Code The government countryside.  Please make yourself familiar with this code.

The Test Way The Test Way is a 44 mile route, which follows the valley of the Test, linking Totton (Southampton) and Inkpen Beacon (nr Newbury). The route travels the disused Sprat and Winkle railway line.  This was once an important transport link and a railway and prior to this a canal.  The Test Way can be accessed from the top of our driveway, giving access to wonderful country walks.  Just over a mile along the Test Way, you will get to Horsebridge, where you will see Horsebridge Station, now a wedding venue and opens occasionally for cream Teas.  The John O'Gaunt pub will also be found at Horsebridge. 

The Clarendon Way The Clarendon way is another fantastic 24 mile country walk, linking the celebrated cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury.  The Clarendon way crosses the Test Valley and the Test Way between Kings Somborne and Houghton.  A lovely walk is to take the Test Way to where it is crossed by the Clarendon way, then take the Clarendon way to Houghton, then onto Broughton where you can stop for a lunch before heading back.

Hampshire Walks Here is a link to some Hampshire walks.

Danebury Hill Fort Danebury Iron Age hill fort is a stunning place for walk and to take in some history.  Just outside Stockbridge and well worth a visit.