Test Valley Health Walks
The Test Valley Health Walk Scheme offers led walks on 6 days of the week across the beautiful Test Valley.
All of the walks are alternated for interest, last approx 1 hour and are around 2.5 miles in length. Shorter route options are available for new walkers. Please wear sensible shoes, sun protection and bring a drink.
Please note that due to the variety of walks and routes we offer, not all routes may be wheelchair/pram friendly or have access to refreshments, therefore we advise you to contact the Health Walks coordinator before you join a Health Walk for further information.
Social activities and a newsletter about walking and health are also provided for walkers.
Test Valley Health Walks are run by a team of volunteer Health Walk Leaders, managed by Test Valley Borough Council.
|Walk name||Route options available||Length (hours)|
|Andover Health Walk|
Andover Health Walk
|Augusta Park Health Walk|
Augusta Park Health Walk
|Braishfield Monthly Walk|
Braishfield Monthly Walk
|North Baddesley Walks|
North Baddesley Walks
|Picket Twenty Healthwalk|
Picket Twenty Healthwalk
|Romsey Memory Walk|
Romsey Memory Walk
|Romsey Walk -11am|
Romsey Walk -11am
|Stockbridge Health Walk|
Stockbridge Health Walk
|Valley Park Walk|
Valley Park Walk
Romsey Health Walk (up to 60 minutes with beginner 10-30 minute walks offered on the first Monday of each month) - Mondays at Romsey Sports Centre. The walk starts at 11.00 am (please arrive earlier to register). Romsey Health Walks also offer a shorter walk for beginners as part of the regular walk, this walk will last approximately 10-30minutes, depending on the ability of the group, but will be at a more leisurely pace to the regular health walk.
On the second Monday of the month we hold an 'away walk'*, this walk takes place within 3 miles Romsey, the location for the away walk is given out on the first Monday of the month.
Romsey Memory Walk ( up to 60 minutes) - first and third Monday of the Month, Marie Louise House, Newton Lane. The walk starts at 10.30am, please arrive earlier to register. People living with a memory problem, and their carers, are invited to join a social walking group. The group will go on short strolls to places of interest in and around Romsey, including Romsey Abbey, Memorial Park and King Johns House, to stimulate memories and conversation. The walk will be followed by tea and biscuits.
Andover Health Walk (up to 60 minutes) - Tuesdays at The Lights, Andover. The walk starts at 11.00 am (please arrive earlier to register). A Shorter beginner walk is held on the last Tuesday of the month as part of the regular Healthwalk, this walk will last 30-60 minutes, dependingon the ability of the group, but will be at a more leisurely pace than the regular health walk. On the first Tuesday of the month we hold an 'away walk'* for this walk, the locations for each month can be found in the Health Walks newsletter.
Wellow Health Walk (up to 60 minutes) -Wednesday, the start venue varies (see below) The walk starts at 1.30pm (please arrive earlier to register). This walk often takes place on uneaven ground, so may not be suitable for complete beginners.
First Wednesday - Wellow Village Hall
Second and third Wednesday - Canada Common car park
Last Wednesday - Dandy's Ford Fisheries, Sherfield English
North Baddesley Health Walks (up to 60 minutes) - Thursdays at North Baddesley Sports Pavilion, Sandy Lane. The walk starts at 10.00am (please arrive earlier to register) . A beginner walk is avaialble every week as part of the regular health walk, this walk will last between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the ability of the group.. On the last Thursday of the month we hold an 'away walk'*, the location of this walk is given to all walkers attending the previous week. This walk also includes a memory walk.
Stockbridge Health Walk (up to 60 miuntes) - Fridays at Stockbridge Town Hall, High Street. The walk starts at 10.00 am ( please arrive earlier to register). Stockbridge Health walks utilise the local areas of Danebury Ring, Stockbrige Downs and Chilbolton. However a walk leader will meet any new walkers at the Town Hall.
Valley Park Health Walk (up to 60 minutes) - Saturdays at The Cleveland Bay Pub, Valley Park. The walk starts at 10.30 (please arrive earlier to register). A beginner walk is available each week as part of the regular walk programme, this walk will last approximatly 60 minutes, depending on the ability ofthe group, but will be at a low intensity.
Bi Monthly and Monthly Walks are held at the following Locations
Augusta Park (East Anton) - Every other Thursday 10.30am from the 17th September. Meeting at the August Park (East Anton) Comminuty Centre.
Picket Twenty - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month starting at 10.30am from the 16th September. Meeting at Picket Twenty Comminty Centre.
Abbotswood - Tuesdays at 10.00am on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Meeting at the Abbotswood Community Centre.
Braishfield - Fridays at 10.00am on the 4th Friday of every month. Meeting at Braishfield Village Hall.
* Away walks are a chance to walk in a different location, the walk may be slightly further and take a bit longer. Please contact the Health Walk Coordinator for more information