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.
There is no need to book to attend a walk, simply arrive 5 minutes early for your first walk to complete some paperwork.
For more information about any of the walks, contact Louise on 01264 368649
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
|North Baddesley Walks|
North Baddesley Walks
|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 Comrades Club. 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.
2019 away walks - 14 Jan Hillier Gardens, 11 Feb Braishfield Village Hall, 11 Mar Testwood Lakes, 8 Apr Hillier Gardens, 13 May Ampfield Village Hall, 10 Jun Timsbury Village Hall, 8 Jul Hillier Gardens, 12 Aug World of Water, 9 Sep Abbotswood Community Centre, 14 Oct Hillier Gardens, 11 Nov Braishfield Village Hall, 9 Dec Hunters Inn Crampmoor
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). Andover 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 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 leaflet.
2019 away walls - 5 Feb Rosebourne Garden Centre, 5 Mar Danebury Ring, 2 Apr Longparish Village Hall, 7 May Chilbolton West Down Car Park, 4 Jun Abbotts Ann Poplar Farm, 2 Jul Goodworth Clatford, 6 Aug Hawk Conservancy, 3 Sep Longparish Village Hall, 1 Oct Rosebourne Garden Centre, 5 Nov Abbotts Ann Poplar Farm, 3 Dec Stockbridge Downs
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
All Wednesdays apart from first and last - 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. 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) - Second and fourth Thursday of the month at 10.30am. Meeting at the August Park (East Anton) Comminuty Centre.
Abbotswood Health Walk - Tuesdays at 10.00am on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Meeting at the Abbotswood Community Centre.
Braishfield Health Walk (up to 60 minutes) - 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 10.00am (please arrive earlier for registration). 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 - Louise 01264 368649