On October 6, Wave 105 is offering listeners the chance to walk along Hampshire’s longest and finest chalk stream, the Test Way, while raising money for Cash for Kids.
After checking in at the Crosfield Hall, Romsey, walkers can pick their preferred distance from six walks; 2, 5, 8, 11, 16 up to 25.5 miles and will be transported to their chosen start point.
From a dramatic start, high on the chalk downs at Inkpen, stroll along the course of the River Test to Eling where the tidal waters flow into Southampton Water. All walks end at the Memorial Park in Romsey, a short distance from the check-in.
Charity manager for Wave 105 Cash for Kids, Gloria Hill, said: “With St John’s Ambulance in attendance in case of illness or mishap, this fully marshalled, established walk is open to everyone but under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult.
“The Test Way has been divided into eight sections, each providing a really good day out while you raise money to help disadvantaged children across the south.”
Choose between water meadows or tidal marshes, riverbank picnics or cosy pubs, steep hills with exhilarating views or cool peaceful woodland.
The well signposted and marked route passes through some of the most picturesque villages in Hampshire, strewn with listed buildings, historic churches and houses. Horse-riders and cyclists are also able to use some parts of the Test Way.
Gloria, added: “Don’t worry if you have not passed across Old Salisbury Lane into Squabb Wood before 5pm, there will be transport available to take you back to the Memorial Park to prevent walkers getting lost in the dark.”
Sensible footwear is recommended – trainers are not suitable for the longer walks. To walk in aid of Wave 105 Cash for Kids sign up here: http://www.walkthetestway.org.uk/register/wave105