Visitor Guide to the Test Valley

Test Valley Borough Councils "Visitor's guide to The Test Valley"


  • Google map of all churches in Andover Deanery   Click Here
  • Andover Deanery Churchs (North) - a brief description of churches in Appleshaw, Enham Alamein, Faccombe, Fyfield, Hatherden, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Kimpton, Knight's Enham, Linkenholt, Penton Mewsey, Shipton Bellinger, Smannell, Tangley, Thruxton, Vernham Dean and Weyhill.
  • Andover Deanery Churches (South) - a brief description of churches in Andover Town (St. Mary's, St Michaels & All Angels) and Abbots Ann, Amport, Charlton, Chilbolton, Crawley, Goodworth Clatford, Grateley, Littleton, Monxton, Nether Wallop, Over Wallop, Quarley, Sparsholt, Upper Clatford and Wherwell.
  • Get out and walk - Test Valley can boast the longest river in Hampshire, beautiful countryside, a host of charming villages, fantastic open spaces to explore and 500 miles of rights of way.
  • Literary Test Valley - discover how writers down the centuries have left a legacy of Test Valley landscapes, country houses and colourful local characters in their books.
  • Parish Churches of Test Valley - A guide to exploring the architecture and history of some of the most distinctive churches in the whole of the valley of the RiverTest.
  • Sprat and Winkle Line - This railway line opened in 1865 and ran between Redbridge, Southampton and Andover Junction, to connect with the recentley completed line from Basingstoke to Salisbury. Closed in 1964, one of the 'Beeching cuts', it remains a picturesque reminder of a fascinating era, parts of which can be explored on foot or by car.
  • Stockbridge Pocket Guide - Stockbridge lies at the heart of Test Valley and features many circular walks for the casual walker, some of which link into longer distance routes. Wonderful features are close at hand: Stockbridge Marsh, which walkers can reach direct from the High Street and Stockbridge Down, with its panoramic views across the valley, are both owned by the National Trust. Just up the hill towards Salisbury is Danebury Iron Age Hill Forts. The Sprat and Winkle Line, once a railway line linking Southampton and Andover, is now part of the 'Test Way' and runs through Stockbridge.
  • Taste of Test Valley - This famous Hampshire valley is home to ancient woodlands, tranquil water meadows and rolling chalk hills. The clear chalk streams produce its famous trout and are a source of a famous brand of mineral water, the south facing slopes are home to many vineyards producing sparkling white and fresh rose wines, the chalk downland is home to water buffalo. The Hampshire Hospitality Awards celebrate the best of hampshire's eating experiences.

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