Distance: 5 miles

Time: 1-2hrs

Bus Time: 12:15pm. Walkers are taken by a private coach from Romsey to their starting location. For more detailed information, click here.

At 5 miles, this route is perfect for all the family. Although this is the shortest available route, it still packs in so much of our Hampshire countryside.

Mottisfont is a small village north of Romsey, home to the National Trust 18th Century Mottisfont Abbey.

This route passes the church of St Andrew and crosses the River Dun just before it joins the Test. Lanes and tracks skirt around the village of Awbridge before entering Squabb Wood, reminiscent of the New Forest. Emerging from the woodland, you will be greeted by the 10th Century Romsey Abbey across the marshland. Then go past Sadlers Mill and its salmon leap and down into Romsey's Memorial Park, where there'll be a warm finish-line welcome and a medal!​

View a map of the route

General info:
The route is fully marshalled, patrolled and signposted at key points. There are toilets on the route also. 

Detailed event information 

Walkers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs must be kept under strict control and on a short lead at all times.

Fitness Requirements:
You should be confident that you can walk your chosen distance. The route has a number of stiles and gateways, plus some rough
ground to negotiate. It is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Event Medical:
All marshalls have mobile phones, and there is medical assistance on-site in the event of an emergency.