National Route 246 links the picturesque villages of Timsbury and Kintbury in Hampshire, via the town Andover, through a mixture of paths and quiet country lanes.

Starting from Timsbury, north of Romsey and its connection with National Route 24, the route runs along the old railway line once known as the “Spratt & Winkle” line.

Continuing northwards, following the River Test and along “The Test Way” for some of the way, the route travels through Horsebridge, Stockbridge, Leckford, Fullerton and Andover town centre.

North of Andover the route follows a mixture of traffic-free paths and quiet lanes with some much more challenging terrain. This section passes through the villages of St Mary Bourne, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Faccombe and Inkpen Common.

The northern end of the route links to National Route 4 at the picturesque village of Kintbury in Berkshire.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Please help us protect this route

Route 246 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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