MORE than 700 walkers are gearing up for Walk The Test Way.

Organised by The Rotary Club of Romsey Test, the club says this year could be the best yet for walkers taking part, predicting that well over 700 people are set to participate.

With the signs in place at all the prominent locations, the trek from St Mary Bourne to Romsey Memorial Park takes place tomorrow.

Signage along the Test Way has been refurbished and the walk has been checked, with St John Ambulance to be in attendance again and Rotarian marshals positioned at strategic points along the way for safety purposes.

The walk is the fourteenth annual event, with last year’s raising almost £85,000 for charities.

Check-in takes place in the Crosfield Hall and late registrations are available on the day, with refreshments and other stalls in place.

Participants have the option of starting at St Mary Bourne from 7am and walking a 25.5 mile route, or selecting one of the four other starts, with the nearest to Romsey’s town centre starting at Mottisfont Church, five miles away.

Fully marshalled and sign-posted, walkers raise sponsorship for their favourite charity or cause, with some of the benefitting charities including the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, Mountbatten Music Academy and Cancer Research UK.