From Salisbury to WinchesterWalking The Clarendon Way
The easiest of our continuous walks, the Clarendon Way joins two of England’s most beautiful cathedral cities: Salisbury and Winchester. The trail begins at Salisbury Cathedral with its monumental spire – the highest in England – and ends at Winchester Cathedral, one of the largest in England, which houses the tomb on Jane Austen.
The route follows old ride-ways, runs across the high land and along the old roman roads of Wiltshire and Hampshire. The way is names after Clarendon Palace, now a ruin that we pass on our first day. The palace was a hunting lodge for the Norman Kings, was extended by Henry II and Henry III – Henry IV spent a year at the palace in 1453 recovering from a bout of insanity.
On the first day there’s time to look around Salisbury before heading out into the Clarendon parklands at the start of the walk. There are good views from high ground and plenty of history along the way. Finishing at Winchester, we’ll have time to sightsee the city.
Intended walking route (with approximate distances)
Day 1 Salisbury to Middle Winterslow (8.5 miles)
Day 2 Middle Winterslow to Farley Mount (10.5 miles)
Day 3 Farley Mount to Winchester (9 miles)
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• At just 24 miles - a short long-distance walk!
• Three easy days walking with time to enjoy the sights along
• Winchester, the ancient capital of Wessex and one of
England’s beautiful small cities.
• Salisbury, another beautiful small city.
The Milford Hall Hotel, Salisbury (4 nights)
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• Half board en-suite accommodation.
• All transport necessary to and from the walks.
• Services of a dedicated tour leader.
Prices based on sharing a room with private facilities.
We stay at the comfortable four-star Milford Hall Hotel in Salisbury, a tastefully extended former mansion house located near the centre of Salisbury and within an easy stroll of the market square and cathedral. The bedrooms are well appointed and the hotel has complimentary Wifi throughout.
Accommodation is on a half board with breakfasts and dinners taken at the hotel. Picnic lunches are not included.
Transportation to and from the trailheads, if necessary, is included.
The hotel has ample guest parking.
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Ian has led for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays for 28 years, albeit just leading one tour per year whilst balancing a busy job managing the Malvern Hills. He has led a variety of holidays from flowers and birdwatching to the Pyrenees, Alps and Himalayas