From Salisbury to Winchester

Walking 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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