The Clarendon Way is a 24 mile long distance path running from Salisbury Cathedral to Winchester Cathedral. We travel from Wiltshire into Hampshire on the Clarendon Way and enjoy a splendid variety of scenery along the way, ranging from the water meadows of the valleys with their charming villages through woodland – ancient as well as modern – to downlands with far-ranging views. The path starts next to Salisbury Cathedral and heads through Clarendon Park and past the ruins of Clarendon Palace before a short wooded section takes us to Pitton. We then cross the hills to West and Middle Winterslow and descend into Broughton, where a we join a lovely country lane that takes us on to Houghton.
Here, we cross the River Teston our way to King’s Somborne. Another wooded section through Parnsholt woods then leads to the beautiful Farley Mount Country Park, where, at the highest point, there is a pyramid-shaped folly that gives the park its name. The final section see us descend into Winchester, passing through the outskirts and then along the River Itchen to finish next to the cathedral. We stay for three nights at Sarum College and transport is provided to the start point for each day’s walk.
Although the walks are longer than our usual low intermediate walks (9 to 11 miles), there is not a great deal of ascent.
We stay at Sarum College in Salisbury. Sarum College offers the only guest accommodation within Salisbury’s historic Cathedral Close, which itself is at the centre of this beautiful medieval city. It is a five-minute walk from the High Street with shops, cafes and a twice-weekly market and only moments away from the Cathedral.
- Guided walks
- Meals: Breakfast, packed lunches
On this walking holiday you can have a single room WITHOUT A SUPPLEMENT!