Walk from Salisbury to Winchester on the Clarendon Way and enjoy some wonderful scenery. The route takes you through the counties of Hampshire and Wiltshire and runs for a distance of about 25 miles.
The path starts next to Salisbury Cathedral and heads through Milford and past the photogenic ruins of Clarendon Palace before a short wooded section takes you to Pitton.
You then cross the hills to West and Middle Winterslow and descend into Broughton where you join a lovely country lane that takes you onto Houghton.
Here you cross the River Test on your way to the worthy village of King's Somborne with its 17th century pub and 13th century church.
Another wooded section through Parnholt 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 sees the walker descend into the city of Winchester, passing through the outskirts and then along the River Itchen to finish next to the famous cathedral.
Clarendon Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Clarendon Way Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Clarendon Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Clarendon Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The rural village of King's Somborne is a nice place to stop for refreshments on the walk. In the village you'll find the Crown Inn, an attractive thatched pub dating from the 17th century. They serve good quality dishes and have a nice garden area to sit out in on warmer days. You can find them at postcode SO20 6PW for your sat navs. The pub is dog friendly.
The village is also a nice place for a stroll with a noteworthy 13th century church and a pretty village green. All in all King's Somborne contains 100 listed buildings and structures.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Between Broughton and King's Somborne the route links with the Test Way. The long distance trail can be followed north or south through the beautiful Test Valley.