The Clarendon Way is a wonderful path through some of the best landscape that Wessex has to offer and goes between the cathedrals of Salisbury (on the River Avon) and of Winchester (on the River Itchen). Not only does it take in these two rivers it also takes in the River Test which is perhaps the best Trout fishing river within England.

Just outside Salisbury you will pass the remains of Clarendon Palace which was once the favorite hunting lodge and summer retreat of King John (made famous in popular culture as the adversary of Robin Hood). You will walk through the woods surrounding the lodge where John and his men would 'go a-hunting' for deer which is still heavily managed using traditional techniques such as coppicing. There are still deer around the site but as you walk through there is a much more interesting variety of four legged thing feeding around the palace... Llamas!?!

The walk takes you through fantastic woodlands, downs, river valleys and meadows as well as some charming villages such as Kings Sombourne (with its rather attractive and old village pub) and finally into Winchester past the historic Winchester Boys School (one of the oldest and most exclusive in the country) the whole while meandering along the edge of the beautiful flood meadows of the River Itchen.

All in all it is a wonderful weeks walk that is well worth the trip!