A short history of the Clarendon Way
The Clarendon Way is a 24 mile walk joining the two Wessex cities of Salisbury and Winchester. The Way gets its name from Clarendon Park on the eastern edge of Salisbury.
Clarendon Park contains the site of Clarendon Palace, a royal hunting lodge for Norman Kings. Later the Plantagenets expanded this lodge into a great county house. Almost nothing remains now, only a few feet of flint wall lying a few yards from the Clarendon Way.
Beyond the edge of the wood a left fork takes you to ‘Four Cottages’. Behind the houses the route crosses the fields to the village of Pitton, emerging by the school. It continues over the hills to emerge by the church at West Winterslow then on to Middle Winterslow and along the Roman road to Buckholt.
A well-defined track then leads directly to Broughton.