Clarendon Way - Oliver's Battery to Winchester

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.


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After passing through the housing estate at Oliver’s Battery, cross a main road on a footbridge.

Now descend via an old track called Whiteshute Lane to St Cross. Then follow the network of streams along the Itchen Valley, past the Winchester College playing fields to the City centre.