Clarendon Way - Salisbury to Clarendon Palace

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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The Way leaves Salisbury via Milford Street to Milford Road and Queen Manor Road. Through Rangers Farm, it bears right across a field and up to King Manor Hill. Here it enters the woods near the remains of Clarendon Palace.