A couple of weeks ago on 2nd June we walked the Clarendon Way as part of the annual fundraising event organised by a local children's Hospice Naomi House
The walk starts at Winchester Cathedral and ends 26 miles later at Salisbury Cathedral. Thankfully we had some great weather that day with plenty of sunshine but also a breeze so it wasn't too hot. Really impressed by the organisation of the whole day with plenty of marshall points offering bottles of water and a cheery word.
We'd done so training before the day but the longest walk we'd done as part of that was 18 miles so weren't sure how 26 would go. In the event it went well, though undoubtedly a little sore and tired when we stopped at the end we suffered no major issues. One of the biggest challenges was getting moving again after we'd spent 40 mins on the coach back to Winchester - the steps to get out are very steep when you've seized up a bit :-)
We started just after 8am so I thought I'd take a series of photos every hour to chart our progress through the day....
8am and ready for the start ....
9am Olivers Battery
10am West Wood
Noon and some very welcome nourishment to help us on the last few miles to Broughton
1pm At Broughton and enjoying the delicious pre-ordered lunch.
2pm - more lovely countryside passes by
3pm Crossing fields
4pm Getting steadily closer - but I'm sure one of the marshals a few miles back said "It's downhill all the way now..."
4:30pm OK - not on the hour but an important moment as we first see the spire of Salisbury Cathedral in the not too far distance...
5pm Almost there, on the streets of Salisbury....
If you're in Hampshire/Wiltshire and looking for a challenge in aid of a good cause then I can heartily commend the Naomi House Clarendon Way to you.