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Self-Guided Walking Holidays in the UK
Walking Holiday on the Shakespeare's
Way Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford in the UK
a self-guided walking holiday on 58 miles of the Shakespeare's Way from
Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford.
You pass through some of Southern England's greatest attractions: The Cotswolds,
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxford.
The route starts
at Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's birthplace, home to Anne Hathaway's
cottage and the world famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
You walk through the Cotswolds, to Blenheim Palace and Woodstock, joining
the Thames near Oxford.
Tour Duration: 7 nights, 6 days walking Total Distance: 58 miles Min/max daily distance: 7/12 miles Average Daily distance: 10 miles Grading: easy/moderate
Woodstock, Blenheim Palace
Oxford This route connects with:
The Thames Path
You start your walking holiday on the Shakespeare's Way by arriving at Stratford-upon-Avon.
2:Stratford-upon-Avon to Newbold-on-Stour 9
You commence on the Shakespeare's Way by walking along the River Avon, but
then make your way to the River Stour where you walk through the Stour villages
of Clifford Chambers, Atherstone-on-Stour, Preston-on-Stour, Alderminster,
and finally Newbold-on-Stour where you spend the night.
3:Newbold-on-Stour to Shipston-on-Stour 8
Your walk in the Stour valley today takes you through Halford and Honington,
which is one of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds. Look out for
the 16th century half-timbered Magpie House. Then just a short stroll to
to Long Compton 7 miles
Leaving Shipston-on-Stour you continue walking along by the River Stour
until the hamlet of Willington where you leave the river bank and cut
across to Cherington and leave the River Stour behind. Now it is just
a short stroll to Long Compton for the night.
Compton to Enstone 12 miles
A short detour from the Shakespeare's Way today will take you to the Rollright
Stones, an ancient site consisting of The Kings Men stone circle, The
King Stone and the Whispering Knights dolmen. Back on the route you continue
through the hamlet of Little Rollright, the village of Salford, the town
of Chipping Norton, and on to the village of Enstone for the overnight
6:Enstone to Woodstock 11
Leaving Enstone you walk through the grounds of Ditchley Park and Blenheim
Palace before arriving at Woodstock. There is so much to see at Blenheim
Palace that you might consider taking an extra day to really enjoy the beautiful
house and gardens.
to Oxford 11 miles
The first village you walk through today is Bladon. In the churchyard
there is the simple tombstone of Sir Winston and Lady Clementine Churchill.
Shakespeare's Way then continues through Begbroke and Yarnton before reaching
the River Thames. The route joins with the Thames
Path for the last few miles into Oxford.
8:depart after breakfast
or spend some time exploring the area. There is so much to see and do in
Oxford, why not spend at least one extra day visiting the colleges and gardens.
Or continue on the Shakespeare's
Way to London.
in your UK walking holiday
on the Shakespeare's Way
accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on
a bed and breakfast basis
room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
daily luggage transfer
support should there be any problems on route
You can walk this wonderful trail over 6 days at about 10 miles per day.
Which ever you choose, we organize the luggage transfer so your bags are
at your next accommodation when you arrive.
Or you can combine this part of Shakespeare's Way with the next section
This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.
The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer
or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point
and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.
Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England
or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.
Online booking available. A deposit of £85 per person is required
to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
for your UK Walking Holiday
on the Shakespeare's Way
upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels,
transfers back to car or station
inn to inn walks
These are not included. Evening meals:
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation
or in the town/village. Packed lunches:
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local
store, or cafe or inn along the route.
Way 8 day itinerary:
Stratford upon Avon to Oxford 6 days walking and 7 nights accommodation
£882pp single occ
£987pp solo traveller
nights from £45 per person
depending on location
prices subject to change
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let's Go Biking Ltd accepts
no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions
and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.
Can be added when booking online Subject to availability
Supplement per person per night
Falcon Legacy Hotel
Heythrop Park Hotel
Punch Bowl Inn
Head of the River
Manor House Guest
Royal Oxford Hotel
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