Avon Valley Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Avon Valley Path Walking Holiday
River Walking Holiday
in Southern England
from Salisbury to Christchurch
in 6 days
5 nights and 4 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

A 34 mile walking holiday following the River Avon from Salisbury in Wiltshire to Christchurch in Dorset.

This is one of our Hampshire Walking Holidays, one of our  River Walking Holidays and also one of our Wiltshire Walking Holidays.

Avon Valley Path walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

Avon Valley Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Avon Valley Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

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Avon Valley Path Walking Holiday
West Country River Walking Holiday in England
from Salisbury to Christchurch
via Fordingbridge and Ringwood

This self guided Avon Valley Path walking holiday takes in the counties of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire and is a great introduction to walking holidays.

The Avon Valley Path passes through some of the River Avon’s most spectacular landscapes full of wildlife and heritage.

This Avon Valley Path walking holiday can be combined with the Clarendon Way, or The Great Stones Way, or the Stour Valley Way for a longer walking holiday.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily 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 the UK or Ireland. 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.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Avon Valley Path Walking Holiday
Salisbury to Christchurch
Suggested Tour Duration
:
5 nights, 4 days walking
Total Distance:
34 miles/54 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/10 miles
Average Daily distance:
9 miles
Grading:
Easy
Features:
Salisbury Cathedral
River Avon
The New Forest
Christchurch
This route connects with:
Stour Valley Way
Great Stones Way
Clarendon Way

  Avon Valley Path Walking Holiday
River Walking Holiday in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, Southern England
from Stourhead to Christchurch
5 nights and 4 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Salisbury

To start your walking holiday you make your own to Salisbury. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided river walking holiday.

Avon Valley Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day in Salisbury
Take an extra day to explore this interesting city.

Avon Valley Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Salisbury to Woodfalls            10 miles     easy
Before you leave Salisbury in Wiltshire visit its cathedral dating back to the 12th century and historic buildings. Leave by the 700 year old Harnham Bridge over the River Avon. The path crosses the River Ebble near Odstock. This area has many little villages full of historic buildings and pubs. The path follows the canal built in 17th century and through water meadows. There is plenty of time to explore the shops, villages and pubs on route.

Day 3: Woodfalls to Fordingbridge         6 miles   easy
The Avon Valley Path winds through woodlands and pastures before crossing into Hampshire and the New Forest. Through farm land and water meadows, over a suspension bridge, along an old railway line to Fordingbridge.

Avon Valley Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Avon Valley Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Fordingbridge to Ringwood    9 miles     easy
Fordingbridge is a busy market town with many fine shops and pubs with a magnificent seven arch bridge crossing the river. Soon after leaving the town the path passes a trout farm. The farm at Turmer is famous for still using heavy horses to work the land, a rare site in deed in the 21st century. As the path reaches Ringwood it passes lakes which were former gravel pits, now a haven for wildlife.

Day 5: Ringwood to Christchurch      10 miles    easy
Ringwood is a busy market town with a very busy Wednesday market and many fine shops and pubs. The path continues via water meadows and old railway paths. On to Sopley, a charming village with a mill mentioned in the Doomsday book. The path passes through the grounds of Sopley Park, the former home of the owners of the Schweppes Company. Soon the path enters Christchurch with its fine shops, historic harbour and Priory built in 1094, the official end of the path. Christchurch is a great place to spend a few days, and extra nights can be arranged.

Avon Valley Path walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day in Christchurch
Take an extra day to explore this interesting town. A great extra day walking can be made around Christchurch Harbour via Hengistbury Head and the ferry across to Muddiford.

Day 6: Depart after breakfast
Depart after Breakfast or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring the Christchurch area
We can transfer you to your car or station.

Avon Valley Path Walking Holiday
from Salisbury to Christchurch
6 Day Itinerary
4 days walking and 5 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Salisbury
Optional Day: in Salisbury
Day 2: Salisbury to Woodfalls                            10 miles
Day 3: Woodfalls to Fordingbridge                     6 miles
Day 4: Fordingbridge to Ringwood                     9 miles
Day 5: Ringwood to Christchurch                     10 miles
Optional Day: in Christchurch
Day 6: Depart Christchurch

£515pp
dbl/twin

£685pp
single occ

£735pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £55 per person depending on location

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Avon Valley Path
Salisbury to Christchurch

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Salisbury
Legacy Rose & Crown

double/twin
£49.00

Single
£84.00

Mercure White Hart

£49.00

£84.00

What’s included
in your Avon Valley Path Walking Holiday in
Southern England

  • 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
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:25,000 map

Optional Extras
for your Avon Valley Path Walking Holiday in Southern England

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your Avon Valley Path Walking Holiday in Southern England

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
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.

Holiday Travel Insurance
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.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Avon Valley Path Walking Holiday: How to get there

  • By Plane  to London, Gatwick, Bournemouth or Southampton where we can arrange transfer to the start of your walk
  • By Car to Salisbury or Christchurch where parking is available
  • By Train/Bus to Salisbury or Christchurch

We have river walking holidays in the UK in England, Scotland and Wales.

This is one of our categories of walking holidays.

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