Avon Valley Path
West Country River
Walking Holiday in
Southern England

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

This self guided 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.
It can be combined with:

for a longer walking holiday.

We offer 1 suggested itinerary for walking the Avon Valley Path:

Please see details below

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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
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


single occ

solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £55 per person depending on location

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
Salisbury Cathedral
River Avon
The New Forest
This route connects with:
Stour Valley Way
Great Stones Way
Clarendon Way

What’s included
in your UK river walking holiday
in Southern England on
The Avon Valley Path

  • 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 in your UK river walking holiday in Southern England on
The Avon Valley Path

  • 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 in your UK river walking holiday in Southern England on
The Avon Valley Path

  • 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.

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

Telephone Lines are open 7 days a week.

UK +44 (0)1837 880075
or +44 (0)207 193 1252

9am to 9pm
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New York 5 hours behind UK time: 4am to 4pm EST
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Sydney 10 hours ahead of UK time: 7pm to 7am EADT
CAN +1 (647) 4786251
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We have river walking holidays in the UK in England, Scotland and Wales.  This is one of our categories of walking holidays.