Shakespeare's Way
Walking Holiday in
Southern England and
The Midlands

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The Shakespeare’s Way
Walking Holiday in England
from Stratford-upon-Avon to London
via the Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxford, The Chilterns, the River Thames, Kew Gardens, Westminster, and the heart of London.

Enjoy a self-guided walking holiday on the 146 mile Shakespeare’s Way from Stratford-upon-Avon to William Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Bankside, London. You pass through some of Southern England’s greatest attractions: The Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxford, The Chilterns, the River Thames, Kew Gardens, Westminster, and the heart of London. This is the route the poet may have taken on his journeys.

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. Then you walk through the Chilterns to Marlow, Cookham and Iver.

On approaching London you pass the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and Chiswick before going through the heart of London at Westminster. You finish your walk at the Globe Theatre on the Thames in London.

 

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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 choices 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.

Shakespeare’s Way
from Stratford Upon Avon via Oxford to London
16 Day Itinerary
14 days walking and 15 nights

Suggested Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at Stratford upon Avon
Optional Day/s 1: extra day in Stratford upon Avon
Day 2: Stratford upon Avon to Newbold on Stour   9 miles
Day 3: Newbold on Stour to Shipston on Stour      8 miles
Day 4: Shipston on Stour to Long Compton             7 miles
Day 5: Long Compton to Enstone                        12 miles
Day 6: Enstone to Woodstock                            11 miles
Optional Day 2: extra day in Woodstock to visit Blenheim
Day 7: Woodstock to Oxford                            11 miles
Optional Day 3: extra day in Oxford
Day 8: Oxford to Chislehampton                       10 miles
Day 9: Chislehampton to Britwell Salome           8 miles
Day 10: Britwell Salome to Hambleden             14 miles
Day 11: Hambleden to Cookham                        10 miles
Day 12: Cookham to Fulmer                               10 miles
Day 13: Fulmer to West Drayton                        9 miles
Day 14: West Drayton to Kew                            11 miles
Optional Day 4: extra day in Kew to visit Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Day 15: Kew to The Globe, London                    16 miles
Optional Day/s 5: extra day in London
Day 16: Depart after breakfast

£1,455pp
dbl/twin

£1,890pp
single occ

£2,115pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £45 per person
depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
15 nights, 14 days walking
Total Distance:
146 miles/234 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/16 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
Easy/Moderate
Features:
Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford upon Avon
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
Boat Trips on The River Avon, Stratford upon Avon
 Cotswold Villages and Pubs,
Blenheim Palace and Woodstock
The River Thames
Oxford
The Oxford Canal
Marlow
Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
Boat Trips on The River Thames
Lambeth Palace, London
The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, London
Westminster Abbey, London
The London Eye,
Royal Festival Hall, London
St Paul’s Cathedral, London
The Globe Theatre, London
This route connects with:
Oxford Canal Towpath
Cotswold Way
The Ridgeway
Thames Path
Grand Union Canal Towpath

 

Shakespeare’s Way
from Stratford Upon Avon via Woodstock to Oxford
8 Day Itinerary
7 days walking and 6 nights

Suggested Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at Stratford upon Avon
Optional Day 1: extra day in Stratford upon Avon
Day 2: Stratford upon Avon to Newbold on Stour   9 miles
Day 3: Newbold on Stour to Shipston on Stour      8 miles
Day 4: Shipston on Stour to Long Compton             7 miles
Day 5: Long Compton to Enstone                            12 miles
Day 6: Enstone to Woodstock                                 11 miles
Optional Day 2: extra day in Woodstock to visit Blenheim
Day 7: Woodstock to Oxford                                     11 miles
Optional Day 3: extra day in Oxford
Day 8: Depart after breakfast

£679pp
dbl/twin

£882pp
single occ

£987pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £45 per person
depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
58 miles/93 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/12 miles
Average Daily distance:
10miles
Grading:
Easy/Moderate
Features:
Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford upon Avon
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
Boat Trips on The River Avon, Stratford upon Avon
 Cotswold Villages and Pubs,
Blenheim Palace and Woodstock
The River Thames
Oxford
The Oxford Canal
This route connects with:
Oxford Canal Towpath
Cotswold Way
Thames Path

Shakespeare’s Way
from Stratford Upon Avon via Marlow to London
10 Day Itinerary
8 days walking and 9 nights

Suggested Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at Oxford
Optional Day 1: extra day in Oxford
Day 2: Oxford to Chislehampton                     10 miles
Day 3: Chislehampton to Britwell Salome         8 miles
Day 4: Britwell Salome to Hambleden             14 miles
Day 5: Hambleden to Cookham                       10 miles
Day 6: Cookham to Fulmer                              10 miles
Day 7: Fulmer to West Drayton                       9 miles
Day 8: West Drayton to Kew                           11 miles
Day 9: Kew to The Globe, London                   16 miles
Optional Day 2: extra day in London
Day 10: Depart after breakfast

£873pp
dbl/twin

£1,134pp
single occ

£1,269pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £45 per person
depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
9 nights, 8 days walking
Total Distance:
88 miles/141 kms
Min/max daily distance:
8/16 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
Easy/Moderate
Features:
The River Thames
Oxford
The Oxford Canal
Marlow
Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
Boat Trips on The River Thames
Lambeth Palace, London
The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, London
Westminster Abbey, London
The London Eye,
Royal Festival Hall, London
St Paul’s Cathedral, London
The Globe Theatre, London
This route connects with:
Oxford Canal Towpath
The Ridgeway
Thames Path
Grand Union Canal Towpath

 

What’s included
in your UK walking holiday
in England on
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
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:25,000 map
  • guide book to Cotswold Way Guide Book

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
 in England on
Shakespeare’s Way

  • 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 UK walking holiday
in England on
Shakespeare’s Way

  • 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 Bristol, Birmingham or London where we can arrange transfer to Stratford-upon-Avon or Oxford
  • By Car to Stratford-upon-Avon or Oxford where parking is available
  • By Train/Bus to Stratford-upon-Avon or Oxford

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