Shakespeares Way Walking Holiday
in England
Oxford to London
9 nights and 8 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Shakespeares Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Shakespeares Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Shakespeares Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Shakespeares Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Shakespeares Way Walking Holiday
in England
from Oxford to London
via The Chilterns, the River Thames, Kew Gardens, Westminster, and the heart of London

Enjoy a self-guided walking holiday on 88 miles of the Shakespeare’s Way from Oxford to the Globe Theatre, London through the glorious Thames Valley.

The route starts on the River Thames (or Isis) at Oxford, goes across the Chilterns, crosses the Ridgeway at Watlington to rejoin the Thames at Marlow, shares the Thames Path to Cookham, then through Buckinghamshire to join the Grand Union Canal and finally the Thames Path again to The Globe Theatre at Southwark, London.

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.

Shakespeares Way Walking Holiday
Oxford to London
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

  Shakespeares Way Walking Holiday
in England
from Oxford To London
9 nights and 8 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Oxford

You start your walking holiday on the Shakespeare’s Way by arriving at Oxford.  At Oxford Shakespeares Way connects with the Thames Path and Oxford Canal Towpath.

Shakespeares Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day in Oxford:
Relax and enjoy this historic city of Oxford. One of the worlds greatest seats of learning. Perhaps take a boat on The River Thames.

Shakespeares Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Oxford to Chislehampton    10 miles
Heading south from Oxford Shakespeare’s Way shares the tow path with the Thames Path along the River Thames to Sandford-on-Thames. Then the route heads away from the river through the hamlets of Toot Baldon and Marsh Baldon before arriving at Chislehampton for the night.

Day 3: Chislehampton to Watlington                8 miles
Another easy day of walking through “Midsummer Murders” country: Stadhampton, Chalgrove, Brightwell Baldwin and Britwell Salome. At short walk takes you to Watlington, the location for the overnight stop.  At Watlington, Shakespeares Way connects with The Ridgeway.

Shakespeares Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Shakespeares Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Watlington to Hambleden         14 miles
Today you are walking across the Chilterns, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You pass through the villages of Cookley Green, Russell’s Water, Maidengrove, Stonor, and Southend. Stone Park and Gardens are right on the route. You stay at the pretty village of Hambleden for the night.

Day 5: Hambleden to Cookham       10 miles
The Shakespeare’s Way returns to the Thames Valley today. From Marlow, a very attractive town on the River Thames, you share the route with the Thames Path to Cookham.

Shakespeares Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Shakespeares Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 6: Cookham to Fulmer    10 miles
Leaving the River Thames again today you walk across Buckinghamshire countryside through Burnham Beeches Nature Reserve and across Farnham Common to Fulmer..

Day 7: Fulmer to West Drayton    9 miles
On the Shakespeare’s Way today you walk through Black Park Country Park and Langley Country Park to the village of Love Green. Then you join the Grand Union Canal which takes you to your overnight stop at West Drayton.

Shakespeares Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Shakespeares Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 8: West Drayton to Kew          11 miles

Easy walking today on the Grand Union Canal to Brentford where the canal joins the River Thames and the Thames Path. Here on the banks of the Thames is Syon Park, definitely worth a visit. A few miles on are the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, another must! In fact so much to see here, why not take an extra day?

Optional Day in Kew:
Relax and perhaps visit the world famous Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew  or take a boat trip on The River Thames

Day 9: Kew to The Globe, London        16 miles
(This day can be split into two days walking of approximately 8 miles each.)
Another easy day walking along the River Thames. The London Wetlands Centre at Barnes is a good place to stop for lunch and do some bird watching. On the last stretch into London you will see Lambeth Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, Royal Festival Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral and then The Globe Theatre.

Shakespeares Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day/s in London:
Relax and perhaps visit some of London’s many attractions Lambeth Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, Royal Festival Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral and  The Globe Theatre to name a few

Day 10: Depart after breakfast
Depart after Breakfast or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring London.

Shakespeares Way Walking Holiday
from Oxford to London via Kew
10 day itinerary
8 days walking and 9 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at Oxford
Optional Day: extra day in Oxford
Day 2: Oxford to Chislehampton                     10 miles
Day 3: Chislehampton to Watlington                8 miles
Day 4: Watlington 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
Optional Day: extra day in Kew
Day 9: Kew to The Globe, London                   16 miles
Optional Day: extra day in London
Day 10: Depart after breakfast

£963pp
dbl/twin

£1,224pp
single occ

£1,359pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £45 per person depending on location

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Shakespeares Way
Walking Holiday 10 days
Oxford to London

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Oxford

double/twin

Single

Head of the River

 £79.50

£188.00

Manor House Guest House

£32.50

 £50.00

Randolph Hotel

£180.00

£320.00

Royal Oxford Hotel

 £67.50

£130.00

Kew
Coach and Horses

double/twin
 £55.00

Single
£117.00

What’s included
in your Shakespeares Way Walking Holiday
in 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
  • guide book to Shakespeare’s Way

Optional Extras
for your Shakespeares Way Walking Holiday in 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 Shakespeares Way Walking Holiday in 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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Shakespeares Way Walking Holiday: 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

On this 146 mile walking holiday from Stratford-upon-Avon to The Globe Theatre in London you walk through The Cotswolds, Oxford, The Chilterns, and along the River Thames.

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