Shakespeare's Way

Follow in the footsteps of the bard as you walk on The Shakespeare’s Way from Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford. William Shakespeare himself would have walked this trail between his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to the City of London.  

Your journey starts in Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, a medieval town sitting proudly on the banks of the river Avon. Immerse yourself in Shakespeare’s life and legacy by visiting the many sites linked to the famous poet and playwright. 

From Stratford-upon-Avon the walk heads south along the valley of the River Stour into the beautiful rolling hills of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Sprinkled with quaint Cotswold towns of Chipping Norton and Woodstock the Cotswolds are a walkers paradise. 

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Hiking trail · Stratford-on-Avon

Stratford-on-Avon to Alderminster

August 29, 2018
easy
10.4 km
3:45 h
65 m
40 m
Today's walk has you crossing the Avon and Stour Rivers before walking through countryside with high hedgerows and through villages with quaint ...
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Hiking trail · Stratford-on-Avon

Alderminster to Shipston-on-Stour

August 29, 2018
moderate
15.5 km
4:30 h
80 m
65 m
Follow quiet country lanes, shady woodland trails and rolling fields on your way to the small, 8th century market town of Shipston-on-Stour.
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Hiking trail · Stratford-on-Avon

Shipston-on-Stour to Long Compton

February 13, 2019
easy
11.4 km
3:30 h
215 m
170 m
Enjoy stunning views as you leave the River Stour behind and climb up from the valley towards Long Compton.
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Hiking trail · Stratford-on-Avon

Long Compton to Enstone

February 13, 2019
easy
17.6 km
5:30 h
270 m
250 m
Follow the route through peaceful scenery and cross the border to Oxfordshire while enjoying views over Chipping Norton, the 'gateway into the ...
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Hiking trail · West Oxfordshire

Enstone to Woodstock

February 13, 2019
easy
16.7 km
5:00 h
95 m
130 m
Make your way across the Oxfordshire/Cotswolds border following rolling fields and woodland trails on your way to Woodstock, the home of the ...
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Hiking trail · West Oxfordshire

Woodstock to Oxford

February 13, 2019
easy
16.7 km
4:30 h
50 m
95 m
This final walk passes Sir Winston Churchill's burial site then onwards along quiet towpaths next to the Oxford Canal, beautiful views alongside ...
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