Week 62 – Salisbury to Guildford

Wednesday 4th to Tuesday 10th December 2019

Salisbury to Broughton (Clarendon Way)  12.71 miles
Broughton to Winchester (Clarendon Way)  13.08 miles
Winchester to Alresford (Pilgrims Way/North Downs Way)  10.74 miles
Alresford to Alton (Pilgrims Way/North Downs Way)  13.60 miles
Alton to Farnham (Pilgrims Way/North Downs Way)  13.03 miles
Farnham to Guildford (Pilgrims Way/North Downs Way)  10.92 miles

Total miles this week 74.08

Total miles to date 2785.77

 

The wooden ram above the shop just outside the High Street Gate dates from the shop’s former use, Stonehenge Woollen Industries. It was set up in the early C20th by Catherine Lovibond, with the aim of regenerating the rural economy. The firm continued in business until 1959.

 

Elisabeth Frink’s Walking Madonna (1981), Salisbury Cathedral

 

Detail from Salisbury cathedral

 

Salisbury cathedral

 

The mural, by artist Fred Fieber, under the flyover of the Ring Road, Salisbury. It was painted in 2011 and represents some of the local characters, buildings and businesses that were there before the Milford Street Bridge and Ring Road were built in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

 

Another part of the mural, by artist Fred Fieber, under the flyover of the Ring Road, Salisbury. No. 88 Milford Street was destroyed to make way for the Milford Street Bridge and the Ring Road. This action also destroyed a thriving local community, many shops, businesses, buildings and the lives of many who lived there.

 

Salisbury to Broughton

 

Salisbury to Broughton

 

Salisbury to Broughton

 

Salisbury to Broughton

 

Salisbury to Broughton

 

Detail from the Broughton village sign

 

River Test, Broughton to Winchester

 

Broughton to Winchester

 

Broughton to Winchester

 

Monument to “Beware Chalk Pit”, Farley Mount. This horse was named after surviving a 25ft deep fall into a chalk pit whilst out fox-hunting in 1733 then carrying its owner to a racing victory a year later. Broughton to Winchester.

 

Broughton to Winchester

 

Broughton to Winchester

 

Winchester

 

The statue of King Alfred (Alfred the Great) at the bottom of The Broadway, Winchester. Alfred ruled Wessex from Winchester and his reign (871-899) marked the beginnings of a kingdom of England. He prevented England from falling to the Danes and promoted learning and literacy.

 

Winchester cathedral

 

Painted bollards, Winchester

 

Winchester

 

Winchester to Alresford

 

Church at Kings Worthy. Winchester to Alresford

 

Watercress beds, Alresford

 

Alresford to Alton

 

Alresford to Alton

 

Alresford to Alton

 

Jane Austen’s house, Alton

 

Celebrating 100 years if Lions Clubs. “Lions are ordinary people who do extraordinary things to help others and support good causes”. I’ve had positive dealings with them during my journey 🙂 

Alton

 

Holybourne church. Alton to Farnham

 

Alton to Farnham

 

Alton to Farnham

 

One of the sculptures at the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham

 

Start/end of the North Downs Way, Farnham

 

Farnham to Guildford

 

Farnham to Guildford

 

Farnham to Guildford

 

Farnham to Guildford

 

Farnham to Guildford