Monday 29th July

The Big TOE heads into the West Country. I’m going through Wilshire and skirting the Dorset/Hants border. This is nearly in reach of my current home and heading towards the village that I grew up in.

Salisbury is a city of many medieval highlights. The cathedral is home to the Magna Carta. It is the halfway mark of today’s 27 miles, so lunch.

Fordingbridge is a gateway town to the New Forest. Tonight there should be time for a decent walk in the Forest.


8am King’s Somborne

10.30 Drinks stop West Winterslow (mile 9.5)
12noon – 1.30pm Salisbury Cathedral and City Centre (mile 15.5)

5pm Fordingbridge
New Forest

Fuel: I’ll look out for the New Forest marque, a source of pride and distinction for local producers.