Public invited to join Globe’s birthplace-to-Bankside sponsored walk

Keen walkers from the Friends of Shakespeare's Globe are walking 146 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon to Southwark this month to raise money for the theatre.

Peter Titchmarsh and Dominic Dromgoole
Shakespeare's Way was devised by Peter Titchmarsh, pictured herw with Dominic Dromgoole last May.

The Friends' goal, following their 21st Birthday last year, is to raise 21,000 to support the performance and education work of the Bankside replica of Shakespeare's playhouse.

The walk follows Shakespeare's Way, a long-distance walk launched last year to link the Bard's birthplace with his Bankside theatre.

Members of the public are welcome to sponsor a walker or even join up as a Friend (35) and take part themselves, joining other Friends at any point during the walk. Taking part is free, however, all walkers must be sponsored – there is no minimum amount. To make an online donation visit

The walk began on Saturday 17 March at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon and will end on Bankside two weeks later.

Walking Itinerary

Saturday 17 March
Stratford-upon-Avon – Clifford Chambers (3 miles)
Departure 5pm, Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon via Shakespeare's Grave at Holy Trinity Church

Sunday 18 March
Clifford Chambers – Shipston-on-Stour (13.5 miles)
Departure 8.30am, New Inn Hotel, Clifford Chambers

Monday 19 March
Shipston-on-Stour – Long Compton (7.5 miles)
Departure 8.30am White Bear, High Street, Shipston-on-Stour

Tuesday 20 March
Long Compton – Enstone (12.5 miles)
Departure 8.30am Butler's Road Farm, Long Compton

Wednesday 21 March
Enstone – Woodstock (10 miles)
Departure 8.30am Heythrop Park, Enstone

Thursday 22 March
Woodstock – Oxford (11.5 miles)
Departure 8.30am The Punch Bowl Inn, Oxford St, Woodstock

Friday 23 March
Oxford – Chiselhampton (10 miles)
Departure 9am Christ Church, St Aldates, Oxford

Saturday 24 March
Chiselhampton – Maidensgrove (15 miles)
Departure 8.30am Coach & Horses Inn, Watlington Road, Chiselhampton

Sunday 25 March
Maidensgrove – Marlow (12 miles)
Departure 8.30am Five Horseshoes Inn, Maidensgrove

Monday 26 March
Marlow – Farnham Common (12 miles)
Departure 8.30am Prince of Wales, 1 Mill Road, Marlow

Tuesday 27 March
Farnham Common – West Drayton (12 miles)
Departure 8.30am Oldfields Hotel, Beaconsfield Road, Farnham Common

Wednesday 28 March
West Drayton – Thames Lock Brentford (10 miles)
Departure 8.30am Kings Paget Hotel, 171 Station Road, West Drayton

Thursday 29 March
Thames Lock Brentford – Putney Bridge (7 miles)
Departure 8.30am Boston Manor Tube Station

Friday 30 March
Putney Bridge – Shakespeare's Globe (9 miles)
Departure 8.30am Putney Bridge Tube Station

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