One of a series of walks created and documented by experts and enthusiasts at the Bedwyn Footpaths Group.
This circular walk starts at the Village Square in Great Bedwyn, goes out of the village along Galley Lane, crosses fields that skirt the Brails and down to the Kennet & Avon Canal towpath. Leaving the canal and the railway behind, it goes up Hatchet Lane to cross the fields towards to Chisbury Wood, where it drops back down into the village.
Moderate walking conditions. One pedestrian rail crossing. Steady inclines. No stiles.
Distance approximately 4 miles/6.5 kms
Places to eat and drink along the way:
The Three Tuns Freehouse in Great Bedwyn - Dog Friendly
Wendy's Community Cafe & Juice Bar in Great Bedwyn - Dog Friendly
More about the Vale of Pewsey
The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) includes within its 1730 sq.kms. some of the finest landscape in England, including chalk downland, river valleys, ancient woodland and historic sites, with the Vale of Pewsey at its heart.
Great West Way is a 125 mile touring route in the south of England, stretching from London to Bristol. The Vale of Pewsey is located right in the middle of the Great West Way, and is easily accessible by rail, road and canal.