We are always delighted to receive feedback from visitors to the Vale of Pewsey.
This is from Veronica and Malcolm, two walking friends from the south of Hampshire who are very experienced walkers with the South East Hampshire Ramblers. They visited Great Bedwyn where the rights of way are extremely well looked after by the Great Bedwyn Footpaths Group and to whom their feedback was sent.
This is an excerpt from their feedback:
Last Sunday we walked a circuit of 10 miles in your area and were really impressed by the cleared paths, good signage, lovely villages, friendly people, interesting buildings and great views. We discovered your area via the Ramblers "Walk" magazine and extended it to 10 miles. We also picked up some of your excellent leaflets in the phone box in Great Bedwyn.
Our route went north east from Great Bedwyn via Chisbury Wood and then east to Chisbury, Little Bedwyn and then via Burridge Heath, Folly Farm, Castle Copse, Bedwyn Brail, Wilton Windmill, Wilton village, and back to Great Bedwyn along the canal tow path. We just wanted to thank you and your group for a lovely day out and for a trouble-free walk in a year when overgrown paths, 6 foot high stinging nettles, broken stiles and fly-tipped rubbish seem to be on the increase. We walk regularly in Wiltshire and love its remoteness, butterflies, wildflowers and varied landscape.
So far you are the best area for path clearance, signage, stiles and walker-friendliness that we have come across this year!! We walk twice a week in Hampshire, Berkshire, Sussex, Surrey, Wiltshire and Dorset areas in all seasons and all weathers.
Thank you once again... What a lovely area.
And thank you Malcolm and Veronica!
If you would like to find out more about the walks from the Great Bedwyn Footpaths Group, as well as the Visit Pewsey Vale walks and walks from The Crown & Anchor in Ham, then have a look at our Walkers are Welcome page.
There are also other walks, as well as these, on our Walking page. If you are in the area, then look out for our converted phone boxes and other locations where you can get walking leaflets and lots of other information as well.