Bishops Cannings, Kennet & Avon Canal & The Wansdyke

Walking in the Vale of Pewsey

A circular walk, starting at The Crown Inn in Bishops Cannings, taking in the views up to the downs and including a very pleasant walk along the Kennet & Avon Canal. The walk then takes you up to the top of the downs and along a short part of the ancient Wansdyke before returning to Bishops Cannings.


Places to eat and drink along the way:

The Crown Inn in Bishops Cannings - Dog Friendly


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More about the Vale of Pewsey

The North Wessex Downs National Landscape 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.

This project has been supported through the North Wessex Downs Sustainable Development Fund – for more information or to apply please visit

This project has been supported by the Health & Wellbeing Fund of the Pewsey Area Board at Wiltshire Council.