Bruce Arms, Wootton Rivers, Kennet & Avon Canal, Pewsey, Milton Lilbourne

Walking in the Vale of Pewsey

A fascinating circular walk, with plenty of opportunities to wander off the beaten track and take in some wonderful views and discover lots of nature. Starting at the CAMRA Heritage pub, The Bruce Arms, it takes you to the charming village of Wootton Rivers, along the Kennet & Avon Canal to Pewsey and then back via Milton Lilbourne.  


Places to eat and drink along the way:

The Bruce Arms in Easton Royal - Dog Friendly

The Royal Oak in Wootton Rivers - Dog Friendly

The Waterfront Bar & Bistro at Pewsey Wharf - Dog Friendly

In Pewsey village:

The Royal Oak in North Street - Dog Friendly

Pewsey Vale Community Crafts & Tea Rooms by the bridge and King Alfred's statue

The Little Lunchbox Cafe in the High Street (eat in or takeaway)

Moonrakers pub in the High Street (evenings only)

Marshall's Bakery in North Street (takeaway)


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Have a look at our Insider Guide video for this walk.

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.

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.