Walking in the Vale of Pewsey
This circular walk is a really interesting walk, with plenty of history and stunning views. Starting and ending in the very picturesque village of Ham, it has an optional extension to walk to Combe Gibbet and takes you through the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's Ham Hill Nature Reserve. One or two places are a bit steep.
Places to eat and drink along the way:
The Crown & Anchor in Ham - a lovely village pub, with B&B and restaurant, log fire and beer garden - refurbished and reopened in June 2019.
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.