One of a series of walks created and documented by experts and enthusiasts at the Bedwyn Footpaths Group.
This circular walk starts at the The Wharf in Great Bedwyn and takes you along the bridleway called Hatchet Lane to the village of Crofton and Wilton Brail before returning to the Wharf. It's a good walk to divert from to visit Crofton Beam Engines.
Moderate walking conditions with one uphill path. No stiles. One pedestrian rail crossing.
Distance approximately 5 miles/8 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
The Engineman's Rest at Crofton Beam Engines (during open season)
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.