Milkhouse Water, Martinsell & Giant’s Grave

Walking in the Vale of Pewsey

This circular walk is a more challenging route with hills, taking in the pretty villages of Milkhouse Water and West Wick, the magnificent Martinsell Hill (the second highest point in the county), the ancient Giant's Grave and then returning via Pewsey Wharf on the Kennet & Avon Canal.

Places to eat and drink along the way:

The Waterfront Bar & Bistro at Pewsey Wharf - Dog Friendly

And within the village of Pewsey:

The Royal Oak in North Street - Dog Friendly

Pewsey Vale Community Crafts & Tea Rooms by the bridge

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

Moonrakers pub in the High Street (evenings only)

Marshalls Bakery in North Street (takeaway)

Snoopers' Bazaar in Market Place (eat in or takeaway) - Dog friendly garden

Spar Shop in North Street (takeaway)

Alternatively, you could start and end the walk at Martinsell Hill and visit the 16th century Royal Oak pub in Wootton Rivers for coffee, lunch or dinner - also dog friendly.


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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.