Pewsey Vale Circular Ride

Pewsey Vale Circular Ride

The Pewsey Vale Circular Ride is just over 72 miles long and follows rights of way with the Vale of Pewsey at its heart.  This cycling or riding route includes dramatic downland with exceptional views, quintessential English villages and country pubs, the tranquility of the Kennet & Avon Canal and the beauty of travelling through the Vale, surrounded by stunning downland. 

The Pewsey Vale Circular Way has two routes - one for walking and the other for riding or cycling.  The two routes are largely the same but divert at certain points where walkers follow a footpath and riders/cyclists take a bridleway or byway or are sometimes diverted along a country lane.

The most common waymarker you will see where the route is for both walkers and riders

The rider route where a byway or bridleway is used.  Walkers could also use this route if they preferred.

The walkers only route where footpaths are used and therefore cyclists and horse riders are not permitted

Planning your route

The length of the Pewsey Vale Circular Ride is just over 72 miles which for many cyclists will be a one or two day cycle ride.  We have therefore not split the route into stages.

For horse riders, again we have not split the route into stages as each horse and rider will travel at their own pace and will potentially vary considerably.

We have detailed important information about the route, its waymarking and tricky navigation points, as well as information about preparing before you set off.   We would strongly advise you to read this information as it will help you as you travel the route.  Just click on the button below.

Pewsey Vale Circular Ride

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Places of interest along the way

Places of interest that you may want to explore along the route can be found in our Detailed Itinerary for the walking route.

Refreshment Stops

There is lots of choice for refreshments along the way.  The first map and list below shows places that are on the route, followed by a second list of those places that are not far away and worth a detour.

On the Pewsey Vale Circular Ride:

Close to the Pewsey Vale Circular Ride:

The Moonrakers
57 High Street
01672 562585