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
Pewsey
SN9 5AF
Phone
01672 562585
The Charlton Cat
Charlton St Peter
SN9 6EZ
Phone
01980 630103

How to organise your holiday

By Car:

The Vale of Pewsey is easily accessed from Junction 14 or 15 on the M4 or from the A303, take the turning to Tidworth (if coming from the west) or (if coming from the east) you can take the turning to Andover West & Marlborough or turn off at the Countess roundabout at Amesbury on to the A345.

By Train:

There are two mainline stations in the Vale of Pewsey on the Great Western Railway - Bedwyn in the east of the Vale and Pewsey in the centre of the Vale.  The service is operated by Great Western Railways.

By Bus:

Go to the Bustimes.org for bus service information for the area.
Go to Salisbury Reds who operate the local bus services.

You will need transport to take you to the start of each day's walking and again to collect you at the finish point each day.  You may also want your luggage transferring between accommodation if you choose to do a multi-centre holiday.

These are all local taxi companies who do this type of work.

Priory Cottage
Easton Royal
SN9 5LZ
Phone
01672 811953
Brail Barn
Brail Farmhouse
Great Bedwyn
SN8 3LY
Phone
01672 870377
No 10 B&B
Farm Lane
Great Bedwyn
SN8 3LU
Phone
01672 870587
The Byre at Pewsey Self Catering
The Byre
Inlands Cottage, 54 North Street
Pewsey
SN9 5EX
Phone
01672 288643
The Stable
Hilltop
Knowle
SN9 5JH
Phone
01672 562498
Kestrel Cottage
Crofton Road
Great Bedwyn
SN8 3LX
Phone
01672 870659
Caroline Dalrymple B&B
29 - 33 High Street
Pewsey
SN9 5AF
Phone
01672 563067
Oak Tree Farmhouse
Honey Street Farm
Honeystreet
SN9 5PS
Phone
01672 851125
Category
Patney Weir
Patney Road
Chirton
SN10 3QU
Phone
01380 848800
Field House
All Cannings
SN10 3NX
Phone
07920 143403
Category
West Grafton
SN8 3BY
Phone
01672 811233
Category
East Chisenbury
SN8 6AQ
Phone
01980 671124
The Square
Ramsbury
SN8 2PE
Phone
01672 520230
1 Milton Road
Pewsey
SN9 5JJ
Phone
01672 564773
Red Lion Freehouse
East Chisenbury
SN9 6AQ
Phone
01980 671124
East Kennett
SN8 4EY
Phone
01672 861686
Manningford Bruce
SN9 6JW
Phone
01980 635394
15 High Street
Pewsey
SN9 5AF
Phone
01672 569390
3 High Street
Upavon
SN9 6EA
Phone
01980 630025
c/o The Old Church
Manningford Bohune
SN9 6LY
Phone
01672 851820
Category
Easton Royal
SN9 5LU
Phone
01747 828170
Category
Manningford Abbots
SN9 6HT
Phone
01672 564438
Poulton Farm Estate
Poulton
Marlborough
SN8 2LN
Phone
01672 516888
Honeystreet
SN9 5PS
Phone
01672 851655