Pewsey Vale Circular Way


A long-distance walking, cycling and riding route with the Vale of Pewsey at its heart

Set in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this route takes in downland, woodland, farmland, country lanes, picturesque villages and the Kennet & Avon Canal.  You will encounter ancient history and experience the wildness of the downland, some of which is a national nature reserve.  For cyclists, the route is just over 72 miles and for walkers just over 77 miles. 

There are some steep paths and the routes can be muddy (particularly in winter), but the Pewsey Vale Circular Way should suit most people who enjoy walking and certainly if you enjoy the great British countryside.

Pewsey Vale Circular Way

There are two routes - the Walking route and the Riding/Cycling route.  Both routes are waymarked, however you must take a map or download the gpx file(s) to follow the route on your walking app as each waymarker is not necessarily visible from the previous one and they can be subject to removal or damage or overgrown hedges.

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

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

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

Pewsey Vale Circular Way - Select Your Route

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