So many beautiful places to visit – where do you start?

From greensand valley areas to chalk downland, from the solitude of the Savernake Forest to the conservation work of Ham Hill and Jones’ Nature Reserves – the landscape and experiences are full of contrast.

We hope you enjoy these suggestions and ask you to respect the countryside and follow the countryside code.

 

 

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Places with a watery theme:

Pewsey Wharf

Pewsey Wharf

Once a busy industrial canal wharf, Pewsey Wharf is now a picture of tranquility. And a great place to start ...
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Burbage Wharf

Burbage Wharf

Burbage Wharf on the Kennet & Avon Canal was constructed in 1831 to handle the fast growing trade involving the ...
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Wilton Water

Wilton Water

Wilton Water is an 8 acre spring water fed lake which is the largest Aquatic Wildlife Trust Site in Wiltshire ...
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Honeystreet Wharf

Honeystreet Wharf

Built in 1811 and once described by Pevsner as the best canalside scenery in Wiltshire, Honeystreet Wharf is nowadays a ...
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Kennet & Avon Canal

Kennet & Avon Canal

The 87 mile Kennet & Avon Canal stretches from Bristol to Reading and incorporates 105 locks on its way. The ...
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Places with a heritage theme:

Jack Spratt's Clock

Jack Spratt’s Clock

This famous clock was built in 1911 to celebrate the coronation of King George V. Jack Spratt (born in Wootton ...
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The Merchant's House Marlborough

The Merchant’s House Marlborough

Situated in Marlborough’s wide and busy High Street, this charmingly restored 17th century historic house, dating from the Great Fire ...
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Ham 16th Century Cottages

Ham 16th Century Cottages

In the centre of the village of Ham and immediately adjacent to the Crown and Anchor public house are two ...
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Marden Henge - Hatfield Earthworks

Marden Henge – Hatfield Earthworks

The Hatfield Earthworks are made primarily of a large, irregular-shaped henge enclosure, surrounded by a ditch and bordered in part ...
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King Alfred's Statue

King Alfred’s Statue

Right in the centre of Pewsey there is a prominent stone statue of King Alfred, unveiled in June 1913 to ...
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Wolfhall

Wolfhall

Wolfhall, on the outskirts of Burbage and on the edge of Savernake Forest, is the legendary Tudor manor that came ...
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Big Belly Oak

Big Belly Oak

The Big Belly Oak is the great grandfather of the historic Savernake trees at about 1,100 years old, taking root ...
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Pewsey Wharf

Pewsey Wharf

Once a busy industrial canal wharf, Pewsey Wharf is now a picture of tranquility. And a great place to start ...
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Burbage Wharf

Burbage Wharf

Burbage Wharf on the Kennet & Avon Canal was constructed in 1831 to handle the fast growing trade involving the ...
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Bamberg Greenman Carving

Bamberg Greenman Carving

A replica of the Bamberg Green Man is carved into the cut end of a lopped branch of a living ...
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Places with a historic or pre-historic theme:

Wansdyke

Wansdyke

An extended linear earthwork ...
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All Cannings Cross

All Cannings Cross

All Cannings Cross in the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire lies at the foot of the Marlborough Downs escarpment. It ...
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Cat's Brain Longbarrow

Cat’s Brain Longbarrow

Lying in the heart of the lush Pewsey Vale is Cat’s Brain longbarrow. Today, it is located halfway between the ...
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Ham 16th Century Cottages

Ham 16th Century Cottages

In the centre of the village of Ham and immediately adjacent to the Crown and Anchor public house are two ...
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Ham Spray House

Ham Spray House

Ham Spray House, a Grade II Listed building leading off a private driveway on the Inkpen-Ham Road, was the residence ...
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Wansdyke in Ham

Wansdyke in Ham

Wansdyke is the Anglo-Saxon 50-mile defensive earth wall and ditch which arcs across the north of Wiltshire. There are various ...
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Marden Henge - Hatfield Earthworks

Marden Henge – Hatfield Earthworks

The Hatfield Earthworks are made primarily of a large, irregular-shaped henge enclosure, surrounded by a ditch and bordered in part ...
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Knap Hill

Knap Hill

Knap Hill is an extremely steep hill just north of Alton Barnes offering great views into the Pewsey Vale. Knap ...
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Martinsell Hill - Iron Age Fort

Martinsell Hill – Iron Age Fort

Martinsell Hill is an old hill fort and national monument, situated in the parishes of Pewsey and Milton Lilbourne. From ...
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Alton Barnes White Horse, Milk Hill

Alton Barnes White Horse, Milk Hill

Created for Robert Pile, of Manor Farm, Alton Barnes. Possibly the same who created the first Pewsey Horse, or possibly ...
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Places with a conservation theme:

Pewsey Downs National Nature Reserve

Pewsey Downs National Nature Reserve

A wonderful sweep of chalk downland located to the north of the Pewsey Vale. The reserve covers three hills and ...
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Jones's Mill Nature Reserve

Jones’s Mill Nature Reserve

Jones’s Mill is a beautiful and secluded wetland on the outskirts of the village of Pewsey; perfect for walkers and ...
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Ham Hill Nature Reserve

Ham Hill Nature Reserve

Ham Hill Nature Reserve is run by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and is designated as a Site of Special Scientific ...
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Wilton Water

Wilton Water

Wilton Water is an 8 acre spring water fed lake which is the largest Aquatic Wildlife Trust Site in Wiltshire ...
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Hat Gate Nature Reserve

Hat Gate Nature Reserve

Hat Gate nature reserve is a fascinating study in how a man-made landscape will revert to its natural state over ...
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