The Pewsey Vale is an absolute gem for anyone who enjoys a country walk with spectacular views, beautiful countryside and plenty of history.  We have lots of ideas for where to go and what to see.

Please ensure you have suitable walking gear for the conditions – routes can get muddy.  All of the routes follow legal rights of way. 

We want you to enjoy your walking in the Vale of Pewsey, but please follow the basic countryside rules while walking, including closing gates, not leaving litter and keeping dogs away from livestock and game (preferably keep on a lead).  Stay on the paths, especially on arable farmland.

Remember that where you see scrubland or crop cover, ground-nesting birds such as plovers and skylarks see a perfect nesting site, particularly from March through to July so keep your distance and keep your dog on a lead.

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

 

 

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Four Farms Loop

Four Farms Loop

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Grand Avenue in Savernake Forest

Grand Avenue in Savernake Forest

This ancient woodland is spectacular at any time of the year. This walk (from Camping in the Forest) follows part ...
Wilcot to Pewsey Wharf

Wilcot to Pewsey Wharf

Walking in the Vale of Pewsey This linear walk is an easy walk, which you can start at either end ...
Group Walking

Group Walking

With so much fabulous walking in the Vale of Pewsey and right across the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding ...
Great Bedwyn, Crofton, Wilton & Bedwyn Brail

Great Bedwyn, Crofton, Wilton & Bedwyn Brail

Walking in and around the Vale of Pewsey This circular walk is a gentle route, taking in Wilton Windmill, Wilton ...
Pewsey Wharf - with the Waterfront for great food.

King Alfred’s Trail GPS Route

This walk is available from the GPS Walking & Cycling website. Take a pad and pencil with you on this ...
Ham Hill Loop

Ham Hill Loop

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Ham to Henley Circular

Ham to Henley Circular

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Wonderful, not at all disappointed!

Wonderful, not at all disappointed!

‘Wonderful, not at all disappointed!’  That was the view of Marion, a recent visitor to the Bamberg Greenman Carving in Wootton Rivers ...
Insider Guide to the Woodborough Walk

Insider Guide to the Woodborough Walk

Using our local knowledge, enjoy some of the points of interest and diversions on our walks in the Vale of ...
Woodborough, Kennet & Avon Canal, Honeystreet & Bottlesford

Woodborough, Kennet & Avon Canal, Honeystreet & Bottlesford

Walking in the Vale of Pewsey A very enjoyable walk, starting and ending at Woodborough Yard in Woodborough (to allow ...
Kennet & Avon Canal from Devizes to Pewsey

Kennet & Avon Canal from Devizes to Pewsey

This is an article from Sean Butcher – also known as the Trail Hiker. A really informative description of the ...
Dove's Farm Extended Loop

Dove’s Farm Extended Loop

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Ham to Great Bedwyn Circular

Ham to Great Bedwyn Circular

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Kennet & Avon Canal GPS Route

Kennet & Avon Canal GPS Route

This walk and cycle route is available from the GPS Walking & Cycling website.  Please take care when cycling along ...
Prosperous Farm Loop

Prosperous Farm Loop

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Sharing your views of the Pewsey Vale

Sharing your views of the Pewsey Vale

We are always keen to hear the views of visitors to the Pewsey Vale and so were delighted to receive this ...
Wootton Rivers, Kennet & Avon Canal & Mud Lane

Wootton Rivers, Kennet & Avon Canal & Mud Lane

Walking in the Vale of Pewsey This circular walk starts at Wootton Rivers Village Hall and takes in the pretty ...
The Savernake Tree Trail

The Savernake Tree Trail

A wonderful woodland walk from Visit Marlborough - including a short route for the little ones. Locate and photograph each ...
Rushall Farmland Walk

Rushall Farmland Walk

This walk is from Natural England. The paths provide a circular walk with links to existing rights of way and ...
Sunday Lunch Burn Off around Marden

Sunday Lunch Burn Off around Marden

This walk takes about 30 minutes and is ideal for a Sunday afternoon, after you've been to the pub for ...
Birch Copse & Bedwyn Brail

Birch Copse & Bedwyn Brail

One of a series of walks created and documented by experts and enthusiasts at the Bedwyn Footpaths Group. This circular ...
Lidbury Camp

Lidbury Camp

Walking in the Avon & Bourne Valley - just south of the Vale of Pewsey A circular walk, taking in ...
Gopher Wood & the Pewsey Downs Walk and Bridleway

Gopher Wood & the Pewsey Downs Walk and Bridleway

This walk is from Natural England. Manor Farm is being managed under the Environmental Stewardship Scheme to maintain and enhance ...
Walks from the Crown & Anchor in Ham

Walks from the Crown & Anchor in Ham

This beautiful book of walks from the Crown & Anchor in Ham contains short, medium and long circular walks, all ...
Dove's Farm Loop

Dove’s Farm Loop

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Ham to Combe Gibbet Circular

Ham to Combe Gibbet Circular

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Ham to Hungerford Circular

Ham to Hungerford Circular

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Wilcot & Kennet & Avon Canal

Wilcot & Kennet & Avon Canal

Walking in the Vale of Pewsey This circular walk is a gentle walk, taking in the village of Wilcot and ...
Top 3 Autumn Walks in the Pewsey Vale

Top 3 Autumn Walks in the Pewsey Vale

Summer may have come to an end but it’s not quite time to hibernate yet!  Autumn in the Pewsey Vale ...
Dursden Lane, Withy Drove & King's Corner

Dursden Lane, Withy Drove & King’s Corner

Walking in and around the Vale of Pewsey A circular walk taking in some of the hidden places around Pewsey, ...
Upavon, North Newnton, Charlton St Peter & Rushall

Upavon, North Newnton, Charlton St Peter & Rushall

Walking in the Vale of Pewsey This is an exhilarating walk, taking you through all sorts of landscapes from the ...
Extended Shalbourne & Ham Manor Loop

Extended Shalbourne & Ham Manor Loop

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Netheravon Airfield Circular Walk

Netheravon Airfield Circular Walk

Walking in the Avon & Bourne Valley - just south of the Vale of Pewsey A circular walk taking in ...
Ham to Walbury Hill & Combe Gibbet Circular

Ham to Walbury Hill & Combe Gibbet Circular

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Rushall & Charlton St Peter Walk

Rushall & Charlton St Peter Walk

This walk is from Natural England. These permissive footpaths provide a series of safe, off-road links between with existing Public ...
Wansdyke Farm Loop

Wansdyke Farm Loop

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Look before you visit!

Look before you visit!

The Pewsey Vale makes up a large part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the ...
Upavon Walk

Upavon Walk

This walk is from Natural England. This permissive footpath links with existing Public Rights of Way and provides an attractive ...
Ham to Buttermere Bottom Circular

Ham to Buttermere Bottom Circular

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Everleigh Parish Boundary

Everleigh Parish Boundary

Walking in the Avon & Bourne Valley - just south of the Vale of Pewsey A gentle circular walk, in ...
Hatchet Lane & Crofton

Hatchet Lane & Crofton

One of a series of walks created and documented by experts and enthusiasts at the Bedwyn Footpaths Group. This circular ...
Alton White Horse, Stanton St Bernard, Honeystreet, The Altons

Alton White Horse, Stanton St Bernard, Honeystreet, The Altons

Walking in the Vale of Pewsey An exhilarating circular walk, visiting the Alton White Horse, Pewsey Downs National Nature Reserve, ...
Manor, Wansdyke & Doves Farm Loop

Manor, Wansdyke & Doves Farm Loop

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Ashley Down Loop

Ashley Down Loop

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Old Rectory Loop

Old Rectory Loop

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Little Bedwyn & Burridge Heath

Little Bedwyn & Burridge Heath

One of a series of walks created and documented by experts and enthusiasts at the Bedwyn Footpaths Group. This circular ...
Alton Barnes White Horse App

Alton Barnes White Horse App

An immersive audio experience on the North Wessex Downs. Discover the Alton Barnes White Horse with sonic artists and historians, ...
Ham to Vernham Dean Circular

Ham to Vernham Dean Circular

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Bishops Cannings, Kennet & Avon Canal & The Wansdyke

Bishops Cannings, Kennet & Avon Canal & The Wansdyke

Walking in the Vale of Pewsey A circular walk, starting at The Crown Inn in Bishops Cannings, taking in the ...
Treasure Hunting in the Pewsey Vale

Treasure Hunting in the Pewsey Vale

It’s a lovely way to pass the day with friends and family – tried and tested Treasure Hunting from Treasure ...
Shalbourne & Ham Manor Loop

Shalbourne & Ham Manor Loop

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Mid Wilts Way

Mid Wilts Way

109 km / 68 miles Extended out to the Berkshire border, the Mid Wilts Way (MWW), researched and designed by ...
Guided Tours around the Vale of Pewsey

Guided Tours around the Vale of Pewsey

Short on time?  Keen to know about those 'hidden treasures'?  Really want to see places, but don't want to drive?  ...
Pewsey Vale from the Marlborough Downs

Pewsey Vale from the Marlborough Downs

This walk from Walking Britain takes you along the southern escarpment of the Marlborough Downs, with fabulous views of the ...
Kepnal, Fyfield Down, Giant's Grave, Pewsey Hill, Winter's Drove

Kepnal, Fyfield Down, Giant’s Grave, Pewsey Hill, Winter’s Drove

Walking in the Vale of Pewsey A circular walk with stunning views across the Vale of Pewsey from Fyfield Down ...
Churches from Pewsey Vale to Chute Forest

Churches from Pewsey Vale to Chute Forest

Arguably some of the most beautiful villages in remote parts of the Wiltshire countryside, this trail is from the Wiltshire ...
Alton Barnes White Horse

Alton Barnes White Horse

This is a walking route from Britain Express. This walk starts and ends at The Barge Inn on the Kennet ...
Walks with children ..... and buggies!

Walks with children ….. and buggies!

The Walk With Buggies website is dedicated to providing free information on routes that are suitable for parents with buggies ...
Pewsey Vale, Kennet & Avon Canal & the White Horse Trail

Pewsey Vale, Kennet & Avon Canal & the White Horse Trail

This is a walking route from the North Wessex Downs AONB. This 9 mile walk starts and ends at Pewsey ...
Ham to Kintbury Circular

Ham to Kintbury Circular

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Holloway, Roman Road & Wilton Brail

Holloway, Roman Road & Wilton Brail

One of a series of walks created and documented by experts and enthusiasts at the Bedwyn Footpaths Group. This circular ...
Bruce Arms, Wootton Rivers, Kennet & Avon Canal, Pewsey, Milton Lilbourne

Bruce Arms, Wootton Rivers, Kennet & Avon Canal, Pewsey, Milton Lilbourne

Walking in the Vale of Pewsey A fascinating circular walk, with plenty of opportunities to wander off the beaten track ...
Wilton Windmill & Crofton Beam Engines

Wilton Windmill & Crofton Beam Engines

Walking in and around the Vale of Pewsey This circular walk is a beautiful route, taking in Wilton Windmill, Wilton ...
Ham Manor, Manor Farm & Wansdyke Farm Loop

Ham Manor, Manor Farm & Wansdyke Farm Loop

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Insider Guide to the Upavon Walk

Insider Guide to the Upavon Walk

Using our local knowledge, enjoy some of the points of interest and diversions on our walks in the Vale of ...
Sunset Walk at Avebury World Heritage Site

Sunset Walk at Avebury World Heritage Site

One of the joys of summer is the long days which give us plenty of time in the evening to ...
Insider Guide to the Bruce Arms, Wootton Rivers Walk

Insider Guide to the Bruce Arms, Wootton Rivers Walk

Using our local knowledge, enjoy some of the points of interest and diversions on our walks in the Vale of ...
Ham to Hippenscombe Circular

Ham to Hippenscombe Circular

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Little Bedwyn, Monk's Lane & Chisbury

Little Bedwyn, Monk’s Lane & Chisbury

One of a series of walks created and documented by experts and enthusiasts at the Bedwyn Footpaths Group. From the ...
Green Drove, Pewsey White Horse, Manningford Abbots

Green Drove, Pewsey White Horse, Manningford Abbots

Walking in the Vale of Pewsey An exhilarating circular walk offering lots of variety, taking in Pewsey White Horse and ...
The Bedwyns, Wilton Windmill & Crofton Circular Walk

The Bedwyns, Wilton Windmill & Crofton Circular Walk

A walk from Camping in the Forest which takes in a bit of everything – forest, canal, villages and heritage sites ...
Bedwyn Circular

Bedwyn Circular

One of a series of walks created and documented by experts and enthusiasts at the Bedwyn Footpaths Group. This circular ...
Three Downs Link

Three Downs Link

This is a walking, cycling and horse riding route from the North Wessex Downs AONB. This path follows bridleways through ...
Ham to Inkpen Circular

Ham to Inkpen Circular

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
The Brails & Kennet & Avon Canal

The Brails & Kennet & Avon Canal

One of a series of walks created and documented by experts and enthusiasts at the Bedwyn Footpaths Group. This circular ...
Bruce Arms, Milton Lilbourne & Easton Royal

Bruce Arms, Milton Lilbourne & Easton Royal

Walking in the Vale of Pewsey A circular walk, starting at the CAMRA Heritage pub, The Bruce Arms, and taking ...
The Pewsey Vale Trail

The Pewsey Vale Trail

This is a route that takes you from the centre of the village of Pewsey starting at Pewsey Heritage Centre, ...
Blown away by a wealth of Wiltshire treasures

Blown away by a wealth of Wiltshire treasures

The Vale of Pewsey is the ideal location to stay in when you visit Wiltshire.  Why?  Because, not only do ...
Ham to Wilton Circular

Ham to Wilton Circular

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Milkhouse Water, Martinsell & Giant's Grave

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 ...
Ham to Froxfield Circular

Ham to Froxfield Circular

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Ham Manor & Manor Farm Loop

Ham Manor & Manor Farm Loop

One of a series of walks created and documented by Ron Forbes which all start and end at the Crown ...
Wilton Windmill, Crofton & the Roman Road

Wilton Windmill, Crofton & the Roman Road

A beautiful circular walk that takes about an hour or so. Starting from Wilton Windmill, you take the Roman Road ...
Easton Royal Walk

Easton Royal Walk

A lovely walk taking the beauty of the village of Easton Royal – from the Natural England website ...
Ham Hill

Ham Hill

Walking in the Vale of Pewsey This circular walk is a really interesting walk, with plenty of history and stunning ...
Pewsey Avon Trail

Pewsey Avon Trail

The Pewsey Avon Trail is a relatively new walking route (created in 2010) using existing rights of way from Pewsey ...
Pewsey White Horse app

Pewsey White Horse app

An immersive audio experience on the North Wessex Downs. Discover the Pewsey White Horse with sonic artists and historians, as ...
Pewsey Downs Nature Reserve Walk and Bridleway

Pewsey Downs Nature Reserve Walk and Bridleway

This walk is from Natural England. These circular bridle paths provide the opportunity to enjoy circular rides up to the ...
Wilcot Village

Wilcot Village

Walking in the Vale of Pewsey This circular walk is an easy walk, taking in the history of Wilcot - ...
St Katharine's via Chisbury Woods

St Katharine’s via Chisbury Woods

One of a series of walks created and documented by experts and enthusiasts at the Bedwyn Footpaths Group. This circular ...
Nordic Walking Your Way to Wellness

Nordic Walking Your Way to Wellness

The glorious scenery of the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire is set in the heart of the North Wessex Downs ...
Pewsey, Jones's Mill Nature Reserve & Kennet & Avon Canal

Pewsey, Jones’s Mill Nature Reserve & Kennet & Avon Canal

Walking in the Vale of Pewsey This circular walk is an easy walk, with plenty to see en route. Starting ...
Geocaching

Geocaching

What on earth is Geocaching? It’s a giant treasure hunt taking place all over the world – and that includes ...
Crofton & Wilton Water

Crofton & Wilton Water

One of a series of walks created and documented by experts and enthusiasts at the Bedwyn Footpaths Group. This circular ...