We are always keen to hear the views of visitors to the Pewsey Vale and so were delighted to receive this from Eileen who came back to the Pewsey Vale earlier this summer.
I always look forward to my holidays in the Vale of Pewsey - its wide open spaces, clean air, beautiful scenery and friendly people make it a wonderful place for recharging the batteries.
I recommend staying at Willowbank Lodges in the heart of the Vale in Milkhouse Water, a lovely tranquil spot where you can sit and watch the wildlife from your verandah. There are numerous walks in the area - take a hike on the Downs, a gentle stroll along the Kennet and Avon Canal or explore the many other beautiful villages down quiet lanes and by-ways and stop for refreshment at one of the village pubs or tearooms.
A favourite walk of mine starts at the village of Wilton, proceeds along the Kennet and Avon Canal past the Beam Engine House at Crofton, then following in the footsteps of Roman Legions along an old roman road and on to Wilton Windmill, (one of the last working windmills in England) with its glorious views across the Vale and where you may be lucky to see kites (birds of prey variety!) soaring on the thermals.
Apart from the Vale itself, Wiltshire has so many interesting things to do and see - prehistoric sites, beautiful gardens, historic houses and so much more.