Walking in and around the Vale of Pewsey
This circular walk is a beautiful route, taking in Wilton Windmill, Wilton Water and Crofton Beam Engines. Some of the walk takes you along the Kennet & Avon Canal and you will even follow the footsteps of ancient Romans as you walk along an old Roman road!
It's a perfect walk, because not only will you see the fantastic landscape, but you can treat yourself to lunch or dinner at The Swan Inn in Wilton - a pretty and friendly pub right in the heart of the village, with local ales and good food. There's also a beer garden for the summer and log fires in the winter - and they are dog and child friendly.
Places to eat and drink along the way:
Wilton Windmill - open for guided tours and refreshments on Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to September from 2pm to 5pm
Crofton Beam Engines - The Engineman's Rest Cafe - closed over the winter
More about the Vale of Pewsey
The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) includes within its 1730 sq.kms. some of the finest landscape in England, including chalk downland, river valleys, ancient woodland and historic sites, with the Vale of Pewsey at its heart.
Great West Way is a 125 mile touring route in the south of England, stretching from London to Bristol. The Vale of Pewsey is located right in the middle of the Great West Way, and is easily accessible by rail, road and canal.
This project has been supported by the Health & Wellbeing Fund of the Pewsey Area Board at Wiltshire Council.