Walking in the Vale of Pewsey
A very enjoyable walk, starting and ending at Woodborough Yard in Woodborough (to allow for refreshments and a bit of shopping) and taking in the Kennet & Avon Canal, Swanborough Tump, Picked Hill, Woodborough Hill and Honeystreet before returning along the lane in Bottlesford.
Places to eat and drink along the way:
Sticks and Stones at Woodborough Yard, Woodborough - Dog Friendly
Honeystreet Mill Cafe at Honeystreet - Dog Friendly
The Seven Stars Inn in Bottlesford - Dog Friendly
Please note that we have had a bit of feedback on this walk and the following more detailed text has been suggested at Step 8:
Continue straight ahead and cross over two stiles,at the third stile turn left (ignore the finger post) and pass the big house on the left to a stile. Cross the stile and immediately turn right onto the track and continue straight ahead to the railway foot bridge.
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.