Welcome to the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire

We think we live in the one of the most beautiful and unspoilt places in the UK and would love you to come and visit us.

Whether you are looking for an active walking or cycling break, or perhaps a canal holiday, the Pewsey Vale has it all.

With unique and welcoming places to stay, friendly and atmospheric places to eat, drink and shop, as well as a lively and varied events scene, there's a lot for you to enjoy.

The Vale of Pewsey is located in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is at the heart of the Great West Way, the south of England's premier touring route.

All you need to know to plan your visit to the Vale of Pewsey

Explore the Vale of Pewsey - find out about its beautiful landscape, villages, places to stay, things to do and ancient history.  Just an hour from London Paddington, in the heart of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Great West Way©.

Find out why you should visit the magnificent Vale of Pewsey

Imagine a place that is the quintessential England - rolling countryside, country lanes, thatched cottages, white horses carved into the hills ...... you don't have to imagine, you just need to visit the fabulous Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire in South West England.

Explore the history of the Vale of Pewsey

This beautiful map of the Vale of Pewsey was created in 1808 and you can use it to explore the history of the Vale - from prehistory through to modern times.

Find out more about the historic sites of the Vale of Pewsey.

Our thanks go to the Pewsey Area Board at Wiltshire Council for funding the online version of the map.

Discover Woodborough Yard

Home to an eclectic mix of cafes, showrooms, workshops and shops, Woodborough Yard is located on the edge of pretty Woodborough village. 

With fantastic walking, friendly independent businesses, free parking and a beautiful location - it's a must-see for anyone visiting the Vale of Pewsey.

It's also a great refreshment stop if you are doing our cycle routes or our Woodborough walking route.

Latest News & Views from the Pewsey Vale

A Horse of a Different Colour

It isn’t every day you get a chance to rechalk a White Horse! It’s not that commonplace even in Wiltshire, which is home to 8 of the 14 White Horses in the UK, including the one at Alton Barnes which ...

Why wouldn’t you visit Wiltshire? Pyramids and all!

Here's a lovely article from Pip Browning who runs The Stables at Manor Farm in East Grafton, we hope you enjoy it! Why wouldn’t you visit Wiltshire? Pyramids and all! If you want a great summary of all that Wiltshire’s ...

The Vale’s Volunteer Army

The Vale of Pewsey lies in a very rural part of England and volunteering forms an important part of keeping things running. We are very lucky to have places of heritage and leisure that provide an important part of the ...

Winter Walking

We often think of outdoor activities like walking and cycling to be the preserve of the spring, summer and autumn but winter really can be just as pleasurable. Ok, perhaps not on a day when there's a gale blowing with ...

New Kissing Gate at Giant’s Grave

On 1st December 2018 a new kissing gate at Giant’s Grave, near Pewsey, was dedicated to the memory of Dr Mark Rendall, who passed away in December 2017, aged 75. Mark was a very popular and respected GP in the ...

10 Activities for Groups

It's always great fun to travel with friends and the Vale of Pewsey offers plenty for groups to do. Of course, for anyone planning to travel as a group, it's really important to have the activities organised in advance.  Here ...

Historic Map Information Boards

This is an image of a Vale of Pewsey historical awareness board at Wilton Windmill; one of more than 40 that will be distributed around the Vale from Devizes to Great Bedwyn. This unique concept has been designed and created ...

Seven Wonders of the Vale of Pewsey

It was Denys Watkins-Pitchford (whose pen name was BB), the great 20th century author, illustrator and countryman, who included this verse, which he found on a Cumbrian gravestone, at the beginning of all his books, We think it sums up ...

A Fishy Tale

Wiltshire may not have a coastline but it does have Gastronicks in Collingbourne Ducis to keep keen seafood lovers supplied with fresh, top quality fish. A third generation fishmonger by trade and with over 30 years' experience in the food ...

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 Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and so it is prime country for walking and cycling.  Both activities are a good ...

Carnival, Cossor’s ….. and Carol

A big part of the Pewsey Vale calendar is the annual Pewsey Carnival which takes place every September. The events build up over the summer and peak in the fortnight before the Carnival Procession and there are two must-see events ...

The experience for every lifetime

‘Would you like to come to the circus?’  A simple question from two very dear friends, Pam and Simon.  ‘We don’t really like circuses – not really our thing,’ my husband, Tim, said. ‘Well this circus is a bit different.  ...