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.

#EatOuttoHelpOut

Find out where to eat in August with the Eat Out to Help Out scheme!

The logo means diners who eat-in will benefit from a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, on food and non-alcoholic drinks, any Monday to Wednesday in August 2020 – and no voucher is required. Diners can take advantage of the offer as many times as they like during the month.

Have a look here at participating businesses.

A guide to our local businesses during the lockdown.

The situation is constantly changing, so please do check with the business before visiting.

Virtual Walks in the Vale of Pewsey

Get local insider knowledge about what to look out for on our many local walking routes!  This short film follows our Woodborough, Kennet & Avon Canal, Honeystreet and Bottlesford 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

Our Great West Way®

The Great West Way® - southern England's east-west touring route, stretching from Windsor in the east to Bristol and Bath in the west, with the Vale of Pewsey right in the heart of it. We are Destination Ambassadors for the ...

Eat Out to Help Out

The Eat Out to Help Out scheme is live in August across the Vale of Pewsey. If you eat at any of the participating businesses, diners who eat-in benefit from a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per ...

ITV Visits the Vale of Pewsey

On Friday 17th July 2020, ITV This Morning visited the Vale of Pewsey. It was for a series of short films showing celebrities enjoying their favourite dog walk. So it was that Alice Beer and her adorable schpoodle, Stanley, came ...

The Vale of Pewsey – Know Before You Go

During lockdown, many places have been temporarily closed, others are open with different hours, some are open as normal and some have changed what they do so they can still serve their communities. Here's a list of the status of ...

Bound to be Good

One of the wonderful things about the Vale of Pewsey is that the most unexpected activities take place in such a rural area. An example of this is in Woodborough Yard, home to a leading bookbinding company, Shepherd's Centre for ...

Busy as a Bee at Honeybee Glamping

Honeybee Glamping is in the west of the Vale of Pewsey in the pretty village of Horton, between Pewsey and Devizes. Close to the Kennet and Avon Canal, as well as several lovely country pubs, it is ideally located for ...

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 ...