Welcome to the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire

The Vale of Pewsey - one of the most beautiful and unspoilt places in the UK, just waiting to be explored!

Whether you are looking for an active walking or cycling break, or perhaps a canal holiday, the Pewsey Vale has it all.  As a Walkers are Welcome destination, the Vale has varied and good quality walking, with plenty of documented walking routes for you to follow.  We also have ideas for your walking or cycling holiday to help you plan your visit.

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.

Walking & Cycling Itineraries in the Vale of Pewsey

We've put together a selection of walking and cycling itineraries for you, following well-used tracks and taking you off on local detours that you otherwise wouldn't know about.  If you love getting out in the great outdoors, then look no further!

Ranging from one-day up to a week and beyond, there are routes and activities planned for you.  With lots of ideas on where to eat, where to stay and local transport options, our itineraries provide you with all the information you need to plan your visit to the beautiful Vale of Pewsey.

All you need to know about 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©.

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.

Staying in the Vale of Pewsey

Plan your visit now!  Updated for 2020 - 2021.

The Vale of Pewsey - a place that is quintessential England - rolling countryside, country lanes, thatched cottages, magnificent wildlife, white horses carved into the hills, crop circles, spectacular views, plenty of space.

Find out more in our video.

Insider Guides to walking in the Vale of Pewsey

Get local insider knowledge about what to look out for on our many local walking routes by watching our series of videos.

Go to the Insider Guides.

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.

Vale of Pewsey Online Market

Support our local businesses and shop online!  Visit the Vale of Pewsey Online Market.

Latest News & Views from the Pewsey Vale

Bedwyn & Bruce Boats go the Eggstra Mile!

Bedwyn & Bruce Boats go the Eggstra Mile!

Patrick Pease (Bruce Boats) with Daisy, Jago & chickens The proceeds of an egg sale by two young fundraisers will enable Help for Heroes’ veterans to enjoy a relaxing day trip on the stunning Kennet & Avon Canal. Daisy, 11, ...
It's official - Walkers are Welcome in the Vale of Pewsey

It’s official – Walkers are Welcome in the Vale of Pewsey

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved Walkers are Welcome accreditation! Thank you to all our local people who registered their support of this important initiative. This accreditation means that the rights of way are checked by groups ...
Walks from the Crown & Anchor in Ham

Walks from the Crown & Anchor in Ham

This beautiful book of walks from the Crown & Anchor in Ham contains short, medium and long circular walks, all starting from the pub on the village green. Written by Ron Forbes who is involved in the running of the ...
Our Great West Way®

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 ...
ITV Visits the Vale of Pewsey

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 ...
Bound to be Good

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

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

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!

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’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

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

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 ...