New long-distance walking, cycling and riding route – Pewsey Vale Circular Way
The Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership has launched a new long-distance walking, cycling and riding route – the Pewsey Vale Circular Way. The launch took place on 3rd March at a partner networking event at The Royal Oak in Pewsey.
The way marked route is a 77-mile walking route or a 72-mile cycling/riding route, with the Vale of Pewsey at its heart.
Dramatic downland, secluded woodland, sweeping valleys and the Kennet & Avon Canal provide a rich variety of landscapes for the walker, rider or cyclist to enjoy.
The walking route has been divided into seven stages, with ideas on where to eat, where to stay and transfer options available. All the information, including maps, gpx downloads and other useful information can be found at https://www.visitpewseyvale.co.uk/pewsey-vale-circular-way/.
Dawn Wilson, Chair of the Partnership, said, “The Pewsey Vale Circular Way is the third itinerary we have published for use by visitors and by local people but it is the first one that is a completely new route. The Pewsey Vale Circular Way is truly spectacular and is the culmination of an extensive community project funded by the Pewsey Area Board, the Coop Community Fund and Tesco Groundwork. We have to give a huge thank you to Ron Forbes, Gerard Dinnage and Trevor Neal for devising the routes and for the way marking of them – an enormous task. Thanks also to our small army of local people who have been checking the route for us and to those who helped us with images as well as Jonathan Martin for his cycling videos – all these voluntary contributions are so important to a community project like this. This new route supports our recent accreditation with Walkers are Welcome, demonstrating
the quality and variety of walking in the area and will encourage people to visit the area
and to stay longer.”
A promotional video of the route, is available from the Visit Pewsey Vale YouTube channel:
together with a guide to the cycling route:
The Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership works with VisitWiltshire, the Great West Way, North Wessex Downs AONB, Walkers are Welcome and Great Western Railway to promote the area and deliver projects such as this.
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