Sunrise from Knap Hill.  Photograph courtesy of David White.

Summertime in the 
Vale of Pewsey

Spend your summer days exploring the beautiful Vale of Pewsey!

And a visit to the Vale of Pewsey should always include a trip to the delightful Woodborough Yard, where you will find independent shops and cafes - as well as free and easy parking.  We also have a fabulous circular walk from Woodborough for you to enjoy and make a full day of it.

And talking of walking, we have an ever-expanding collection of walking and cycling routes for you to enjoy - you can download them from our website to your mobile device or pick up a printed leaflet from our Tourist Information Kiosks.

We've also got some great special offers for you in this newsletter which again can be downloaded from our website or from our Facebook page with printed versions available from our members and our Tourist Information Kiosks.

We have plenty more information on our website to help you plan your visit and to help you explore this beautiful part of England - so have a look at - and then make sure you visit us, we'd love to see you!
Discover Woodborough Yard!
This charming collection of cafes and shops is located on the edge of the pretty village of Woodborough, just a few miles west of Pewsey.  The location used to be the nursery of  W T Ware, who from 1883 grew and distributed daffodils to London and throughout the country.

Combine your visit with a walk along the Kennet & Avon Canal or follow our circular walk from Woodborough Yard - after all, who can resist a walk that takes you to places called Honeystreet and Bottlesford?  If you have the energy, then don't miss the views from Woodborough Hill - absolutely stunning, with a spectacular view of the Alton White Horse.

Whether you are shopping for the home, the garden, for gifts or activities, or for yourself, there is plenty to see and enjoy at Woodborough Yard. 

Spend some time with the experts who run the businesses - their enthusiasm and interest in their products and what they do makes the shopping experience so much richer.

So, Woodborough Yard ... at your own pace ... no rushing ... plenty of time for brunch, lunch or afternoon tea and some quality shopping.

Enjoy 10% off your food bill at The Seven Stars Inn in Bottlesford
Now with a fabulous outdoor terrace in the garden!
Visit Gastro Nicks in Collingbourne Ducis for a lovely browse of their extensive delicatessen and get a 10% discount as well as a complimentary drink.
The Vale of Pewsey Heritage Trail
Love history?  Then we have plenty on our doorstep!
Pewsey Heritage Centre is open until 26th October, Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
Crofton Beam Engines is open from to 6th October, Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30am to 4.30pm (open on Bank Holidays). 
Wilton Windmill is open to the end of September on Sundays and Bank Holidays from 2pm to 5pm.
The Merchant's House is open every week on Tuesday, Friday & Saturday for timed tours at 10.30am, 12 noon, 1.30pm and 3pm.  The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 5pm
Get an amazing 10% discount on your purchases at Crystal Clear in Pewsey
An ideal choice for jewellery and gifts.
Exploring the Vale of Pewsey!
We have been busy creating and rediscovering walking and cycling routes just for you!
They are being released on our website for download to your phone or other device, and the printed leaflets are available from our members as well as our Tourist Information Kiosks.
All the routes contain information about accessibility and distance and include an Ordnance Survey map.  The online versions also have information about refreshment stops and for the cycling routes, you can download the gpx files to use in your favourite cycling app.
We hope you enjoy them - the series of leaflets continues to grow, so keep coming back to our website to find more ways to enjoy the Vale!
Delicious Indian and Asian cuisine from Tale of Spice in Pewsey!  Friendly service with a smile and an extensive menu to choose from.
Dine in to get your discount.
At Woodborough Yard in Woodborough, JW Fine Foods is a deli with its own speciality flavoured gravadlax and hand-smoked salmon.
Buy one 100g pack of salmon and get 25% off your second pack.
Look out for their dining and cookery events run throughout the summer.

Travelling to and around the Vale of Pewsey
Getting to the Vale of Pewsey could not be easier.
By car:
We are located just south of Marlborough, so the Vale is easily accessed from the A303 (from either the Durrington or Tidworth junctions) or from the M4 (junctions 14 or 15).
By train:
The Vale has two mainline train stations - one in Pewsey and another in Bedwyn.  The line is operated by GWR (Great Western Railways) and you can find the current timetable here.

Once you are here, there are good bus connections to Marlborough and Swindon to the north and Salisbury to the south as well as Devizes and Burbage.

You can also buy or hire e-bikes from Mark 2 Bikes in Pewsey.  There are just two models of ebike available at the moment, but the range will be extended.  Not sure about ebikes?  They are just like any regular bike but if you want a bit of help - perhaps up the hills - then you can switch on the electric assistance. Call Harm at Mark 2 Bikes on 01672 562264 to find out more.

Local Pewsey and Devizes taxi company, Valleywide, has an excellent fleet of fully accessible vehicles and you can contact them on 0800 1707575.
Alternatively, Elite Chauffeurs also offer transport in executive vehicles and you can get 10% off your first trip with them.  Contact Elite on 07979 386 952.

Or perhaps you would like a personal, guided tour of some of the main attractions in and around the Vale of Pewsey?  Then contact Laurence at Oldbury Tours whose knowledge of the area is exceptional.
You can't visit the Vale of Pewsey without a visit to our wonderful Wilton Windmill!  Open on Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to the end of September from 2pm to 5pm.
Get £1 off your guided tour (children go free).
Why not take a picnic?
Make sure you visit Crofton Beam Engines, home of the oldest working beam engine in the world! 
As well as the beam engines, the lovely cafe and peaceful canalside grounds make Crofton a must-see destination for your visit.
Get a discounted rate on your guided tour entry.
Events in and around the Vale
We have such a varied events scene in the Vale of Pewsey - here's just a flavour of what is on offer. 
For full details of events, go to our What's On page.
The madness that is Steampunk takes over Crofton Beam Engines on 27th and 28th July.   Lots of activities and music throughout the weekend - an event not to be missed!
Just one of the many amazing Marlborough College Summer School events for 2019, The Magic of Moown is on 9th August - don't miss out, make sure you book your places now.
What a fantastic location to watch Bohemian Rhapsody under the stars at the spectacular setting of Casterley Barn in Rushall!  Saturday 6th July from 6.30pm.

October Red by Angela Melkis
Visit the McNeill Gallery of Contemporary Art in Pewsey for their Summer Exhibition  which runs to 24th August.
The exhibition includes Susan Gray, Erica Just, Jonathan Mansfield, Julia Whatley, Angela Melkis and Tom Cartmill.
Every Tuesday from 5pm to 7.30pm, it's Wood Fired Pizza night at
Gastro Nicks in Collingbourne Ducis.
Click here for the current Pizza menu
Please pre-order on 01264 852701 if possible or drinks are available
while you wait!  And of course there is always time for a browse of their extensive deli....
First Aid for Children Courses
Worsley Training is running another day of First Aid Courses for Children on 30th August in Marlborough.  These training sessions are extremely popular and places are limited, so make sure you book your place before they are all gone!
Find out more by calling Louise on 07887 562613 or send a message from our website.

The Crown & Anchor in Ham
This fabulous village pub has reopened this summer following complete refurbishment.  It has a stylish bar and restaurant as well as a number of beautifully appointed B&B rooms and an extensive beer garden - ideal for the summer!

The village of Ham is a great location to start many beautiful walks, including our Ham Hill Walk which you can download here.

The Woodbridge Inn in North Newnton just outside Pewsey has an extensive menu, local beers and a spacious beer garden.
Enjoy a discount on your food bill or a free dessert!  
There are all sorts of craft sessions for adults and children, for experts and beginners, at The Craft Studio in Pewsey.
Don't miss out on your discount when you book.
Keeping Up To Date
Why not keep up to date with all the news and information from the Vale of Pewsey by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram?
Historic Map Information Boards
When you travel around the Vale of Pewsey, you will see our Historic Map Information Boards dotted all over the Vale - there are 45 in total.  Each board is unique to its site and contains information about the whole of the Vale as well as information specific to its location.
You can also do a bit of armchair exploring and access the map and the information boards on our website where you can use the icons to select the locations you would like to look at.
We hope you enjoy them!
So where will you stay when you visit the Vale of Pewsey? 
We have lots of exclusive and unique places to stay - have a look at our accommodation pages or why not watch this beautiful video all about the Vale and our accommodation partners.

The Great West Way
The Great West Way is southern England's answer to Route 66 - it's a new touring route stretching from London to Bristol - and the Vale of Pewsey is right in the heart of it!
It's a route that encourages the visitor to explore, to go off the beaten track and discover quintessential England - the Vale of Pewsey has all this. 
You can find lots of information on where to go on their website -
And a great way to explore the Great West Way and the Vale of Pewsey is to have a bespoke tour with Laurence from Oldbury Tours!
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