Walkers are Welcome
in Pewsey & The Vale!

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It's official - the Vale is welcoming to walkers!
We are delighted to announce that Pewsey & The Vale has achieved Walkers are Welcome accreditation, recognising the quality and variety of walking in the area and reinforcing the area as an ideal destination for anyone who wants to enjoy a walking holiday.  And there are plenty of walks and bike rides to enjoy here - all downloadable from our website.
You can find out more about the accreditation here - including information on how to report any issues you might come across so that we can resolve them.
As we come to the end of August, with a rather interrupted harvest still underway, we are looking forward to the promise of fine weather for the next couple of weeks at least.
This time of the year is ideal for walking and cycling, for watching the changing landscape and doing a bit of blackberrying.  With plenty of things to do and events going on across the Vale you will be most welcome to spend your late summer with us here in the Vale.
For ideas on where to stay, have a look at our video or browse through our website.
We hope you enjoy this month's news and views from the Vale of Pewsey!

A valley on the downs basking in the late summer sun of September.
The Vale of Pewsey is at the heart of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
25 of the best UK pubs for walkers in the Sunday Telegraph

Featured in the Sunday Telegraph on 22nd August, The Crown & Anchor in Ham is highlighted as one of the places for walkers to visit and stay.  This follows the recent publication of Walks from The Crown & Anchor, Ham by Ron Forbes containing 25 walks, all of which can be downloaded from our website or you can buy the book - just £10 - from the Crown & Anchor pub or from their website.

Visit Woodborough Yard's Foodie Outdoor Market - on the first Wednesday of every month from 10am to 2pm - and find those locally-produced products from the Pewsey Vale and surrounds.  The next market is on Wednesday 1st September.
Best of all you can speak to the people behind the products, get their expert advice and perhaps taste before you buy!
Whilst you are at Woodborough Yard, visit the shops and cafes in this lovely setting.  Free and convenient parking too!
Training for You
Worsley Training have three course dates coming up.  The Emergency First Aid course runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm and the Basic Life Support is just the morning part of the course from 9.30am to 1.30pm.
Tuesday 14th September in Pewsey
Thursday 14th October in Hungerford
Tuesday 16th November in Devizes
All details and online booking at  We highly recommend these courses, whether for your own personal knowledge or as a requirement for work.  Louise is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent teacher, making it fun and memorable and providing lots of hands-on practice.
Make sure you visit .....
..... Digger & Mojo in Woodborough Yard for gorgeous gifts, beautiful homewares and antiques.
Come & Meet Us!
We have two dates in the diary in the coming weeks when we will be out and about providing information on things to do, where to stay, eat and drink in the Vale of Pewsey.
We'll be at the Hungerford Rugby Club on Saturday 11th September to encourage people to get outdoors and visit the Vale of Pewsey for fantastic walking and cycling.  Our walking and cycling leaflets will be available for you to take.
And on 25th September, we'll be taking part in the marvellous Pewsey is Open day in Pewsey which promises to be a lot of fun!
We hope you can join us at one or both of these events.
Dark Skies in the Vale of Pewsey
This amazing photo was taken by a visitor to Wild Camping Dark Lane - no special effects, this is how it is under the stars in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty!
Join Ashley at WALX Wessex to learn to Nordic walk.  It's a great, fun way to keep fit and enjoy the glorious countryside.  Ashley organises fantastic walks over all sorts of terrain - and there's often a refreshment stop on the way!
Sunrise at Martinsell
Image courtesy of WALX Wessex Nordic Walking

Walking & Cycling in the Vale of Pewsey
We have a fabulous collection of walks and bike rides (on-road and off-road) for you to enjoy when you visit. 
Download them to your mobile or print them out - it's up to you.  

Our latest video invites you to Imagine a place with spectacular views, heritage to visit, footpaths to explore, unique places to stay and lots more!  For anyone planning their 2021 break in the Vale of Pewsey, this will give you ideas on what to do and where to stay.  We hope you enjoy it!
What's On
It's great to see events coming back on the calendar!  Here is a selection coming up over the next few weeks.
"Winter Field" by Susan Gray
The Summer Exhibition at McNeill Gallery of Contemporary Art in Pewsey is running to the end of August featuring some stunning new works and new artists.
Pop Up Wine Bar Wednesdays - Every Wednesday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Gastro Nicks in Collingbourne Ducis
The ‘bar’ will be open for a selection of their wonderful range of wines and beers, with complimentary nibbles served alongside.
Steaming at Crofton Beam Engines on Sunday 29th August and Monday 30th August.  A chance to see these magnificent beam engines operating as they did over one hundred years ago!  And go for a lovely walk along the Kennet & Avon Canal whilst you are there.  Book your tickets here.
From the creators of The HandleBards comes a fantastically wild(e) new production, ripping up the recipe book and celebrating silliness. With Slapstick Picnic, you can have your cake and eat it. 
Picnic and enjoy!  Book here.
Also coming up in September:
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