2019 in the Vale of Pewsey

Spring is a great time of year for getting out and about and enjoying the beautiful landscape of the Vale of Pewsey.
And for 2019, we have produced a whole series of walking and cycling routes, which you can download from our website or pick up a printed copy from any of our members and from our Tourist Information Kiosks.
We've also got some fabulous 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 - so have a look at - and then make sure you visit us, we'd love to see you!
2019 Heritage Season
Our local heritage places to visit are reopening for the 2019 season. 
Pewsey Heritage Centre is open now until 26th October, Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
Crofton Beam Engines is open from 6th April to 6th October, Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30am to 4.30pm (open on Bank Holidays). 
Wilton Windmill is open from Easter Saturday through 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
Enjoy 10% off your food bill at The Seven Stars Inn in Bottlesford
Now with a fabulous outdoor terrace in the garden!
Get an amazing 10% discount on your purchases at Crystal Clear in Pewsey
An ideal choice for jewellery and gifts.
Bike Hire now available in Pewsey!
There are lots of cycling routes around the Vale of Pewsey and Wiltshire and if you don't have your bike with you, then you'll be pleased to hear that you can now hire (and buy) electric 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. 
Sounds just the thing for the hill at Alton Barnes or for trying out our new cycling routes
Call Harm at Mark 2 Bikes on 01672 562264 to find out more.
After that long relaxing walk, treat yourself to 15% off massage and beauty treatments at Equilibrium Clinic in Woodborough.
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.
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 will continue to build throughout the spring, so keep coming back to our website to find more ways to enjoy the Vale!
The North Wessex Downs Walking Festival will be taking place from 8th to 23rd June.  There will be a range of walking events in the Vale of Pewsey which will all be on our website!
Delicious Indian and Asian cuisine from Tale of Spice in Pewsey
Dine in to get your discount.

Being Ready for an Emergency
Louise Worsley of Worsley Training is passionate about First Aid and enabling children and adults to be equipped to deal with emergency situations and to have the confidence to make a difference.
Offering practical courses for parents, children, childcare professionals and small businesses, the courses are designed to be hands-on, memorable and enjoyable. Add to that Louise’s enthusiasm for First Aid, professionalism and exceptional knowledge, it is no surprise that the courses consistently receive a five-star rating from attendees.
The courses can be run for a particular group at a location of your choice, or you can sign up for a place on one of the centrally run courses. Either way, the content will be relevant to the group who is being taught – and that includes teaching First Aid to children of all ages as well as teaching adults work-related or paediatric First Aid.
Find out more by calling Louise on 07887 562613 or send a message from our website.
The next adult First Aid Course is on Thursday 23rd May - book your place here.
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.
Get £1 off your guided tour (children go free).
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!  
Events in 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.
Just one of the many Marlborough College Summer School events for 2019, An Evening With Claire Balding is on 23rd July - don't miss out and make sure you book your places now.
The annual Murder Mystery & Hog Roast at Wilton Windmill is on 15th June with Smoke & Mirrors - another hilarious plot for you to solve under the stars at this iconic site!
The Waterfront's Rhythm & Booze Fest is on 6th and 7th July - 18 real ales, 8 craft ciders, street food, Prosecco Tent and live music.
Watch Bohemian Rhapsody under the stars at the spectacular setting of Casterley Barn in Rushall!  Saturday 6th July from 6.30pm.

The Woodbridge Inn will be hosting the Hopdog Festival from 3rd to 5th May.  With camping on site, local ale, cider and sausages, it will be a lot of fun!
Strawberries - the very essence of summer!  Enjoy a weekend of strawberry-ness with the children at Whitehall Garden Centre in Woodborough on 11th and 12th May.
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!
Visit the McNeill Gallery of Contemporary Art in Pewsey for their Abstract Exhibition entitled “Untitled” which runs from 26th April to 4th May.
The exhibition includes Mondrian, Jan Blemmings, Laura Kirkpatrick, Tim White, Sally Trueman, Nigel Ferris, Sharon Gee, Safraknow,  Stephen Spicer & Lorna Wilson. 
At Nursery Farm 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.
Make sure you visit Crofton Beam Engines, home to 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.  
Keeping Up To Date
Our regular website articles cover all sorts of topics.
A couple of the latest include
Why wouldn't you visit Wiltshire? - a guest blog from Pip at The Stables at Manor Farm - and 
The Vale's Volunteer Army.
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!
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!
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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