Wessex Downs & Kennet & Avon Canal from Pewsey

Introduction to Walk 1733

Photo from the walk - Wessex Downs & Kennet & Avon Canal from Pewsey

Region - North Wessex Downs

County/Area - Wiltshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 950 feet / 288 metres

Grade - easy/mod

A beatiful Wiltshire walk exploring a section of the Kennet & Avon canal and the lofty North Wessex Downs. The route is generally easy fo follow and offers wonderful scenery in the Vale of Pewsey. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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North Wessex Downs

This AONB includes significant areas of chalk downland with their unique habitat. Man's past has left many reminders in this area too including the iconic white horses, the stone circle at Avebury and Silbury Castle. More Information

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