GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Pewsey Avon Trail

28 miles (45 km)

A delightful walk along the River Avon from Pewsey to Salisbury that links with the River Avon Trail. You will pass several pretty riverside villages including Upavon, Amesbury and Upper and Lower Woodford.
There are fine views of Salisbury Plain and a series of picturesque riverside pubs if you're in need of refreshment.
There is also an abundance of water loving wildlife to look out for.

Pewsey Avon Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pewsey Avon Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

In the little village of Upper Woodford you'll find the splendid Bridge Inn. The main attraction here is the lovely, large riverside garden area where you can relax and enjoy refreshments in an idyllic setting. Indoors there's a nice light country-style decor with sofas. They also have a very good menu and drinks selection. You can find the inn a couple of miles south of Stonehenge, in Upper Woodford, right next to the River Avon. Postcode for your sat navs is SP4 6NU.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

In Pewsey you can pick up the Kennet and Avon Canal and head east to visit Wilton, Burbage and Great Bedwyn. The Pewsey Walk will take you into the countryside of the Vale of Pewsey and Pewsey Downs where there are splendid views from the high points.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Wiltshire Walks page.

Photos

Pewsey, River Avon - geograph.org.uk - 1757097

Pewsey, River Avon. Looking upstream from Market Place, as the river passes under High Street.

The Old School, Upavon - geograph.org.uk - 1916230

The Old School, Upavon

River Avon, Amesbury - geograph.org.uk - 864091

Amesbury. Looking upstream. The river is flowing through an area where the abbey once stood.

River Avon, Upper Woodford - geograph.org.uk - 757042

Upper Woodford. Looking downstream towards the road bridge from the pub car park.

High Water by the Mill on the River Avon, Salisbury - geograph.org.uk - 333229

High Water by the Mill on the River Avon, Salisbury

Salisbury Cathedral - geograph.org.uk - 2668757

Salisbury Cathedral