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King Alfreds Trail - Village to Pewsey Wharf

LOCALITY: Pewsey, Wiltshire
DISTANCE: 1 miles (1.61 km)
FACILITIES: There & back, Parking, Toilets, Pub, Cafe

GRADIENT: Mostly flat
OS MAP: Marlborough & Savernake Forest

Walk description:

Start your walk from the Bouverie Hall Car Park.
If you are traveling from Marlborough to Pewsey you will come in from the train station which is Marlborough Road and then you would be on North Street. With the Royal Oak and the Greyhound Inn on your left you will then turn right into Goddard Road. Here you will find the car park.

Walk back down Goddard Road towards North Street, you will have the Methodist Church on your left and the Post Office on your right. Turn left and walk past the Greyhound Inn and Royal Oak pub. You need to cross the road just before the mini round about and the curbs have been lowered to assist with this.

You head right into Broomcroft Road and then walk past the Hallgate House Car Park. Shortly after this you then need to cross the road. Once again the curbs have been lowered. You will see the entrance to the Scotchel Nature Reserve directly opposite on the left hand side of the road.

The entrance is quite well hidden so take care not to walk too far. The gates have been adapted to make it easy to get in and out of the reserve if you are using a wheelchair.

The path through the reserve is all compacted stone. There is a resting place in the reserve if you wanted to catch your breath or enjoy the views.

At the end of the reserve and once you are through the gate you need to turn right on the road and walk under the bridge. Shortly after this you will see a walk way on the left called 'Ways Way'. This is a tarmac surface.

Walk to the end of Ways Way and you will come to Marlborough Road. Turn right and head out of Pewsey towards Marlborough. This path will take you alongside the main road towards Pewsey Wharf.

Here you will find another Pub with a beer garden.

Additional notes:

All curbs have been lowered to ensure that it is completely accessible for all wheelchair and buggy users.

There are several shops in Pewsey village centre which are great to potter around.

You also have a choice of pubs in the village and at the Wharf.

Once you get to the Wharf you have several options:
1) Turn around and retrace your steps
2) Catch the bus back to the village. The bus stop is located over the canal bridge opposite the French Horn Pub
3) Try one of the walks from the Pewsey Wharf which are also on the site.

03/08/2008 | Walk posted by Marie Houlden

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