Rights of Way

The footpaths and bridleways in the parish of Pewsey are shown in detail on the definitive Rights of Way map for Pewsey.  This can be found on the Wiltshire Council website here.  Use SN9 5EQ for the centre of Pewsey in the location box.

The footpaths crisscross the village, lead onto the hills and surrounding countryside, join footpaths to other villages and to the Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath.  The right of ways and footpaths of Pewsey Parish also form part of the King Alfred Trail, Pewsey Avon Trail and the White Horse Trail.

Hopefully, everyone can make good use of our Rights of Way and footpaths. While out enjoying them please;

Respect other people:

· please consider the local community – drive slowly and carefully near horses and livestock, do not leave parked cars blocking gates and access ways and do not cause damage to crops, trees and hedgerows

· leave gates, fences, hedges and other property as you find them and always follow the signposted paths

Protect the natural environment:

· leave no trace of your visit and take all litter home with you

· take care not to disturb wildlife or livestock

· please keep dogs under effective control at all times – this means either on a lead or within your sight and able to return to you immediately on command. And lastly

· Always remember do not leave valuables in your car

If you encounter any problems while walking the Parish Rights of Way network – for example, damaged gates, stiles and bridges or paths blocked by obstructions / overgrown vegetation – please let the Parish Council have the details. The Council will then pursue necessary repairs, replacements or other suitable solutions via the appropriate bodies such as the Wiltshire Council Public Rights of Way team.

Unfortunately, some issues can take a while to resolve because of necessary bureaucratic or legal processes.

An authorised Councillor has the delegated responsibility for regularly checking Rights of Way.

Useful links:

The Countryside Code

North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership