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Wessex Downs & Kennet & Avon Canal from Pewsey
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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

Time - 5 hours 0 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

A beautiful 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 GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

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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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