Pewsey Downsaround 2024 - Information

The WansdykeAbout the event

This year's event takes place on Sunday 28th April 2024. Online registration for this popular event has opened.

It's a circular walk on footpaths and bridleways with beautiful views across the Vale of Pewsey and Marlborough Downs, that passes many famous sites including Avebury Stone Circle, Silbury Hill and the Wansdyke.

Actual distances are as follows:

  • 35-mile route is 35.4 miles;
  • 26-mile route is 26.6 miles;
  • 17-mile route is 16.9 miles; and
  • 10-mile route is 10.6 miles

Start from the Pewsey Scout Hut (Grid reference SU162601).

Participants must have a mug, compass and one of the following maps on them on the day:

  • OS Explorer 157 or
  • OS Landranger 173

Please bring a mug with you ... and help us do our bit for the environment by not using single-use plastics.







Route Descriptions (as at 6th March 2024)

Route descriptions and .GPX files are currently offline. They should be available by the aforementioned date.

Route Descriptions and GPX files for the event are now available to download via

If you have any questions or comments regarding them, please contact





On arrival please go to any desk and give your name. You will be issued with a tag that will be scanned electronically. Have the tag available for scanning at all the checkpoints and at the finish, where it must be handed back. 

Participants are requested to remove their dirty boots when entering the scout hut on their return from the walk.

There will be no paper certificates available this year. They will be e-mailed to entrants instead following the event.




Checkpoint opening and closing times are as follows:

Checkpoint Distance(s)
Opening Time Closing Time
1 17, 26 and 35 miles  1000hrs 1230hrs
2 35 miles  1100hrs 1400hrs
3  26 and 35 miles 1100hrs 1630hrs
4 10, 17, 26 and 35 miles 1100hrs 1830hrs




PDA Car Parking

There are two car parks in Pewsey:

North Street Car Park (SN9 5ES), in Goddard Street, is nearest to PDA HQ; and

Hallgate House Car Park (SN9 5AS) is a short walk away in Broomcroft Road.


There is also a car park at Pewsey railway station.



How to enter 

To enter online, please visit SiEntries* site at

To go straight to the Pewsey Downsaround SiEntries page, please click on the following link:

*SiEntries is a managed online entries system from SPORTident UK. It is designed to simplify entering and administering all types of sport events and used by the LDWA to faciliate event admin.

Please note that entries will NOT be accepted on the day of the event.