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Name round edge and PAT in green arrowPewsey Avon Trail


45 km / 28 miles
This long-distance walking route follows the course of the River Avon by linking existing rights of way from Pewsey to Salisbury. In Salisbury, the trail connects to the existing 34-mile Avon Valley Path to Christchurch.

The trail was accompanied by a walking guide from Hobnob Press in 2010, but this is out of print (2022). This was a series of ten linked waymarked walks. Its author, Chris Cole describes with clear instructions and a wealth of information the memorable places and sights encountered on the way. It was sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

A newer downloadable version of the route description by Tim Lewis is available from the links below.

The route is waymarked and is shown on OS Explorer mapping.

The route was devised in memory of Pat Beresford, a much-loved countryside campaigner and walker, by Natural England's Living River Project on behalf of Pewsey Parish Council.


Waymark: Name round edge and PAT in green arrow
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Name round edge and PAT in green arrow
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: SU164600 - King Alfred's statue, High Street, Pewsey, Wiltshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SU142295 - Salisbury Catherdral, Salisbury, Wiltshire View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Pewsey Avon Trail  (Hobnob Press  - 2010 )
Route Description - PDF Pewsey Avon Trail directions north to south  (Tim Lewis  - Nov 2020 ) Download File
Route Description - PDF Pewsey Avon Trail directions south to north  (Tim Lewis  - Dec 2020 ) Download File


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 173, 184
OS Landranger Active 173, 184
OS Explorer 130, 157
OS Explorer Active 130, 157

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Route Profile:

46.6 km (29.0 miles)
367 m (1,204 ft) ascent
120 m (394 ft)  maximum height

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