Nature-related resources and guides

Being passionate about being outdoors has led me to partner with like-minded individuals and organisations. We provide walks, talks, tours and events. Below are links to partners, team members, associates, nature-related resources and guides.

Do visit their websites from the links below. They have many interesting things to explore.

Ranging from exciting content on YouTube to interesting talks or publications, educational visits or therapies or retreats to restore the mind and soul. Please also visit the tickets page for upcoming events. Sign up for our newsletter or see the News page for exciting developments.

Partners and associates

Great West Way®

Roaming the Paths is proud to be a Great West Way® ambassador.

The Vale of Pewsey is central on The Great West Way midpoint between London and Bristol, on the Kennet and Avon canal. Easily accessible from London and Bristol by train, it makes an ideal location for a day out.

Associates who work with Roaming the Paths to provide services or events, and sites associated with Roaming the Paths.

Mike Atkinson-Willes from Waking Wiltshire

Walking Wiltshire

Specialising In botanical-based tours.

Walking Wiltshire offers a wealth of information, insight and commentary on the medicinal and other uses of the flora.

See the Walking Wiltshire website

Emma Coxon from Little Piece of Wonder leading a Green Sketching session.

Little Piece of Wonder

Green Sketching with Little Piece of Wonder.

Little Piece of Wonder…the place to discover stories & ideas about living a more creative & connected life.

Exploring the wonder of nature & the magic that comes from slowing down. This adventure will introduce people & places including artists, creators & those living a simpler & more connected way of living. 

Visit the Little Piece of Wonder Blog page for recent news, the Little Piece of Wonder Facebook page or the beautifully curated Little Piece of Wonder Instagram account because life is beautiful.

The Wandering Wench

OK, We know her as Karen and as an extraordinary ecologist. Local to Wiltshire but travels around the world in the quest for knowledge.

We are Roaming the Paths are gifted to have her on board with her amazing knowledge and incredible enthusiasm for all things outdoors. See her Facebook page – The Wandering Wench

Mark Pilkington - writer, publisher (Strange Attractor Press), curator and musician with particular interest in the fringes of knowledge, culture and belief.

Mark Pilkington

A writer, publisher (Strange Attractor Press), curator and musician with a particular interest in the fringes of knowledge, culture and belief. (Wikipedia)

Living in the Vale of Pewsey, where the Wiltshire landscape abounds with heritage, history, mysticism and music, Mark brings an enthusiasm for cultural and anthropological aspects of rural life.

Best known as author Mirage Men: A Journey into Disinformation, Paranoia and UFOs and Far Out: 101 Strange Tales from Science’s Outer Edge Mark stands out as one of a few great critical thinkers of our time.

Paul Whitewick

Videographer and explorer of heritage and history.

Paul has a passion for all aspects of human geography encompassing railways, canals, Roman roads and ancient track-ways.

He often explores the countryside and documents interesting artefacts for his YouTube channel.

Also, see Paul’s content on Twitter and Instagram.

Dr. Nikki Cook

We are Doubly lucky to have Nikki on the team. A PhD in Archaeology (Cambridge), and qualified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Rapid Transformational Therapist (RTT), and owner of Lotus Wellbeing.

With extensive knowledge of archaeology Nikki can transform your knowledge of the landscape and how it’s been used. The ancient human occupation and the deep human and spiritual connection to the land.

Nikki also does one to one and group sessions to help find a way through life through Lotus Wellbeing. Using the transformative powers of therapy and nature to help you live a brighter future.

Picture of Alan Coxon - founder of Roaming the Paths

Alan R Coxon

A keen countryman with an interest in all things outdoors and a passion for the countryside. My aim is to enable as many people as possible to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of mother nature in all seasons.

Through Roaming the Paths I aim to entertain, inform, educate and inspire. Know where our food comes from and why biodiversity is important. How our history ancient and modern affects our everyday lives, why the countryside should be important to people who live in urban areas. The list goes on.

I have assembled a great team of people who are all experts in their field to help me help you on a journey of discovery and enjoyment.

Ebony Last

Landscape architecture student and aspiring ecologist is an ambassador for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and is very knowledgeable about the area.

Visit the el_landscape_ecology for some inspiring wildlife photography.

Hedley Thorne

Renowned Landscape and aerial photographer, podcaster and supplier of Aerial services Hedley has an ardent following. Visit for links to the photography, podcasts and services, or have a look at Hedley Thorne on Instagram to get an idea of the majesty of his work and the passion for the countryside.

The Strollers Tale / The Magpies Feathers

The Strollers Tale developed from a love of visiting places around the UK and discovering folklore and traditions, walking, history, landscape and how it all connects.

The aim is to share information on interesting subjects, gather stories from places we go and people we meet and encourage others to explore their surroundings and share their own unique stories

Get a copy of the Strollers Tale Zine from The Magpies Feathers and enjoy a wonderful world.

Suppliers and services

The Seven Stars, Bottlesford

The Seven Stars inn is a Freehold Pub situated in heart of the idyllic Vale of Pewsey.

Focussed on products being as sustainable and as locally sourced wherever possible with innovative culinary ideas and eccentricity, complimented by a superb wine list and a range of excellent, local ales.

Also check out their Instagram page for other events and examples of their food offering.

Royal Oak Pewsey

The Royal Oak Pewsey is a traditional heart of the village pub with a warm welcome, cool drinks and freshly cooked food.

With log fires, a beautiful garden and plenty of wooden beams throughout, it is the quintessential village pub.

Heritage Fine Foods

Heritage Fine Foods is a local supplier of local produce. Reducing packaging, especially plastic, and waste to a minimum they deliver high-quality produce with an emphasis on local and British foods.

They have a fantastic relationship with local growers and farmers in the surrounding areas, giving us an amazing supply of seasonal produce.

The Bruce Arms, Easton Royal

Located in an idyllic part of rural Wiltshire the Bruce Arms offers visitors a warm welcome, a good selection of local beers and drinks, a good bar menu and an interior recognised as being of national historic importance. The Bruce Arms makes an ideal lunchtime refreshment stop.

Marshalls Bakery

Pewsey is fortunate to have Marshalls Bakery, which produces some of the finest award winning breads, rolls and cakes. Used locally in many leading establishments it is some of the best, traditionally made breads available.

Andrews Quality Meat

Andrews Quality Meat supplies top-quality,  locally produced, boned and cut meat.

Multi award-winning, they handle the entire process in-house giving full traceability to local produce.

Resources and useful links

Visit the Resources and useful links page for information on Pewsey Vale and North Wessex downs: Where to eat and drink, places to visit, transport, ecology, history and the environment.

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