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A quality day out with a botanical tour, luncheon, refreshments and afternoon exploration

August 10 : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

£29.95 – £85.50
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Guided tour of Jones Mill, luncheon, and afternoon Walk

A high-quality day out. A fully guided morning talk, followed by luncheon and afternoon walk in the beautiful vale of Pewsey. 

Morning – Exploration of the multitude of plants bursting into life. The tour is similar to Wandering by Water by Walking Wiltshire and is led by Walking Wiltshire.

Afternoon – Exploration of the local countryside subjects include the importance of transport and the canal, villages, geology, history, the local area and an assortment of facts led by Roaming the Paths.


There will be a briefing on the day’s activities, and an equipment check (please remember to bring suitable attire for the weather, snacks and a drink. The drink is essential).

Morning Tour

Distance – 2.3 Miles. Terrain – gentle gradients, some steps, boardwalks, and possible mud. Starting at 10:10 and lasting about 2 hours 45.

From there Mike from Walking Wiltshire will take you on a guided tour looking at the wonder of plants. Setting off immediately into the countryside and onward to Jones’s Mill Nature Reserve, the journey of discovery starts. The morning is spent exploring the plants and their uses. Medicinal, culinary and otherwise. Their history, folk law and legends. Their environment, and numerous other aspects of the plants seen on the day.

A thoroughly enjoyable opportunity to discover the power of some of our most common, and often unseen, companions.

In recognition of the amazing work done by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, £8.00 of the ticket price is donated to Wiltshire Wildlife Trust to help them with their work.

Mike will hand over to another guide who will take you to the venue for lunch.


Time to relax and enjoy lunch. 13:00 – 14:30

On this tour, the luncheon will be a feast of local and seasonal, in the form of a ploughman’s buffet. A showcase of the best foods of Pewsey Vale, Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset.  Based around the traditional ploughman’s lunch of Cheese, Ham, Bread, fruit and pickles where you can have as much or as little as you choose. Tea, coffee and other light refreshments are included, or you may opt to add a refreshing pint of Cider or Ale.

Introduction to the afternoon’s proceedings By Alan from Roaming the Paths.  Starting with a brief after-dinner talk we will explore the geology of the Vale of Pewsey, and look at how transport has had such an effect on the area.

Afternoon Tour

Distance – 3 Miles. Terrain – gentle gradients.

The environment

At intervals along the walk, the environment and ecosystems will be explored. The countryside is varied, as are the farms and farming techniques employed.  Because of this we will only touch on these subjects. For more in-depth tours relating to the environment, ecology or farming, see the Meet the…… tours.


We return to Pewsey and finish with a well-deserved sit-down, with a cuppa and a cake – or perhaps a cream tea. Stronger options are available behind the bar with an opportunity to sample many local ales, some produced onsite.


Those arriving by train will be guided towards the station to greet the penultimate train of the day towards the Capital. A later train is an option, and some may choose to linger.  If arriving by service bus please make us aware at the start of the day or beforehand so we can ensure that you are at the bus stop in a timely fashion.

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Guided exploration of Jones Mill, luncheon, and afternoon Walk
A quality day out. Fully guided with informative botanical tour in the morning followed by a luncheon. The afternoon will be a gentle walk around the local countryside exploring the local habitat, fields and the natural world. Tips on how to enjoy the countryside and guidance as required.
Guided botanical exploration of Jones Mill
Morning. Fully guided informative botanical tour. A gentle walk around the local countryside exploring the local habitat, fields and the natural world.
Afternoon walk East of Pewsey
Exploration of the local countryside subjects include farming, Wildlife, the importance of transport and the canal, villages, geology, history, the local area and a miscellany of facts. Tour by Roaming the Paths.


Walking Wiltshire
Roaming the Paths


Pewsey Railway Station (PEW)
North Street
Pewsey, Wiltshire SN9 5ER United Kingdom
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