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Guided botanical exploration of Jones Mill

May 18 : 9:45 am - 1:00 pm

Some spring flowers growing on a sunny bank, plants include dandelion, white dead nettle, vetch and bugle.

A quality morning out with a botanical tour

A high-quality, fully guided morning walk, with informative talk,  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.



There will be a briefing on the days’ 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.

In recognition of the amazing work done by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, £4.00 of the ticket price is donated to Wiltshire Wildlife Trust to help them with their work.

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


Information about the day

Useful stuff to know.

Arrival by Train

Starts at 9.45.  Meet at Pewsey Railway Station forecourt – this is timed to meet the first train from London Paddington and Bristol.  We will wait if the train(s) are delayed and amend the schedule if required.

Arrival by Car

Park at North Street Car Park.  Free all day, usually spaces available. Proceed to the Railway Station.

Arrival by Bus

Pewsey is served by the Salisbury Reds X5 which runs between Salisbury and Swindon. 07:55 from Salisbury, 08:16 From Amesbury timed to arrive at Pewsey 09:00. 08:45 from Swindon 09:17 from Marlborough timed to arrive at 09:36 at Pewsey. We will have contingency arrangements if the bus is delayed. PLEASE NOTE if travelling by bus, please make us aware to ensure that you are back in good time as the last service to Swindon is 17:30 and the last service to Salisbury is 18:37.

Health and Safety

All tours will have at least 2 members of staff on hand, and we always strive to have a mix of male and female staff. One will be leading, or running a talk, and there will be a second member of staff at hand. Please feel at ease approaching with any questions, or issues or present any difficulties that may arise.  You may want clarification on a point, or develop a blister, or maybe something more serious.  Whilst we run a full risk assessment there is always an element of risk in all aspects of life and people can fall ill at any time with little warning. There should always be a member of staff qualified in outdoor first aid either on the walk or a short distance away. Please make us aware of any potential requirements (like the use of an Epipen in the event of a sting) before the day’s events commence.

You have questions

You may still have questions or want to know more. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


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May 18
9:45 am - 1:00 pm
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Pewsey Railway Station (PEW)
North Street
Pewsey, Wiltshire SN9 5ER United Kingdom
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