Pewsey Downsaround 2019 - Information

The WansdykeAbout the event

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). All participants to start at 0800hrs and finish by 1900hrs.

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

  • OS Explorer 157 or
  • OS Landranger 173






Route descriptions (as at 5th April 2018)

Route descriptions and .GPX files for each of the distances are available to download via the links below. If you have any questions or comments regarding them, please contact


10 Miles Route Description (.doc) Route Description (.pdf) Route (.gpx)
17 Miles Route Description (.doc) Route Description (.pdf) Route (.gpx)
26 Miles Route Description (.doc) Route Description (.pdf) Route (.gpx)
35 Miles Route Description (.doc) Route Description (.pdf) Route (.gpx)





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.

Please observe to 'No boots' rule, particularly when returning from the walk.

Don't forget to collect your certificate.





Checkpoint opening and closing times are as follows:

Checkpoint Distance(s)
Opening Time Closing Time
1 17, 26 and 35 miles  0900hrs 1300hrs
2 35 miles  1030hrs 1330hrs
3  26 and 35 miles 1100hrs 1600hrs
4 10, 17, 26 and 35 miles 1100hrs 1745hrs





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:

To enter by post, please download the PDA Entry Form 2018 (PDF).

If you have any questions or queries about entering, please contact:


*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.