Pewsey Downsaround 2020 - Information


The WansdykeAbout the event

This year's event takes place on Sunday 26th April 2020. Online registration for this popular event has opened.

It's 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). Start time for walkers is 0800hrs, and runners is 0900hrsAll participants to finish by 2000hrs.

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

  • OS Explorer 157 or
  • OS Landranger 173

Please bring a mug with you ... and help us do our bit for the environment by not using single-use plastics.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Route descriptions (as at 18th March 2020)

Route descriptions and .GPX files are currently offline. They should be available by the aforementioned date.

If you have any questions or comments regarding them, please contact WiltshireLDWA@outlook.com.

 

 


 

Registration

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.

Participants are requested to remove their dirty boots when entering the scout hut on their return from the walk.

Don't forget to collect your certificate.

 

 


 

Parking

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 www.sientries.co.uk.

If you have any questions or queries about entering, please contact: WiltshireLDWA@outlook.com

 

*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.