From Willlowbank’s gates we have marvellous walks without having to cross a main road.  The local lanes are so quiet you can walk and cycle with little disturbance and of course we have the famous Kennet and Avon canal within 100m of the cabins, so convenient for those kayaking enthusiasts. From Milkhouse Water bridge you can walk or cycle along the canal path to Wootton Rivers (with nice traditional village pub, The Royal Oak) and beyond towards the Savernake Forest and Hungerford or in the opposite direction to Pewsey Wharf (mooring/hiring place for lots of colourful canal boats plus a cafe and shop) and beyond to Wilcot and Devizes where the amazing Caen Locks can be found. We have our local wetlands sanctuary, Jones’s Mill, about half a mile away or walk up the lane and follow the steep footpath to the top of Martinsell Hill, one of seven iron-age hill forts surrounding the Pewsey Vale (pictured above, view from the canal) where on a clear day you can see Salisbury Cathedral’s spire and is a marvellous place for flying kites or tobogganing in the snow.

Apart from the vast network of walks and cycle ways in the Pewsey Vale, there are many activies you can take part in. In Pewsey itself, we have the local leisure centre where there is a large swimming pool, squash and badminton courts, circuits training and a running club. We have a number of very good golf courses nearby, riding, fishing, flying, clay pigeon shooting, paragliding, ballooning,  swimming, paintballing and go-karting.  There is really plenty to do for those who like an active holiday. For those who do not mind travelling a little further afield, the coast is only about an hour and a half away.  Many activites you can turn up on the day but others will require a bit of forward planning so below are a list of websites you may wish to look at to give you some ideas of how you might like to spend your time: 

For the family

Pewsey Sports Centre
Pewsey Vale Riding School
Coral Cove – Devizes Play and Adventure Centre
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Cotswold Water Park
Go Ape
Kennet and Avon Canal Trust

Improve your handicap

Marlborough Golf Club
Upavon Golf Club
Ogbourne Downs Golf Club
Bowood Golf Club
Erlestoke Gold Club
North Wilts Golf Club
Stonehenge Golf Centre and Driving Range

For the boy racer

Karting Nation
Castle Coombe Circuit
Team Sport Indoor Karting
Gurston Down Speed Hill Climb

Up up and away

Go Fly

Cameron Hot Air Ballon Flights
ParAvion Paragliding Centre
CloudBase Paragliding

Target practice

Lazer Quest
Combat Splat Paintball
Experience Air Soft Combat Games