The Manger is a strangely shaped valley, which is thought to have been formed by the melting of ice in the last Ice Age. Folklore suggests that the manger is the supernatural feeding place for the White Horse, which would travel from its vantage point on the crest of the hill on moonlit nights. Historically, cheese rolling was held down the side of the valley during the scouring festival. This activity was recreated by the villagers of Uffington during the Millennium scouring but in a manner more more compatible with current attitudes to Health & Safety!
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