Uffington White Horse Hill 

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A 4.3 km stroll on, and around, White Horse Hill.

 

See below for walk instructions

 

Note: The majority of this walk falls within designated Access Land owned by the National Trust. However, it is used throughout the year for grazing and it is therefore important that dogs are kept on a lead.

 

The walk starts in the car park. Leave the car park by any of the pedestrian exits and turn immediately right, skirting the edge of the car park until you reach the picnic area in the southern corner. Go south for 200m to the gate in the corner of the pasture. Go through the gate and follow the track opposite for 350m to the Ridgeway National Path.

 

Turn left along the Ridgeway, following it for 650m until, just after passing the grassy embankments of Uffington Castle, you come to a pedestrian gate on your left. Go through and continue 150m to the concrete trig point facing you. Once there, locate the track up to the top of the embankment of Uffington Castle.

 

After a complete circuit of the embankment, taking in the splendid views in all directions, return to the trig point and, with your back to the Ridgeway gate, bear approx 10° right and follow the path 200m to the top of the White Horse.  Descend the slope, keeping the Horse immediately on your left (please do not walk on the Horse), and continue following the path as it bears slightly left down towards Dragon Hill. Cross the road when you reach it and follow the sign-posted path keeping Dragon Hill on your right (note: an 'ascent' of Dragon Hill is optional).

 

After 170m, keep following the path as it bears right down towards the B4507. In about 80m you will meet a fence. Turn left and follow the fence line – keeping it on your right until you reach the fence bordering the B4507. Turn sharply to your left and continue walking with the road on your right. After 400m you will reach the corner of the pasture. Turn left and, keeping the road to the car park on your right, ascend the hill to back to the car park.

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