Uffington's Galloping White Horse Regional Day Walk

Date

17 Apr 2021 (Past Event)

Booking Deadline

17 Apr 2021

Grade

Moderate

Terrain

Lowland

Status

Available

Location

Uffington, Oxfordshire

Summary

Uffington's Galloping White Horse Length: 9.4 miles Ascent: 758 feet, 10am Start

Cost

High above the Oxfordshire countryside stands the chalk figure of a galloping horse. The Uffington Horse is by far the oldest of the white horse figures in Britain and is of an entirely different design from others inspired by it. A mile away is Wayland's Smithy, an atmospheric historic site with a Neolithic chambered long barrow. In between is Uffington Castle, a rare and outstanding example of a particularly large, Iron Age hill fort. We will walk along the Ridgeway, Britain's oldest road, now a bridleway, used for at least 5,000 years by drovers, traders and invaders and which connects the 3 sites. We will then drop into the valley along footpaths that pass pretty villages with stone and thatched cottages.





Please note that some club activities may be hazardous and that those who attend do so at their own risk. This means that the neither the club nor the committee nor the event/walk leaders can accept liability for any injuries that occur.