Uffington White Horse

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Uffington White Horse

Carved into the chalk downland and visible for miles, there are eight huge equine hill figures contained within the North Wessex Downs AONB each accessible via a beautiful panoramic rural walk. The most famous is the prehistoric Uffington White Horse near Wantage (seen here). Located high up on the Lambourn Downs, it was probably carved around 1000 BC in the late Bronze Age making it the oldest surviving hill figure in Britain. It is also the largest at 360ft (110m) from head to tail.


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