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White Horse Hill, National Trust car park, Uffington

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White Horse Hill, National Trust car park,
Uffington, Wiltshire SN6 7PT United Kingdom


The National Trust website says: “Ancient rolling downland, home to an engimatic chalk hill figure. The internationally-renowned Bronze-Age Uffington White Horse can be seen for miles away leaping across the head of a dramatic dry valley in the Ridgeway escarpment. The horse is only part of the unique complex of ancient remains that are found at White Horse Hill and beyond, spreading out across the high chalk downland. The Manger, a dramatic dry valley has steep rippled sides left from the retreating permafrost during the last Ice Age. These ripples are known as the Giant’s Steps. To the east of the Manger lies Dragon Hill, a small roundish hill with a flattened top. It is said to be the site where St. George, England’s patron saint, slew the dragon. The blood poisoned the ground and left a white chalk scar for all to see. Crowning White Horse Hill is an Iron Age hillfort known as Uffington Castle. A simple design of one rampart and ditch, the castle at 860 feet (262m) above sea level forms the highest point in Oxfordshire, with views for miles around over six counties. Across the property Burial Mounds can be spotted. These date from the Neolithic period and have been reused up to the Saxon age. The largest contained 47 skeletons and this can be seen as you walk up to the Horse from the car park, if you look carefully.”

Rides that have been to this venue

11 Dec 2022 CANCELLED: Sunday ride to Uffington and Longcot
12 Dec 2021 Annual Mince Pie Ride to Uffington
08 Dec 2019 Mince pie ride to Uffington and Faringdon
09 Dec 2018 Sunday ride to Uffington and Faringdon
11 Dec 2016 Sunday ride to Uffington and Faringdon
06 Dec 2015 Sunday ride to Uffington and Faringdon
07 Dec 2014 Sunday ride to Uffington and Uffington
09 Dec 2012 Mince Pie Ride - joint ride with CTC Wantage

Total: 8