Tag name:WhiteHorse

A real white horse

12th September 2017

The white horse at Uffington, taken on Sunday from about a couple of miles away - hence the rubbish resolution!

Today I visited the white horse at Uffington as part of a morning walk that covered the nearby Dragon Hill, the White Horse and Wayland Smithy before returning via Compton Beauchamp enroute back to Uffington.
The walk took about 8 miles and just over three hours (part of the reason for the slow speed was the 500 feet climb onto the ridgeway!)

The White Horse, as seen from above


27th August 2017

Taken just a few days ago from nearby Westbury's White Horse. On this trip I discovered that the horse, while once from Chalk, was concreted over by English Heritage in the 1950's to preserve it. The fact that the horse was corrected in the 1700's means that there's isn't as much archaeology to preserve as there might have been, so, on balance, probably a reasonable decision. That said I'm now loath to call it a white horse bearing in mind that Uffington's one is a better preserved iron age one still made of Chalk.