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I walked past the white horse above Alton Barnes in Wiltshire

 

 

This horse faces SSE on a steepish slope below and between Milk hill and Walkers hill at about 750’ above sea level. It is 160’ by 166’ in size and can be seen from many places in the flat plain to the south of the horse. Good views can be had from the Alton Priors road, and the Lockeridge road approaching the horse itself. A little further on there is a parking space where a footpath leads the way a mile or so to the horse, it is along this path where the it bears left to the horse that the best view can be had. The horse is in good condition with finely compacted chalk, although a few edges are slightly overgrown

 

 

 

YESTERDAY

 

 

 

I walked past the white horse above Alton Barnes in Wiltshire

 

 

This horse faces SSE on a steepish slope below and between Milk hill and Walkers hill at about 750’ above sea level. It is 160’ by 166’ in size and can be seen from many places in the flat plain to the south of the horse. Good views can be had from the Alton Priors road, and the Lockeridge road approaching the horse itself. A little further on there is a parking space where a footpath leads the way a mile or so to the horse, it is along this path where the it bears left to the horse that the best view can be had. The horse is in good condition with finely compacted chalk, although a few edges are slightly overgrown

 

 

 

comments (15)

I really like this angle, Chris!! I'll go see it one day!
Chris: Well I hope you do Elizabeth - there's so much for you too see!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Jun 2015, 04:51
Very good, Squire!
Chris: V G tick eh!
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 10 Jun 2015, 05:02
And very steep it is. Love this point of view. A perfect day for walking I assume.
Chris: Nearly got blown off the hillside Astrid, the wind was stronger than I would have liked. But we persevered..
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 10 Jun 2015, 05:49
A mysterious place altogether, Chris. I plan to take Ginnie and Astrid there next week
Chris: We went to the Altons' churches too Lisl. I found Barnes full of uncomfortable energy whilst Priors was nothing like that.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Jun 2015, 06:42
Oh, I would like to walk along this chalky path - last year I have been in this wonderful Wiltshire area with Chad, and we saw also a white horse, the cornfields and such a plenty of sky above us like you did yesterday! A beautiful photo!
Chris: Thank you Philine. The area around the Vale of Pewsey is a personal favourite of mine, Lady K was born and raised not far from here at a village called Oare
A fine snap sir.
Chris: I am obliged to you O Twiddlemeister
I will never tire of seeing this fine horse, Chris. But seeing it up close and personal with my own eyes can't be beat, especially with Little Sis walking down to check it all out!
Chris: Different horse Ginnie..
A good day for a walk I should think Tiff.
Chris: Not really Chad, the wind was frightful
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Jun 2015, 09:36
I love the Wiltshire white horses, Chris. Lisl ensured that I saw so many when I was with her in April. Such a glorious landscape.
Chris: It is a favourite of mine Pauline, horse and landscape
It must be a bit difficult to mow around accurately. It is quite a view.
Chris: There's a lot more view than this Mary
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Jun 2015, 11:44
So the whisky distillery is nearby?
Chris: Err...no Louis
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 10 Jun 2015, 12:27
Really????! Good eye! Amazing.
Chris: You can see it for many miles Bonnie
Quite a number of these around the country.
Chris: Wiltshire is full of them Tom
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Jun 2015, 19:15
What a great sight. One of these days I would like to see one of these white horses
Chris: The countryside upon which they are displayed is wonderful Anne
  • Robbyne
  • United States
  • 13 Jun 2015, 02:45
Way cool, I would walk to see this horse

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