Alton Barnes White Horse

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Take a gentle climb to join the Wansdyke, then walk around the hills for spectacular views of the Vale of Pewsey. Walk past the White Horse and descend to the starting point. There is a long, steady climb at the beginning and two stiles at the end. There is a pub at Honeystreet at the bottom of the hill.

Wansdyke is a huge linear earthwork, possibly built soon after the withdrawal of the Romans around 410AD and therefore considerably pre-dating the well-known Anglo-Saxon Offa's Dyke.

England - South England - Wiltshire - Vale of Pewsey


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Wildlife
7/16/2016 - Roger Stevenson

Fantastic walk with stunning scenery and historical sites through the ages. Apart from the Barge Inn at Honeystreet, the Kings Arms at All Cannings is an excellent pub to visit.

5/21/2010 - Walkingworld Administrator

Did this walk evening of 9th May 2010. Fantastic easy walk with superb views in all directions. Highly recommended, especially for a summer evening.

10/2/2009 - Melvyn Cooke

Nice walk superb views. description still up to date.