09:00 2 Boot: WH#Bonus! – Uffington White Horse (20s & 30s)

Event Date: Sun 17 September 2017
Event Time: 09:00

11 miles

The Uffington White Horse is the most famous and the oldest (Bronze Age – c.3000 old) of the 9 white horses on the Wessex downs. Situated in Oxfordshire, it is not included in the Wiltshire White Horse Trail, so I have added this as a much shorter bonus walk. This figure of 8 loop will take us into the downs round Ashdown House, taking in various earth works, and the long barrow of Waylands Smithy. People have been walking here for thousands of years. It is said that St George killed the Dragon here.
NT car park so please bring stickers/membership card.

Bring a packed lunch. Pub to finish.

Walk Leader: Jo C (07790761989)

Meet: 09:00 at the Water Tower, on the Downs (please note this day is the Bristol half marathon, so please allow extra time to travel to the meeting point)

Alternatively meet at 10:00 at White Horse Hill car park (National Trust), Woolstone, Faringdon SN7 7QN
Please contact the walk leader if you will be meeting them there.

Event Date:

get ready to walk

About Brunel Walking Group

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What is Brunel Walking Group?

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How do I join the walk?

There is no need to sign up to join a walk, just turn up at the meeting point where we will share lifts to the start of the walk.  You’re very welcome to try out 1 or 2 walks before you join, but we do insist that after that you join the Brunel Walking Group.  It’s OK if you don’t drive – we normally have enough drivers who are able to give lifts, but drivers often appreciate it when a voluntary contribution is made by passengers towards their costs.

How do I know what to bring? And am I fit enough?

We provide a full recommended kit list here.  Please do bring water, a rainproof jacket, walking trousers (or similar) and walking shoes/boots – avoid jeans and trainers.

Walks are graded as either 1 boot, 2 boot or 3 boot.  Read more about choosing the right walk for your fitness level here,