10.15 2 Boot: Westbury White Horse (Brunel Plus)

Event Date: Sun 11 March 2018
Event Time: 10.15

14 miles / 22k

A close encounter with the Westbury White Horse which is visible from many areas south of Bath and Bristol. We start with a short walk around the hillside on which the horse is situated. We then head east along the north western escarpment of Salisbury Plain. There are plenty of good views of the Plain’s rolling terrain, and the steep drops and distinctive valley bottoms of the escarpment. We return to the car park on a slightly different route but within the same fairly narrow band of the escarpment (much of the Plain is inaccessible here – we’re on the edge of the Imber range which has been sealed off by the MOD since WW2).

Meet at 10.15am at the Westbury White Horse car park, grid ref ST900514. The car park is accessed from the centre of Westbury (signed posted to Bratton Camp) or from the village of Bratton east of Westbury.

Ian will meet everyone at the start point. If anyone is willing to organise the lift shares at St Mary Redcliffe at 9am please contact Steph via the website. Thankyou.

Bring packed lunch, pub to finish.

Walk leader: Ian B (01761 300435, 07597 751429)

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About Brunel Walking Group

Thanks for visiting us! Brunel Walking Group is for young(ish) people in the Bristol and Bath area who love the countryside and like to get outside on a weekend.

What is Brunel Walking Group?

Brunel is a thriving group with more than 400 members. All of our walk leaders and committee members are volunteers, dedicated to sharing our fantastic countryside with others.  Read more on our FAQs page

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,