8:00 a.m. 3 Boot: White Horse Trail #1 – Avebury South (20s-30s)

Event Date: Sun 26 February 2017

20 miles

Join me for part or
all of the epic Wiltshire White Horse Trail walking challenge!
The White Horse Trail Wiltshire is a 90 mile walk taking in all eight
existing white horses cut into the county’s chalk hillsides.
I have split the walk into 7 circular routes (15-20miles each). This
is a great opportunity for both 3-booters and strong 2-booters to test
out their long distance stride without climbing any mountains. The
routes are all on established paths with no more than 500m of ascent
per walk. If anyone completes all 7 walks with me I will try to source
us some sort of commemorative souvenir to mark the achievement!

Starting from the Devizes White Horse (cut to mark the Millennium) at
Roundway we will initially join the Wansdyke (medieval defensive
linear earthwork), before bearing north to Avebury, passing by Silbury
Hill (prehistoric artificial chalk mound). North of Avebury we cross
Windmill Hill (a Neolithic causewayed enclosure) before heading south
via the Cherhill White Horse (1783-4) and returning to the car park.
This walk will be quite fast paced in order to complete before dark
(bring torches just in case).
Approximately 500m ascent.

Walk leader: Jo C (07790761989)

Being packed lunch: Yes
Post walk beverage: None

Car share meeting point: St Mary Redcliffe car park at 8:00 am
Alternative meeting point:Devizes White Horse car park, Roundway – grid ref SU 015 642 at 9:00am
Please contact walk leader if going directly to alternative meeting point.

Event Date:

get ready to walk

About 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,