8:00 a.m. 3 Boot: White Horse Trail #2 – Avebury North (20s-30s)

Event Date: Sun 26 March 2017

19 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 Hackpen White Horse (1838) car park where the road
crosses the Ridgeway path. The trail initially follows the Ridgeway
south before we head cross country north of Amesbury, passing by
Windmill Hill (a Neolithic causewayed enclosure), to rejoin the White
Horse Trail further west. We then follow the trail all the way to its
northern-most point and the Broad Town White Horse (1864). From here
the path turns sharply south to return us to the car park.
Approximately 400m 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: Hackpen White Horse car park at 9:00 am. Map URL: SU
128 747.
Please contact walk leader if going directly to alternative meeting point.

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