Cherhill White Horse and Monument

Cherhill White Horse and Monument

Cherhill White Horse and Monument
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purnam
Lyneham, UK24 bidrag
4,0 av 5 bobler
jun. 2024 • Familie
Great view from the top. Not very long walk either, it was a very nice day out with family. Weather was very windy at the top so summer day with sunny weather would be very ideal. We had a family picnic and it was a very amazing and kids really enjoyed.
Skrevet 22. juni 2024
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gfsc5
Perth, Australia1 786 bidrag
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apr. 2024 • Par
We unknowingly passed the white horse on the way to Bowood from Marlborough. We saw the monument but that was it.

On the way back, we were looking towards the monument and suddenly the horse appeared in the hillside. You just need to be heading the right way to see it.

It looked impressive, as they all are, but we didn't have time to stop.
Skrevet 25. april 2024
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Newryoneisback
Newry, UK2 855 bidrag
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jul. 2022 • Par
We were touring around Wiltshire for two weeks and arrived at Avebury Neolithic stones to take in the site.

We had visited Stonehenge a few days earlier.

After a few hours among the stones I recalled that we were close by the Cherhill White Horse, so off we went to explore.

We drove through the sleepy village of Caine in search of the white horse, but we couldn’t find it. We passed a pub of the same name but nowt, not even a brown heritage sign.

We spied a local out walking a dog, drove up to her, scaring the daylights out of her, to seek help. I think she thought we were nuts.

Essentially her message was ‘it’s behind you’ ‘you can’t miss it’.

We did note to her that we couldn’t even find an English heritage sign and again her answer was plain - there isn’t one. Odd folk around here.

So we doubled back the main road a few minutes and there it was. We genuinely hadn’t seen it as it was behind us so if you are driving from the village toward Marlborough village you’ll see it - no sign needed but in truth it would help.

This original size of this horse was 165 feet (50 m) by 220 feet (67 m). It was made under the guidance of Dr Christopher Alsop of Calne in 1780.

He was Guild Steward of the Borough of Calne, and had been called “the mad doctor”. Guild Stewards were members of the English High Church Christian socialist association.

He apparently gave instructions to a team of workers from a distance, using a megaphone standing below a place coincidentally called Labour-in-Vain Hill - ya couldn’t make it up.

The horse is now looked after by the local Parish Council who appear not to see a need for a heritage sign for tourists like us.

It underwent some serious restoration in 2002 as over the years the horse had become faded and the outline needed to be re-cut. This meant that 160 tonnes of fresh chalk had to be moved to the top of the hill, packed on to the horse, and held in place by wooden boarding.

Since 2002 the locals haven’t laboured in vain and the horse is maintained by weeding and re-chalking every two years. This is done by the Cherhill White Horse Restoration Group with the help of the local scout group.

Historically, Wiltshire had thirteen white horses but now only eight survive due to lack of management. 

The oldest white horse in Britain is at Uffington Castle in Oxfordshire which is thought to date back to the Bronze Age some 3000 years ago.
Skrevet 8. august 2022
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Bailey T
Nottingham, UK105 bidrag
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jun. 2021 • Par
We parked on Oliver's Hill near the start of the bridleway from the A4 but there is no formal parking.

There is a walk accessible via the National Trust website, no boards or maps were seen during the walk. The walk runs from A1 - A10, and as you approach each new A this is defined on either a fence post or stile. However, the instructions were not always clear and the route not well defined at all times. You have to be fairly fit to complete the walk, often walking up steep inclines and uneven surfaces. Visiting on a Friday afternoon we found the walk quiet and only saw other walkers on reaching the monument and white horse.

The monument is currently undergoing some construction and therefore cannot be viewed fully. The white horse is a short walk from the monument. It was felt their could be more information about the development of both of these.

The walk is allegedly dog friendly, however, there were multiple stiles (with a stake able to be lifted for smaller dogs, but large dogs would likely need to be carried over, including our greyhound), no poo bins nor water bowls.
Skrevet 11. juni 2021
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LS3027
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jan. 2021
We have driven past the monument many times, saying every time that we should go. We had a free day, so decided to go and have a look. It ended up being a great day! The walk was quite intense, but the views made it all worth it. Both the white horse and monument are much more impressive to look at up close than just passing by in the car! I would thoroughly recommend going, especially if you are a fan of walking uphill! We had our picnic at the top so we could admire the view with lunch. Whilst we were there we saw a great range of wildlife, including some lovely birds, a hare and some deer, which really added to the day.
Skrevet 2. juni 2021
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Dayofamily
Swindon, UK24 bidrag
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jun. 2019
Good circular walk around the Cherhill white horse and monument hills. Park on the road below or on side car park. Walk about 4 miles round and possibility visit on the way back along the road. Family friendly with great views. Some stretches not for the faint hearted. Wear good boots or Wellingtons.
Skrevet 6. mars 2020
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jaquesfamily
Calne, UK280 bidrag
5,0 av 5 bobler
aug. 2019 • Familie
Lived here for a couple of years and never bothered with this place, what a mistake. Lovely walk, with some steep bits and then amazing views. Great place for a picnic when the weathers warm.
Skrevet 26. august 2019
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Lorna L
Corby, UK120 bidrag
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jul. 2019 • Familie
I have been visiting Cherhill and walking up to the monument for many years and it never disappoints. The views are lovely, the scenery picturesque, and it is so quiet and peaceful on top of the hill.

The path up to the White Horse is quite steep but the climb is worth it when you reach the top! Depending on your walking pace this is quite a short walk and can easily be completed in 1-2 hours.
Skrevet 28. juli 2019
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swift-simba
Camberley, UK8 265 bidrag
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jun. 2019 • Par
As it was raining we stopped in a lay by so we could really look at this wonderful artwork. The paths were a bit slippery so we hope to return when it is dry so we can walk up to it.

Even from a short distance it is impressive and you have to admire the craftsmen who created it.
Skrevet 13. juni 2019
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mrba2015
Northampton, UK2 730 bidrag
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jun. 2019 • Familie
It’s quite a steep climb up to the white horse the path is narrow and rough but if you have a reasonable level of mobility it’s no problem. Parking at the bottom is limited. All of this sounds negative but that’s not my intention. We enjoyed the walk up and the views are really good I would definitely say give it a go.
Skrevet 1. juni 2019
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