1. Home
  2. Login
  3. View Cart
  4. Checkout

Walking Close to the Vale of White Horse

Walking Close to the Vale of White Horse

by Clive Brown
One of a range of 'no frills' local walking guide booklets which admirably achieve their objective of getting you out in the countryside amongst beautiful scenery on carefully chosen routes full of interest. The directions are clear and precise and the pencil drawn sketch maps are particularly attractive as well as practical. This guide describes thirteen varied and interesting circular walks close to the picturesque Vale of White Horse. The walks are between 4 and 11 miles in length and allow you to thoroughly explore the delights of this lovely historic area.

The Vale of the White Horse stretches from near Swindon to the Thames between Didcot and Abingdon, bordered in the north by a low ridge separating it from the Thames and to the south by the Berkshire Downs. The area is known for the white horse cut into the chalk of the hillside near Uffington. Recent scientific studies have dated construction between 1400 and 600BC, making it by far the oldest hill figure in this country.

The walk locations are:
Faringdon and Littleworth - 5.75 miles
Uffington and Uffington Wood - 6 miles
Stanford in the Vale and Shellingford - 8 miles
Buckland and Littleworth - 6 miles
Wayland's Smithy near Ashbury - 5.75 miles
Uffington and Whitehorse Hill - 11 miles
Letcombe Regis and Segbury Camp - 4 miles
East Challow and Childrey - 4.5 miles
Baulking and Lyde Copse - 5 miles
Buscot and Kelmscott - 5 miles
Badbury Clump, Coleshill and Great Coxwell - 6 miles
Woolstone Down - 5.5 miles
Ashbury and Odstone Combes - 4.25 miles

ISBN 9781907669446 Pages 28 (2008 reprinted 2018) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 2.20