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Purple stylised horse on white arrow background with path nameWhite Horse Trail

145 km / 90 miles

A route, originally created by Wiltshire Ramblers with assistance from Wiltshire Council, through Pewsey, Marlborough, Broad Town, Cherhill, Devizes, Steeple Ashton and Bratton providing views of the eight white horses which are cut into the turf of the chalk hillsides of Wiltshire. As well as visiting many other historic and prehistoric locations, passing close to the start of the Ridgeway, use was made of part of the Kennet and Avon Canal.

A detailed route description for the White Horse Trail, in both directions, has been prepared by Tim Lewis and is now available as a free downloads - see download section below. This route also includes a route via Avebury and an alternative via The Wansdyke. There is also a separate "short cut" for the White Horse Trail, going across between Ashton Barnes and Pewsey, so it to be divided into two (lengthy) circular walks. Detailed route notes, in both directions, are also available.


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Purple stylised horse on white arrow background with path name
Purple stylised horse on white arrow background with path name
Average Gradients; Challenging; AONB; Downland/Wolds; Heritage; Sculpture/Art
Start and Finish
ST898515 - Westbury White Horse, Wiltshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF
Route Description - PDF
Route Description - PDF
Route Description - PDF


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers
Baggage Handling, Guided and Self-Guided Walks (White Horse Walking Holidays)
Support Providers
Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)

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Route Profile:

145.7 Km (90.5 miles)
1,946 m (6,385 ft) ascent
284 m (932 ft)  maximum height