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One of the oldest chalk carvings in the UK is the bronze-age Uffington White…

Uffington White Horse: Mysterious Places in Britain

Ancient Land Art - One of the oldest chalk carvings in the UK is the bronze-age Uffington White Horse. Dating back some years it's still very visible on the slopes of White Horse Hill, Uffington. One of England's most famous prehistoric monuments.

Uffington White Horse – Oxfordshire, England - Atlas Obscura

Uffington White Horse

The Uffington White Horse is a highly stylized prehistoric hill figure, 110 m long feet), formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk. The figure presumably dates to the Iron Age BC–AD or the late Bronze Age BC)

Westbury White Horse or Bratton White Horse, Salisbury Plain, England - located just below an Iron Age hill fort, it is the oldest of several white horses carved in Wiltshire. It was restored in 1778, an action which may have obliterated a previous horse occupying the same slope thought to commemorate King Alfred's victory over the Vikings.

Westbury White Horse or Bratton White Horse, Salisbury Plain, England - located…

The Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire, England  The 110m (374ft) long Bronze-Age geoglyph dates back to between 1400-600BC and is one of many white horses to be found on England’s hillsides  (This still remains my favourite)

The Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire, England The long Bronze-Age geoglyph dates back to between and is one of many white horses to be found on England*s hillsides (This still remains my favourite)

LAND ART:  Uffington White Horse - Uffington, Oxfordshire, England;  the oldest  of the white horses in England - thought to be about 3,000 years old;  374 feet long, formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk;  photo by Frank Laumen

the oldest of the white horses in England - thought to be about years old; 374 feet long, formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk; photo by Frank Laumen

Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire. The oldest of the earthwork horses, dating back some 3000 years to the late Bronze Age.

3000 years old, 374 feet in length and 110 feet in height, constructed of trenches which are 5 to 10 feet in width and 2 to 3 feet deep and filled with chalk, this is a few feet above the natural chalk of the hill.

Its not only horses which adorn the chalk hills of england.  The Cerne Abbas Giant is the most interesting giant in england and its obvious why people for centuries have believed he is connected with fertility.

Its not only horses which adorn the chalk hills of england. The Cerne Abbas Giant, Dorset, is the most interesting giant in england and its obvious why people for centuries have believed he is connected with fertility.

Darling, let's be adventurerers - this would be a fun photo project on a road trip or adventure!! ♠ re-pinned by  http://wfpblogs.com/

Leading around the world…

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LAND ART:  Osmington White Horse - Weymouth, Dorset, England;  the only chalk horse cut out in England to have a rider – shows King George III on his white charger Adonis;  first cut in 1808;  It is 280 feet long and 323 feet high    ...look closely and you can see people next to the horse...

the only chalk horse cut out in England to have a rider – shows King George III on his white charger Adonis; first cut in It is 280 feet long and 323 feet high .look closely and y

The White Horse - Folkestone Kent

The White Horse - Folkestone Kent

The White Horse of Uffington, which lies close to The Ridgeway path, is thought to be the oldest hill figure in Britain. Carved out into the chalk escarpment, the horse measures 374 feet in length, and is thought to date back to 1000BC in the late Bronze Age. It is huge, and it's an atmospheric place to visit. Oxfordshire.

The Uffington White Horse~located in Faringdon, Oxfordshire~dates to the Bronze Age and is what is known as a prehistoric hill figure. Cut into the chalky turf of the White Horse Hill on the Berkshire Downs, it is 374 ft.

Broad Town White Horse - The Wiltshire White Horses | Alexandra May

Broad Town White Horse - The Wiltshire White Horses

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