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Walk - Uffington White Horse - 7 Miles

  • May 19, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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This is a visit to one of the most famous land marks in the county and Angela has kindly offered to lead the walk.

The walk starts high above Oxfordshire countryside giving views over the surrounding counties of Oxfordshire and Wiltshire and takes in the famous chalk figure of a galloping horse on the downs.

This walks also encompasses the villages of Woolstone and Knighton before returning to the high car park. Depending on time we may visit the neolithic long barrow site at Waylands Smithy.

Note there is a prolonged climb on the return.

 

Start Point

We meet in the vistors car park for White Horse which is reached off the B4507 and signposted 1 mile out of Uffinton at the crossroards with Woolstone . The area is shown better in this Map link. Please note that there is a car park charge of around £4 but for National Trust members it is free.


Follow the signs for Uffington White Horse and Waylands Smithy, or in absence of those at signposts, follow White Horse Hill till you pick up the Car Park information signs.

 

 

 

The area is shown better in the Map link

We start the walk at 10AM sharp. (Please ensure you're at the start point at least 10 mins beforehand).

 

Walking World grading: Moderate (Height gain 219m).

Dog friendliness: Unknown (open fields, some roads)

Estimated walk end time: 12:45

 Traditional Village Pub

Address: High St, Uffington, Oxfordshire SN7 7RP Phone:[masked]

 

Lunch

Lunch has now been booked at the The Fox and Hounds at Uffington for 13:30. Sunday roasts are £11.95.

 

If you would like to go to lunch, please reply to the "Reply below using the Reply button if you would like a place for lunch --------v" Post below.

If we don't see a request we will a ssume "No" for lunch.

 

Car Shares

We like to reduce the impact on the areas we visit and its sometimes difficult to find places with adequate parking, so we encourage lift shares with our regular drivers.
If you need a lift, please post below indicating that you'd like a lift.

There's some comprehensive notes on Car Shares on our message board.

Donations

We would welcome a donation of around £1 towards ongoing overhead costs associated with the Meetup service and ancillary costs. We would be grateful if this was done before the start of the walk.

For new members or walkers, please read the Walkers Guide thread in the forum.

Contact Number

The number of the OSW group's mobile is [masked] for notification of delay or cancellation, or help with directions if lost. Details on use can be found on our message board.

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  • Anna H.

    John - I spoke to Trish and offered to pick you up as live close to the station! Thought it would save her slot of effort! See you there at 9.20. Will be driving a black golf.

    May 18, 2013

    • John M.

      Thanks Anna. Don't forget your oil! I've a funny feeling your oil light may come on! Hee hee hee... ;-)

      May 20, 2013

  • John M.

    First & foremost, thanks Trish, for the offer of the lift. Without that, i wouldn't have taken much interest in this meetup. A BIG thank you too, to Anna. Without your chauffeuring skills, none of this would have been possible. What a LOVELY day out! STUNNING views from the top of the hill, by the White Horse! (Where was 'Ray' when you needed him? You can see Blackpool Tower from here)! A big thank you too, to Angie. Hee he hee, the croissants in All Saints' Church AND your chocolate crunchy things were yummy! (I reckon you could double as Nigella, on the telly). :-)

    May 20, 2013

  • Anna H.

    Great day out as usual. Lovely walk and great company. Thanks Angela.

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent walk, lovely views and great company. Thank you Angela.

    May 20, 2013

  • Beth E.

    Good walk on a very nice day, with good company. Sunday roast at pub in Uffington wasn't the best, especially at that price. Maybe I should have gone for the fish and chips :o)

    May 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      even the soup was a bit on the watery side!!

      May 20, 2013

  • linda

    Lovely walk with great company. Thanks for leading Angela.

    May 19, 2013

  • David C.

    Great walk... lots of nice villages, churches and err friendly cows. Thanks Angela for leading so well.

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful day. Well organized. So-so pub dinner. Enjoyed the day and the company.

    May 19, 2013

  • Derek

    Thanks to Angela for running this walk, nice to spend some time away from the front. Good walking conditions and the usual good mix of new and seasoned members. A pleasant lunch from which I've enriched my knowledge of internationally recognised cookery signals ! :-)

    May 19, 2013

    • Beth E.

      I think Angela's oven signal was best.

      May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyable walk. Beautiful scenery. Thanks Angela!

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry ..a late night, so Ill never make it.

    May 19, 2013

  • Beth E.

    Nearest postcode is SN7 7QJ, the B4507.

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Happy to pick you up. Where in Abingdon and how long will it take to get from picking You up to destination ?

    May 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      sure. we will be there as close to 9.25 as possible. look for a Silver golf with two people and a dog

      May 18, 2013

    • Iain

      ok sounds good

      May 18, 2013

  • Derek

    Hi all, please don't forget to bring plenty of change for the car park !!!.

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Derek. Picking up John and Iain. Should be there on the dot but might be a couple of mins behind, will try not to be.

    May 18, 2013

    • Derek

      Hi Trish, it looks like John has a lift sorted with Anna so suggest you go straight to Abingdon.

      May 18, 2013

  • John M.

    Oh oh... I smell a cock-up about to happen? I've read somewhere else that Derek is picking me up AS WELL as Trish! I've also miraculously signed up for this walk without going anywhere near a computer? How does that happen? Anyway... THANK YOU TRISH! I'll see you at Oxford Station Sunday morning. It's the first day of the Summer Timetable and the train arrives at 09:18, so it'll be nearer 09:20 than 09:15. (I can't see anywhere, where Derek said he'd pick us up)? I remember the car you were driving, from Nicky's walk, Wednesday. IF no-one shows, no problem, i'll go on Nicky's walk from Cumnor. No point in replying to this, that's it now, regarding the interweb until Monday. (At the earliest).

    May 18, 2013

    • Derek

      John, I have a full car and didn't indicate I would be able to do a pickup, just that Watchfield is not the stop on the bus. I added you back in as it looks like you had sorted a lift. It now looks like both Trish and Anna have offered to pick up from the rail station.

      May 18, 2013

  • David C.

    Lunch please

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    lunch please

    May 18, 2013

  • John M.

    Lunch please. IF anyone picks me up at Oxford! Don't like to mess you about, regarding numbers Angela, but i'm not clear as to WHO, or even IF anyone's meeting me at Oxford rail station!

    May 18, 2013

  • David C.

    Lunch please

    May 18, 2013

  • Anna H.

    Hi Natalie - I am picking John up at the station at 9.15. Have room for one more if you can get there for that time. Look out for a black golf.

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lunch please.

    May 18, 2013

  • nicola h.

    lunch please, happy to offer lift from s oxford

    May 12, 2013

    • Natalie E.

      Hi, could I get a lift too? Live in littlemore and could meet at st aldates - what time?

      May 18, 2013

    • Derek

      Hi Natallie, Nicola is no longer going so you'll need to make alternative travel arrangements.

      May 18, 2013

  • Beth E.

    Sorry, forgot, lunch please.

    May 18, 2013

  • Angela

    Please can those who would like lunch update by 6pm today? Thanks Angela

    May 18, 2013

  • Angela

    Hi Everyone, I have changed the pub for Sunday lunch to The Fox and Hounds at Uffington for 13:30. See you all on Sunday. Angela

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Iain, I am picking up John at Oxford rail station at 9.15.

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am coming from central oxford, happy to pick up a couple of people if needed.

    May 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Iain, is it on route? If so, sure. Just have to see how long it will take me to get to abingdon.

      May 17, 2013

    • Iain

      Well, the short answer is that it would be a slightly longer journey. I think from Oxford you would otherwise take the A420 SW to go the fastest route to Uffington. Abingdon is south on the A34 and then west towards Uffington. I don't think it's a big deal, but then I may have a bias so let me know what you think! I don't have a car so may be dropping out if no-one wants to drive via Abingdon.

      May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lunch please. Do you have a post code for the meeting point? Google maps is sending me to North America : /

    May 17, 2013

    • Derek

      Sorry, no postcode as nearest villages are miles away. Try the map link in the main part of the page after the start point.

      May 17, 2013

  • John M.

    Uhhh.......... How the diddly is one expected to get to this 'un? For starters, the map DNW!!! I'm presuming the meetup is somewhere near Weyland's Smithy? Sue & i were talking about sharing a taxi to various (more challenging) places, last Sunday. What would that be? Taxi from Wantage, or something like that? I dunno... Have a look at the (paper) map & good old head scratch.

    May 13, 2013

    • Derek

      If you in Watchfield, you've gone to far!. its a Faringdon bus stop on the A420 that's required.

      May 14, 2013

    • John M.

      Hi Derek. Me in Watchfield because i on bus from SWINDON! (IF me catch it, me got FIVE mins, from train arriving, to bus departing)! First bus from Oxford leaves after 10 ish. (Off the top of me head, me suppose it the same bus that just turn around at Oxford). The EARLIEST me can get to the area is 09:38. :-(

      May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can anyone offer me a lift from Headington or City Center please?

    1 · May 12, 2013

    • Derek

      Should be able give lift from Headington. Will email pickup points nearer Fri/Sat.

      May 14, 2013

  • linda

    Lunch please. Would like a lift from Headington area please.

    May 13, 2013

    • Derek

      Should be able give lift from usual spot, will text time on Fri/Sat.

      May 14, 2013

  • Rebeca

    Can someone give me a lift from Headington?

    May 14, 2013

    • Derek

      Should be able give lift from usual spot, will text time on Fri/Sat.

      May 14, 2013

  • Iain

    Can anyone give me a lift from the Abingdon area?
    Yes for lunch

    May 13, 2013

  • Julie G.

    Beth can we share a lift?

    May 13, 2013

  • Stephen G.

    Sorry to miss this one but am on a course this weekend

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lunch too please

    May 13, 2013

  • Tim M.

    No lunch

    May 12, 2013

  • Anna H.

    Lunch x 2 please

    May 12, 2013

  • Derek

    Lunch please.

    May 12, 2013

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