"...thank you for such a splendid day in the Cotswolds" A.F. - Utah
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"... a thousand thanks for showing us around in your wonderful and beautiful country!" JL - Flanders, Belgium
"... the Cotswold villages and the vistas were spectacular. The pub lunch was delicious and the atmosphere one of a kind" N & B A - California
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Yesterday I had an “evaluation outing” around the Wiltshire White Horses…..!
Some of the White Horses we saw yesterday and other Wiltshire historic places in my video of 2018 which has already been viewed over 4000 times !
I was out with a friend on our “big bikes” to evaluate a “Wiltshire White Horses” route for the Moped club. But, sadly, the route was not suited to our bigger bikes (My Honda NC750 and Steve’s Kawasaki Versys 1000) – the country roads or lanes were very narrow, winding and covered in cow poo and gravel. Neither would the route be suited to the smaller mopeds – way too far and spending too long on busy main roads.
Still…..we enjoyed our ride, saw seven White Horses and had a nice “outside” lunch in the Honeystreet Mill Cafe
Let’s Tour England !
Cherwell White Horse near Calne – cut in the late 1700s – the first Horse of our driveby!
Devizes White Horse – the only horse facing to the right and cut in 1999 to celebrate the forthcoming third millennium
Westbury White Horse – the oldest the White Horses carved in Wiltshire (although the oldest is the Uffington White Horse in nearby Oxfordshire). It was “restored” in 1778, an action which may have obliterated another horse that had occupied the same slope.
The Alton Barnes White Horse taken from near the Honeystreet Mill Cafe where we had an enjoyable lunch! It was cut in 1812 under the commission of local farmer Robert Pile.
The Pewsey White Horse was cut in 1937 to commemorate the Coronation of George VI. We viewed it from across the fields
The Marlborough White Horse dates from 1804 and can be viewed from the Quadrant at Marlborough College
The Hackpen White Horse was cut in 1838 to celebrate the coronation of Queen Victoria.
The Broad Town White Horse near Swindon – the last of the day, cut in 1864.
Introduction from Rob Little
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