Chalking the Horse

Can you give us 30 minutes of your time to help keep the White Horse in tip-top condition and be part of an age old tradition?

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Get hands on in an age old tradition and help us keep this wonderful historic Horse white for future generations. Every year, we spend hours scouring the White Horse of weeds and moss and then re-chalking it. Come and get stuck into this peculiarly satisfying task and help keep the Horse visible for miles around. Protective gloves and a hammer are provided. Families are welcome.

The basics

Booking details
The chalking is available every 1/2 hour from 10am to 4pm.
Suitability
Accompanied children are welcome
Meeting point
Park at the main car park (SN7 7QJ) and make your way up to the Horse. A National Trust staff member or volunteer will be there to guide you.
What to bring and wear
Clothing and footwear appropriate for weather conditions on the day is advisable. It can be very windy and there is no shelter at the site so sunhats, suncream and water are ideal in this warm weather
Accessibility
There is a steep 10 - 15 minute uphill climb to the Horse from the car park
Other
Please note: There are no toilets or facilities on this site. There's a charge to park in our car park at White Horse Hill. National Trust members park free.

Contact Info

Name
Andy Foley
Email
andrew.foley@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01793 762209

Upcoming events

Chalking the Horse

Sun 28 Aug 2022
10:00-16:00
Can you give us 30 minutes of your time to help keep the White Horse in tip-top condition and be part of an age old tradition?