Chalking the Horse

Can you give us 30 minutes of your time to help keep the White Horse in tip-top condition? Please check our website for booking details in late May.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

Get hands on 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 rechalking 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 - while you're here, why not tick off some '50 things' challenges by flying a kite, climbing a hill and rolling back down again.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01793 762209
Suitability
Accompanied children are welcome
Assistance dogs 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. Don't forget to bring your kite!
Accessibility
There is a steep 10 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.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
1 July 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
2 July 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
27 August 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
28 August 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
lynda tuckwell
Email
lynda.tuckwell@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01793 762209

Upcoming events

Chalking the Horse

Sat 01 Jul 2017
10:00-15:00
Can you give us 30 minutes of your time to help keep the White Horse in tip-top condition? Please check our website for booking details in late May.

White Horse Hill to Ashdown guided walk

Sun 22 Oct 2017
09:30-15:00
You'll be following in the footsteps of the ancients on this bracing 8-mile guided tramp with our ranger across the Berkshire Downs. Learn of legends, burial chambers, romance and more...