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Dogs welcome on leads at all times (stock grazing and nesting birds).
Signposted off A420 Swindon to Oxford road, next to the B4507 between Ashbury and Wantage. 9 miles from J15 and 15 miles from J14 on the M4.
Parking: Car park £2 up to two hours, £4 all day. Free for National Trust members if you scan your membership card at the car park machine you will receive a free ticket and free for blue badge holders.
Sat Nav: Use SN7 7QJ for car park
The Ridgeway National Trail, a 90 mile long-distance route from Overton Hill in the Wiltshire Downs to Ivinghoe Beacon in the Chilterns, follows along the southern boundary of this estate.The Lambourn Valley Way starts and ends in the car park here. It runs south alongside the river Lambourn to Donnington near Newbury.It is a pleasant 4 mile walk from Ashdown to the Uffington White Horse over the downs and through woodland.
Swindon train station 12 miles, Didcot train station 15 miles and Oxford train station 21 miles.
White Horse Hill is a one pawprint rated place. Find out more about bringing your dog here. Explore the famous Bronze-age landscape and chalk horse together.
Internationally renowned Bronze Age chalk figure. The site includes the White Horse, the Manger, Giant's Steps, Dragon Hill and the Iron Age hillfort known as Uffington Castle.
Discover what to see and do at White Horse Hill in Uffington. Take in the views from the world-famous chalk horse and explore the ancient landscape.
The internationally-renowned Bronze-Age Uffington White Horse can be seen for miles away leaping across the head of a dramatic dry valley in the Ridgeway escarpment.
The horse is only part of the unique complex of ancient remains that are found at White Horse Hill and beyond, spreading out across the high chalk downland.
The Manger, a dramatic dry valley has steep rippled sides left from the retreating permafrost during the last Ice Age. These ripples are known as the Giant's Steps.
To the east of the Manger lies Dragon Hill, a small roundish hill with a flattened top. It is said to be the site where St. George, England's patron saint, slew the dragon. The blood poisoned the ground and left a white chalk scar for all to see.
Crowning White Horse Hill is an Iron Age hillfort known as Uffington Castle. A simple design of one rampart and ditch, the castle at 860 feet (262m) above sea level forms the highest point in Oxfordshire, with views for miles around over six counties.
Across the property Burial Mounds can be spotted. These date from the Neolithic period and have been reused up to the Saxon age. The largest contained 47 skeletons and this can be seen as you walk up to the Horse from the car park, if you look carefully.