White Horse Hill

Important notice -

Please note there will be filming taking place at White Horse Hill on 23rd and 24th October and Dragon Hill Road will be closed

Ancient rolling downland, home to an enigmatic chalk hill figure

More about this place

Sunset around White Horse Hill
Walking trail

Walk our trail 

Enjoy a walk across the ancient chalk downs of Oxfordshire and absorb the history found along this enigmatic stretch of the ancient Ridgeway, passing by the White Horse, Dragon Hill and Ashdown.

A skylark in heather

Flying of drones at White Horse Hill  

The use of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) is not permitted on or over National Trust land as part of our byelaws, without the necessary required qualifications and a licence granted by us.

Looking down on Dragon Hill from White Horse Hill

Did Saint George slay the dragon on Dragon Hill? 

One of our most famous stories in England is around Saint George slaying his dragon with a sword. There are lots of locations that are rumoured in myths and legends as the site where the almighty slaying took place, and our Dragon Hill, sat in the shadow of White Horse Hill and above the Manger is one of them.

Catch them before winter closing

White Horse Hill

What's on

Upcoming events

Community Planting of Wildflower Seed on White Horse Hill

Sat 20 Oct 2018
10:00-12:00
Join us for a morning or afternoon to help us re-seed the area around White Horse Hill. Anyone can get involve so bring the whole family along

White Horse Hill to Ashdown Guided Walk

Sun 21 Oct 2018
09:30-15:00
You'll be following in the footsteps of the ancients on this lengthy 8-mile guided walk with our ranger across the Berkshire Downs. Learn of legends, burial chambers, romance and more...

White Horse Hill Evening Sky Tour

Wed 07 Nov 2018
18:30-20:30
Enjoy a tour of the night sky on White Horse Hill and take in its wonders from this perfect stargazing location. Learn about the constellations, bright stars, planets and the deeper cosmos.

Battle's Over: WW1 Beacons of Light

Sun 11 Nov 2018
19:00-20:00
Join us in commemorating the anniversary of the end of the First World War.