Whitehorse Hill - County Top Walk

Sunday 13th July 2008

We had been stopping in Oxford for the weekend and after spending Saturday at Lords, watching England bowl out South Africa we decided to do a short walk before heading home. We headed out to Whitehorse Hill in order to explore some of the countryside in Oxfordshire and take in a County Top. Whilst the walk itself was very pleasant the views of the White Horse were very disappointing.

Start: National Trust car park (SU 293 866)

Route: National Trust car park - Lambourn Valley Way - Whitehorse Hill (CT) - The Ridgeway - Britchcombe Farm - Woolstone - National Trust car park

Distance: 4.5 miles     Ascent: 174 metres      Time Taken: 2 hours 15 mins

Terrain: Easy paths and fields.

Weather: Hot and sunny.

Pub Visited: The Fat Dog, Shrivenham    Ale Drunk: Flint Knapper, Ramsbury Brewery

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Lambourn Valley Way

Heading along the Lambourn Valley Way.

The flowers made this a very pleasant path to follow.

Uffington Castle

Looking up to Uffington Castle and/or Whitehorse Hill from the Lambourn Valley Way.

Whitehorse Hill summit

The summit of Whitehorse Hill which is the County Top of Oxfordshire.

On top of Whitehorse Hill and next to the trig point is Uffington Castle.

Uffington Castle

Looking across Uffington Castle.

Uffington Castle

Part of the bank and ditch which surrounds the fort.


The view west from Uffington Castle, looking towards the Cotswolds.

A rare event for me, walking through a field of crops.

Thames Valley

Looking across the Thames Valley as we head down towards Britchcombe Farm.

Dragon Hill

Dragon Hill.


One of the many pretty cottages that can be seen in the village of Woolstone.

Whitehorse Hill

Whitehorse Hill.

Thames Valley

Looking back across the Thames Valley as we head up Whitehorse Hill.

White Horse

The best view we could get of the White Horse.


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