Hackpen White Horse
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Hackpen Hill White Horse: SU 028 749
The Car Park is at the top of the hill actually on the track. This should provide parking for about twenty cars and off-road parking is probably achievable for another ten.
Start on the Ridgeway on the opposite side of the Hackpen Hill road from the car park.
Here the track
is good and
However running down the
Ridgeway is so enjoyable that
the marker (after 1.2 miles) for the
White Horse Trail is easily missed.
There may not be a marshal here.
The White Horse Trail bears left and
the Ridgeway bears right.
Follow the White Horse Trail
which is poorly marked
the waymark's fairly small and few.
(Snow in February!)
Follow this track
as it bears right
and soon crosses
Continue along the grassy trail
You will soon enter
The trail ...
... through the wood ...
... is difficult to follow.
Notice these stones.
The trees begin to open up
and you should soon see this gate.
Here you can just see the WHT sign
On your right this pond was frozen in February
... and this track was muddy!
You soon come out
of this wood
and follow the track through
between these trees
until you come to another gate.
for fifty yards
This was lying on the ground when I passed.
and then turn right.
Follow this road next to the riding
and passed this entrance.
Bear right at the next junction
until you reach
a car parking lot.
Cross this (diagonally) on to a road
on the left and then bear right on to
the tarmac road.
Pass the Barton and Fyfield Yards
and the road...
... begins to twist and go downhill.
You are now approaching
the village of Manton.
Turn left here
and run uphill
If you now continue down this path you will reach the Bath Road (A4).
Parking at the end of the leg is in the car park of Marlborough College. Cross the A4 (there are pedestrian lights). Alternatively it is a 2 km walk to Figgins Lane.
The Marlborough White Horse (SU 14 749) is situated behind Marlborough College.
The Marlborough White Horse
can be seen from the A4 road.
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