Wednesday, 23 September 2015

130. Marlborough White Horse (11 miles)


parking @ Ducks Meadow Marlborough 
Wiltshire SN8 4DE

Some badly marked paths on this walk follow my line you'll be good !

Northern section of GWR branch Marlborough Railway
Opened:1864 Closed:1933

Some enormous fields on this walk !

Martinsell hill a fine looking hill

Views across to Severnake Forest

Even spotted the London Victoria to Bristol
LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 no 60163 Tornado pulling Belmond British Pullman 
for all you train spotters !

Its behind you ,a trigpoint that is missed it !

A fine bench here .

Are 10th  Trigpoint of the year
and second one on Martinsell Hill,this one Giants Grave.

Milk hill and Walkers hill Alton Barnes in distance.

Marlborough high street

The Marlborough White Horse, also called the Preshute White Horse, is a hill figure on Granham Hil. Dating from 1804, it is one of several such white horses to be seen around Great Britain, and one of nine in Wiltshire thats one more to do for us Pewsey remaining.
This horse is 62 feet long by 47 high.

Thanks for looking 

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