If you stand in the valley near the village of Uffington in Oxfordshire, England, and look up at the high curve of chalk grassland above you, one thing dominates the view. Across the flank of the hill runs an enormous white, abstract stick figure horse cut from the chalk itself.
Where are the chalk horses in England?
The Uffington White Horse is a prehistoric hill figure, 110 m (360 ft) long, formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk.
|Uffington White Horse|
|Prominence||79 m (259 ft)|
How many chalk horses are there in the UK?
In England there are more than 50 different Geoglyphs, 14 of them are white horses. Eight of them are in the county of Wiltshire. The Uffington Horse in Oxfordshire is the oldest horse Geoglyph in Britain.
Where is the best view of the Uffington White Horse?
The best views of the horse without an aircraft are from 3 or 4 miles away, some suggest obtained from directly across the Vale, particularly around the villages of Great Coxwell, Longcot and Fernham, but these are too great a distance to photograph well. It can be seen in good weather for around 25 miles.
Is the White Horse in Robin Hood real?
The Kilburn White Horse was created in November 1857, and some accounts state that it was done by school master John Hodgson and his pupils, together with local volunteers. It did not exist during the period of the film.
Is England made of chalk?
A large portion of Southern England is made up of chalk. This white limestone are the shells of tiny marine organisms that lived and died in the seas that once covered much of Britain some 90 million years ago. As time progressed, layers of calcium carbonate built up and got compacted into a solid layer of rock.