Plan your trip
WALK HERE Day 1: 15 miles, three White Horses. From Broad Hinton, first lasso north on White Horse Trail to see the Broad Town Horse, returning on lanes to Broad Hinton and then following White Horse Trail east up Hackpen Hill. Turn south on Ridgeway to Green Street and drop down to Avebury on Wessex Ridgeway, following it west to Cherhill Hill, then down to Cherhill village. Bus 42 links Cherhill to Avebury; 49 runs from Avebury to Broad Hinton. Day 2: 8 miles, two White Horses Start in Honeystreet with views of Alton Barnes Horse, then follow White Horse Trail east along Kennet & Avon towpath, then south through Manningford Abbots and up onto the downs to the Pewsey Horse, then head north to Pewsey on Green Drove. Bus 100/101 links Pewsey and Honeystreet. Alternatively, for a day-walk to the Pewsey Horse, see Walk 4 in this issue. MAPS
OS Explorer 157, Marlborough and Savernake Forest. OS Explorer 130, Salisbury and Stonehenge (for the Pewsey Horse). GETTING THERE
With a car you can tick off the Westbury, Devizes and Marlborough horses, as well as getting to the walking routes. Trains run to Swindon, Pewsey and Devizes; local buses link Swindon, Devizes, Avebury, Pewsey, Honeystreet, Calne and Broad Hinton ( www.swindonbus.info) WHERE TO STAY Country Walking stayed at
Daubeneys shepherd’s hut (01225 745732, www.daubeneys.co.uk) a few miles west of the walks in the village of Colerne, which was comfy and cosy with a wood stove, a sumptuous hamper breakfast and good pub food in the village. Sleeps two, from £70/pn.
The Lodge in Avebury (01672 539023, www.aveburylodge.co.uk) is a vegetarian B&B within the stone circle with doubles from £195/pn. In Honeystreet
Well Cottage B&B (01672 851 655, www.well-cottage.org.uk) offers a lovely home-from-home feel. Alternatively, try the Honeystreet
Lodge ( 01672 851125, www.honeystreetlodge.co.uk) a self-catering log cabin, from £80/pn for up to four people. WHERE TO EAT The Barge Inn in Honeystreet and the Red Lion ( www.oldenglishinns.co.uk/ our-locations/the-red-lion-avebury) in Avebury’s stone circle both do hearty lunch and evening pub meals. Avebury has a great village shop for picnic foods. i MORE INFORMATION
For visitor info see www. visitwiltshire.co.uk or call Devizes TIC 01380 800400. For more on the White Horses see www.wiltshirewhitehorses. org.uk and www.whitehorsewalk.co.uk/ walks/the-long-walk. The booklet White Horses of Wiltshire and Uffington, by Esther Smith, (2013, £3.50) is available in local shops.