And the Ox­ford­shire run­away...

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - Discover | Wiltshire’s White Horses -

The Uff­in­g­ton Horse, cut into the Berk­shire Downs across the Ox­ford­shire bor­der, dates to the late Bronze Age, mak­ing it close to 3000 years older than the Wiltshire horses. The fig­ure is a highly stylised an­i­mal, far more cave painting or Celtic fan­tasy beast than a Ge­orge Stubbs equine por­trait. Though the tra­di­tional and ri­otous Pas­time scour­ing fair has lapsed, the horse is re-chalked and weeded an­nu­ally by vol­un­teers. Be­cause of the con­tours of the land it’s best seen from the B4508 road to the north. Or, ideally, from the air.

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