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Uffington Castle, the White Horse and Wayland's Smithy
Introduction to Walk 2915

Photo from the walk - Uffington Castle, the White Horse and Wayland's Smithy

Region - North Wessex Downs

County/Area - Oxfordshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

Ascent - 700 feet / 212 metres

Grade - easy/mod

This walk on North Wessex Downs offers some wonderful views as well as the opportunity to explore some fine ancient monuments. These include the Uffington White Horse, Uffington Castle and Wayland's Smithy Long Barrow. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Walk 3116
Uffington White Horse & Wayland's Smithy
Grade - easy
Length - 3.3 miles / 5.3 km

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Grade - easy/mod
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1.9 miles / 3.0 km away
Wayland's Smithy, Ashdown House and Ashbury
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The Lambourn Downs
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Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
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5.4 miles / 8.7 km away
Badbury Hill, including the Great Barn at Great Coxwell
Grade - easy
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1061
5.6 miles / 9.0 km away
Faringdon, Radcot and Littleworth
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1063
5.6 miles / 9.0 km away
Buckland & Pusey from Faringdon
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 10.5 miles / 17.1 km
Walk 1064
5.6 miles / 9.0 km away
Faringdon Folly, Buckland Warren and Hatford
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1066
5.6 miles / 9.0 km away
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Walk 1079
5.6 miles / 9.0 km away
Faringdon, Thrupp and towards Lechlade
Grade - easy
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1068
5.6 miles / 9.0 km away
Faringdon, Fernham and Little Coxwell
Grade - easy
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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