How Hilly is The Ridgeway?

With some help from the Ordance Survey we have measured the total ascent of The Ridgeway National Trail and determined that the entire route involves 6,800 feet of ascent. But the pattern of the hills is far from even, as the following chart shows: If we split The Ridgeway into two sections (west and east) […]

Mystery of the Uffington White Horse

There are no less than 16 white horses carved into the chalk hillsides of Britain. Some are older than others. And whilst the White Horse of Kilburn is perhaps the most attractive, the Uffington White Horse is the oldest, dating back to the bronze age, some 3,000 years ago. To create the effect requires more […]