The Vale of the White Horse is an amazing Iron Age landscape, an imposing hill fort and white horse carved into the chalk. Dated to the late Bronze Age the White Horse amongst the earliest of these striking monuments in the United Kingdom.
Hidden within the Iron Age landscape lie subtle Bronze Age and Neolithic barrows, nestled on the hills or forming larger prehistoric cemetaries at nearby Lanbourne Down. This area is also home to the enigmatic long barrow known as Wayland's Smithy.
Set deep in the Oxfordshire countryside, this is excellent walking country along the eastern section of the Ridgeway.