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May 15, 2015

Walking Wiltshire's White Horses

Fantastic resource for smartphone users to discover Wiltshire's White Horses

The North Wessex Downs AONB Sustainable Development Fund has supported the Walking Wiltshire's White Horses project, and there's no better time to be out there now exploring!.

Walking Wiltshire's White HorsesThe original project combined ancient and modern, digital and analogue, carnival arts, walking, talking, history and pre-history, with a 100 mile walk visiting each of the eight Wiltshire white horses at its core.

Walking Wiltshires White Horses was created by Ali Pretty and Richard White.

The Website

On the website you can find out all about each White Horse, and view the individual walking routes on a Google map base.  You can also find out about the 100 mile round trip, a 6 day journey, if you fancy really stretching your legs!

There are links to download the walking routes to your Apple or Android smartphone, and this is where the walks really come to life. 

The Sound Parks

Uffington White HorseDiscover the Wessex White Horses with sonic artists and historians: as you walk a series of rich soundscapes and expert comments are triggered by GPS. There's an 'armchair' version too!

Each free smartphone app will enrich a family walk, a solitary ramble or sociable picnic. Your device will register the sounds you have visited. When you have triggered them all you will be rewarded with a bonus image of one of Ali Pretty’s silk escape maps relating to the location. This can be played as a collecting game or simply walk at random within the sound zones.

Planning Your Stay on the 100 mile circuit

The 100 mile circular route is entirely do-able as a continuous 6 day walk, what an adventure! Or take your time and pick it up over a few weekends staying at some idyllic guesthouses, b&bs and campsites!.  There is a listing of 'White Horse Friendly' accommodation providers on the website, who are happy to help you with pick-ups and drop-offs wherever possible.