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Alton Barnes White Horse, Wiltshire, England, Great Britain

The Alton Barnes White Horse on Milk Hill with the White Horse Trail crossing just above its head. The horse's origins are Victorian. Milk Hill is 955 feet above sea level and is the highest point in Wiltshire.

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The Wansdyke, Pewsey, Wiltshire, England, Great Britain

The Wansdyke, a huge earthwork (bank on the left, ditch on the right) was built or enlarged in AD 584 by the Saxon King Ceawhin as protection against the adjacent Saxon kingdom. It runs from near bath for 45 miles to the edge of Savenake Forest and skirts the northern slopes of Milk Hill.

The yellow flowers at the bottom of the picture are Cowslips.


Sarson Stones on Milk Hill, Pewsey, Wiltshire, England, Great Britain

We saw these rocks on Milk Hill which we assume are Sarsen Stones. Sarsen Stones are sandstone erratics deposited during the last ice age whereas the bedrock here is chalk. Nice view too!


Buttercups, Pewsey Downs, Wiltshire, England, Great Britain

Large swathes of Buttercups on Milk Hill.

There are lots of wild flowers although different plants will be in flower at different times of year. There were lots of Buttercups, Milkwort, Mouse-ear Hawkweed and Meadow Vetchling among others, when we were there in May. Cowslips were quite plentiful although patchy.

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