White Horse, which was carved into the chalk hillside above the village of Uffington in Oxfordshire England over three thousand years ago.

White Horse, carved into the chalk hillside above the village of Uffington in Oxfordshire England over three thousand years ago.

The White Horse of Uffington, which lies close to The Ridgeway path, is thought to be the oldest hill figure in Britain. Carved out into the chalk escarpment, the horse measures 374 feet in length, and is thought to date back to 1000BC in the late Bronze Age. It is huge, and it's an atmospheric place to visit. Oxfordshire.

The Uffington White Horse~located in Faringdon, Oxfordshire~dates to the Bronze Age and is what is known as a prehistoric hill figure. Cut into the chalky turf of the White Horse Hill on the Berkshire Downs, it is 374 ft.

Ancient naked figure sculpted into the chalk hillside above Cerne Abbas    Standing at 180ft tall, this is Britain's largest chalk hill figure. It is also our most controversial.     Many theories surround the giant's identity. Is it an ancient symbol of spirituality? The Greco-Roman hero Hercules? Or a mockery of Oliver Cromwell? Local folklore has long held it to be an aid to fertility.

The National Trust's Cerne Giant, Dorset, is an ancient naked figure sculpted into the chalk hillside above Cerne Abbas.

This kiwi was carved in the chalk of the hillside by New Zealand soldiers waiting at Sling Camp in the UK in early 1919 for transport back to New Zealand after the First World War.

ultrafacts: “ The Bulford Kiwi is an immense drawing of a kiwi carved in the chalk on Beacon Hill above the military town of Bulford, England on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire.

LAND ART:  Uffington White Horse - Uffington, Oxfordshire, England;  the oldest  of the white horses in England - thought to be about 3,000 years old;  374 feet long, formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk;  photo by Frank Laumen

the oldest of the white horses in England - thought to be about years old; 374 feet long, formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk; photo by Frank Laumen

A giant white horse drawn on an English hillside may not have been intended to be a horse at all

Westbury White Horse

Discover Westbury White Horse in Bratton, England: A giant white horse drawn on an English hillside may not have been intended to be a horse at all.

Paragliders at the Westbury White Horse, Wiltshire, UK

‘Paragliders at the Westbury White Horse, Wiltshire, UK’ by Andrew Harker

White Horse of Uffington

The White Horse of Uffington

The White Horse of Uffington ca. year old Oxfordshire, England

The Cerne Abbas Giant is a hill figure near the village of Cerne Abbas in Dorset, England. Made by a turf-cut outline filled with chalk, it depicts a large, naked man, with a substantial erect penis, typically described as a giant, wielding a club. The figure is listed as a scheduled monument in the United Kingdom and the site where he stands is owned by the National Trust.  Wikipedia

Cerne Abbas Giant chalk figure, near the village of Cerne Abbas in Dorset, England. Made by a turf-cut.

Hackpen or Broad Hinton White Horse lies on the high but gentle slope of Hackpen hill just below the Ridgeway and to the right of the Broad Hinton to Marlborough Road in Swindon, Wiltshire, England

Hackpen or Broad Hinton White Horse lies on the high but gentle slope of Hackpen hill just below the Ridgeway and to the right of the Broad Hinton to Marlborough Road in Swindon, Wiltshire, England

Westbury White Horse or Bratton White Horse, Salisbury Plain, England - located just below an Iron Age hill fort, it is the oldest of several white horses carved in Wiltshire. It was restored in 1778, an action which may have obliterated a previous horse occupying the same slope thought to commemorate King Alfred's victory over the Vikings.

Westbury White Horse or Bratton White Horse, Salisbury Plain, England - located…

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