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“Just beautiful!”
Review of Pewsey White Horse

Pewsey White Horse
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Salisbury Plain Experience Off-Road Tour
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“Just beautiful!”
Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

Perfect for every one. Family picnic or romantic walk it's a great place to go. So much natural beauty to take in whether your walking, running or biking you will love you time there :)

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“A game of spot the horse unless you have os maps app...”
Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

As with many of the wiltshire horses you have to play spot the horse, so take a passenger! There's a great website listing them all think its wiltshirewhitehorses.org.uk . The os map references are really helpful...

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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“another pretty place”
Reviewed 4 October 2013

again no signs to the horse, but it is close to the top part of the road so its not so hard to find but it is fairly small and very steep. only a layby to park in from what we could find. the road isnt busy but it is very fast so keep kids right by you. take a picnic and take in the views.

Visited October 2013
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“Beautiful natural country side”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

No money needed, picnic packed hours of fun. Children or no children, either is just as magical. Great way of keeping fit. Always places to park and walk or if your local to Pewsey walk from home. My family is having an adventure in Wiltshire by visiting all the white horses and taking photos great fun. I am one or free outdoors stuff and the horses are a must see

Visited July 2013
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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“Wiltshire's second most recent horse, high above Pewsey”
Reviewed 2 June 2013

I drive topside of this horse about three or four times per month on the unclassified road between Pewsey and Everlieigh. Its precise grid reference is SU 171 580. It is the second most recent of Wiltshire's eight horses and was carved out in 1937 to commemorate the Coronation of George VI. As with Devizes' Millennium Horse, it was carved to replace a much earlier figure dating to 1785. The earlier figure disappeared from view quite soon after its carving due to the landowner refusing access to local villagers to perform regular maintenance.

The Pewsey Horse measures 30 meters long by 11 meters tall and sits on an incline of about 30 degrees making it not the easiest to see clearly.

The newer horse was carved in 1937 by a George Marples, a local historian who was at the time researching Wiltshire's horses and as such, was approached by the locals as they wanted a permanent commemoration of the forthcoming Coronation. The simplest option was to "find" and resurrect the 1785 carving but it was almost impossible to determine its exact location and in the end, the easiest option was to carve a new figure.

Pewsey Fire Brigade actually performed the cutting, under instruction from Mr Marples and the horse lies above and to the left of where the older horse still lies. The horse did feature the date of "1937" immediately above its back; it has been regularly scoured but the date numbers have long since faded into obscurity.

Pewsey horse is best viewed from the A345 Salisbury Road where there is a close by parking area or it can be reached via public footpaths from Pewsey.

Visited May 2013
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