Uffington, Oxfordshire, SN7 7UK
It’s annoyingly hard to get a good photo of the horse from anywhere near the horse itself! Despite this, it’s a fantastic place for an energetic walk with stunning views. This is not an easy walk as there is lots of rough terrain and steep paths (it is a hill after all). We learnt the hard way, this is not a site for taking a pushchair. I REALLY wish we’d had the carrier with us this day as littlest child was not at all happy about being bumped all over the place.
In addition to the horse, the views and the wildlife there is also a castle (well Iron Age fort) that is the highest point in Oxfordshire. Dragon Hill is where St George slew the dragon, if legend is to be believed. I can think of a few knights who would love running around re-enacting that.
There are lots of walks and cycle paths around the estate. Have a look at the website for details where you can also find an audio tour you can download. There are also a couple of other NT properties you can visit whilst you’re here.
There is a picnic area near the car park but of course you can picnic on the hill as well. Be warned, there are a lot of sheep on the site so be careful where you step.
Entry – Free
Parking – £2 up to two hours, £4 all day. Free for NT members. There isn’t a vast car park though
Toilets – None
Food – Picnics welcome