Westbury White Horse
Climb to Westbury Hill and visit the Westbury White Horse on this circular walk near Bratton in Wiltshire. The striking hill figure is 180 feet (55 m) tall and 170 feet (52 m) wide and has been adopted as a symbol for the town of Westbury, appearing on welcome signs and the logo of its tourist information centre. It is also considered a symbol for Wiltshire as a whole. From the viewpoint on Westbury Hill there are wonderful views over the Salisbury Plain and the surrounding Wiltshire countryside.
You can start the walk from the car park just to the south of the site near Bratton. Then follow the footpaths north to the lovely viewpoint. You can then pick up other paths along the ridge to the Iron Age hillfort of Bratton Camp. Habitats include extensive chalk grassland where you can look out for the Adonis Blue Butterfly.
The White Horse Trail,Wessex Ridgeway Trail and the Imber Range Perimeter Path all pass the hill so you could easily pick up these long distance footpaths to extend your walk. The White Horse Trail is of particular interest. The waymarked circular trail starts at the Westbury White Horse and runs through Pewsey, Marlborough, Broad Town, Cherhill, Devizes, Steeple Ashton and Bratton. It also visits the Cherhill White Horse.
Heading south along the Imber Range Perimeter Path will take you over Upton Cow Down to Warminster. You could start the walk from Warminster and follow the trail to the White Horse as an alternative route.
Westbury White Horse PostcodeBA13 4TA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Westbury White Horse Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Westbury White Horse Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Westbury White Horse OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Westbury White Horse Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Westbury White Horse Pubs/Cafes
Head west from the viewpoint and you can enjoy refreshments at the Horse & Groom in Westbury. They do good food and a have a decent garden area to sit outside in on warmer days. You can find it at 18 Alfred St with a postcode of BA13 3DY for your sat navs.
You could also had into nearby Bratton village where there's The Duke of Bratton. You can find it on Melbourne Street at postcode BA13 4RW.
Westbury White Horse Dog Walking
The hills and surrounding countryside are a popular place for dog walkers so you'll probably see other owners on your visit. The Horse and Groom mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
For more walking ideas in the area see the Wiltshire Walks page.