Cherhill White Horse 7-7-24

On a day with uncertain forecast, 7 of us (plus Bill) set off from the Smallgrain picnic site on the North Wessex downs.

The shifting cloud stayed with us throughout, casting shadows on the undulating grass downland with its array of chalkland flora.

A brief visit to the lovely little church at Capstone Wellington of 13th centuary origins, before gradual ascent to the Lansdowne monument, a focal point throughout the walk.

The stone obelisk was erected in 1845 by the 3rd marquis of Lansdowne. Our lunch stop was taken here in sunshine on a sheltered bank with some interesting views and the Cherhill white horse, one of the eight remaining Wiltshire white horse hill figures.

The final descent bought us back along the old Roman road to our starting point.

Many thanks to Steve for putting on a brilliant walk and for doing the report and to Bill F. for the photographs. Plus those who turned up, GOC wouldn't be the fantastic club it is without you.

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