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On this walk we will get to see two white horses. The Devizes White Horse was created to celebrate the millennium and is latest major white horse hill figure in Wiltshire to be seen in the present day. The second horse is the Cherhill White Horse. It dates from the late 18th century and is the third oldest in Britain. On the walk we will past Morgan's Hill, follow the Wessex Ridgeway, pass Calstone Down and of course visit Cherhill. This walk is part of the BIG South Christmas weekend and is open to members attending the weekend and members not attending the weekend as a day walk.
What to bring
Water: bring at least one litre
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: ideally waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking. Not really suitable for trainers. There will be muddy sections.
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch
Please refer to the ODL Kit List Guidelines for further information
Food & drink
Please bring at least 1 litre of water and a packed lunch with snacks.