Calstone & Cherhill Downs is a beautiful area of chalk downland known for its rare butterflies and wild orchids. At the top of Cherhill Down is the Iron Age hillfort of Oldbury Castle, while on the slope of the Down is the Cherhill White Horse hill figure. Another highlight is the Lansdowne Monument, a Victorian obelisk erected by the Marquis of Lansdowne in memory of his ancestor. A4, Cherhill, Wiltshire, England, SN11 8UY
The Cherhill White Horse is the second-oldest white horse hill figure in Wiltshire, cut into the chalk of Cherhill Down in 1780 by a local doctor named Christopher Allsop. Tradition says that Allsop shouted instructions to his workers through a large speaking trumpet from a command post at the foot of the hill. Cherhill Down, Cherhill, Wiltshire, England
Attraction Type: Countryside - Hill Figure Heritage Rating:?
Heritage Highlight: 2nd oldest chalk figure in Wiltshire
Savernake Forest is a former royal hunting ground and the only privately-owned forest in Britain, with a history going back to least the 10th century. Highlights include the Big Belly Oak, over 1,00 years old, and the Grand Avenue, laid out by Capability Brown in the 18th century and the longest avenue in England at 4.2 miles. A346, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, SN8 4ND
A series of medieval strip lynchets line the side of a steep-sided valley known as The Coombes, on the edge of Hinton Parva village. The Coombes is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its chalk grassland habitat, offering a home to Chalkland Blue butterflies. Bodyhorse Hill, Hinton Parva, Wiltshire, England, SN4 0DH