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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:11 pm 
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Hi,

This is my first day in here although I've been posting to various other forums for the past 10 years.

I live near Devizes, Wiltshire, a short walk from one of the famous White Horses, hence my nickname. I've just started a walking business/B&B, which I've posted about in the appropriate forum.

I love walking although I'm a bit rubbish on hills. Very slow, but maybe I just need more practice.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:50 pm 
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Hi Sue

Welcome to the forum.

You live in a great area of the country and it sounds like you're living the lifestyle most of us dream about - well I do anyway - making a living from walking and/or running a small business for walkers would be great.

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Hello White Horse Walker (sue) - that's a great name - Just out of interest have you ever walked all the White Horse's in the UK? That would be a good challenge.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:55 am 
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I've walked 9, 8 of which are in Wiltshire. I must find out where all the rest are. As you say, a good challenge. :D

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Hi and welcome to forum. I once did the South Downs Way way back in 1984 (watch for my account on my Micro-Site in the coming months) There is one on the South Downs called "The Long Man" of Wilmington, which is a figure holding two staffs.

Have you visited the White Horse of Kilburn.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:23 am 
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I would have visited The Long Man of Wilmington as a child - spent all our holidays with relatives in Sussex. I have visited the Cerne Abbas Giant too. Of course, they're not white horses but let's not be picky!! They're related, after all.

I don't know about the Kilburn one - will check that out.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:29 pm 
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This is the White Horse of Kilburn, WHW. A photo of when I did the White Rose Walk in April 1983 and one me and my mate had a blizzard storm on the Drover's road near Whitestones. The Mouseman shop of Kilburn is worth a visit, if only look to at the furniture and not the prices :shock:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:37 pm 
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That's one massive horse!

This is my nearest one:



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Great photo, whw. However on the subject of snow, this is one when me & my mate did the Rosedale Circuit back in March 1985. This is a rather white camp-site at Rosedale Abbey than a white horse. Crazy days when I was a bit younger.
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I love snow - but we don't get too much of it down this way.

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And this is the Long Man of Wilmington Hill, East Sussex on the South Downs Way.
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White Horse Walker wrote:
I love snow - but we don't get too much of it down this way.
I agree and we don't get the winters now like we did years ago. Best ones were 1963 and 1976/77, although the North Pennines still gets it's fair share being on higher ground.


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We have a website all about the Wiltshire White Horses - have just seen there's a page about the others too.


http://wiltshirewhitehorses.org.uk/others.html

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