Walking the White Horses: Wiltshire’s White Horse Trail on Foot


Author: David Clensy
Published: David Clensy 2023
Paperback: 140 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978864360187

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Father and son publish account of 93-mile walk around Wiltshire’s White Horses
In the summer of 2023, David Clensy set off on a long walk – seeking to tackle the 93 miles of Wiltshire’s White Horse Trail, joined in the adventure by his wide-eyed 10-year-old son, Charlie. Walking the White Horses, a work of narrative non-fiction, which is published in November 2023, follows their progress as they make their way from horse to horse. The book takes the reader on a lyrical and entertaining meander through the natural wonders of southern England’s chalk downland environment, its people, heritage and wildlife. Along the way the author explores the story of these striking equine hill figures and the role they have played in the cultures, belief systems and lived experiences of Wiltshire folk across the centuries.

David Clensy, a writer and former newspaper journalist from Trowbridge, said: “The white horses are iconic features of Wiltshire’s chalk downlands – symbolic of humanity’s shaping of the natural landscape to reflect our passions for wildlife throughout history. The book celebrates both the natural world we experienced on the walk and the heritage treasures carved into our landscape.”

Additional information

Weight .233 kg
Dimensions 22.8 × 15.3 × 1 cm

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