County Tops of England: Wiltshire

Milk Hill: 295 metres (Grid Ref: SU104643)
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Route Statistics and Files
Start: Knap Hill Car Park Grid Ref: SU115637 Distance: 2.8 miles (4.5 km)
Climbing: 117 metres Time: 1 hour Rating: Easy
GPX Route File Google Earth File Map: 157 Marlborough and Savernake Forest
Statistics
Start: Knap Hill Car Park Grid Ref: SU115637
Distance: 2.8 miles (4.5 km) Time: 1 hour
Climbing: 117 metres Rating: Easy
GPX Route File Google Earth File
Map: 157 Marlborough and Savernake Forest
Milk Hill
Milk Hill (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

The Walk: From the car park follow the White Horse Trail in a direction west to reach the white horse. Once the sight of the chalk figure had been enjoyed continue west to Cross Dyke. From here track north on the hill to summit Wiltshire's highest point on the plateau of the hill before heading back eastwards to the start.

The Walk I Would Do: This walk looks to be a nice short circular of Milk Hill which I am sure I would enjoy. So I would do it. Then I would head north to Avebury and do my favourite Wiltshire walk.


Information: Milk Hill, located near Alton Priors east of Devizes, is the highest point in the county of Wiltshire, southwest England, at some 295m (968 ft) above sea level (the adjacent Tan Hill rises to 294 m). It is the location of the Alton Barnes white horse (a hill figure cut in 1812). On 23 August 2009, the BBC programme Countryfile featured an item on analysis by Ordnance Survey to determine whether Milk or Tan Hill is the higher. It was confirmed that Milk Hill is 26 centimetres (10.2 in) higher than Tan Hill. (Source: Wikipedia)


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