This is without doubt the most photogenic of Wiltshire’s famous white horses, because you can get such a good angle on it from the neighbouring hill; the ridges in the hills catch low evening sunlight beautifully, adding wonderful depth to compositions.
2. King Alfred’s Tower
The National Trust property and gardens of Stourhead are very popular, but you’d be missing out if you didn’t nip around the corner to King Alfred’s Tower, a folly built in 1772 to commemorate the end of the Seven Years’ War against France.
3. Alton Barnes
The second biggest white horse in the county is just outside the village of Alton Barnes. It was commissioned in 1812 by local farmer Robert Pile and the design is based on the one at Cherhill. You'll find there are good compositions from the fields below.
Being the oldest white horse in the county, and an impressive 55-metres tall, the Westbury white horse has more historical interest than its cousin at Cherhill, but is harder to photograph as you can’t get a good elevated angle. The effort though is well worth it.
5. The Ox Drove, Win Green Hill
Most people stay at the base of the hill at Win Green to shoot the impressive clump of beech trees on the top but climb the hill and walk past the trees to Ox Drove, an ancient track that winds into the distance forming a strong lead-in line.
6. Lower Moor Farm
In the north of the county is the Lower Moor Farm nature reserve, which forms part of the Cotswold Water park. There are three lakes there worth visiting, of which Mallard Lake, a designated SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest), is especially photogenic.
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