Formed from 80 million-year-old chalk, White Horse Hill is a natural playground dotted with ancient sites and steeped in mythology. In summer, its chalk grassland is alive with butterflies, bees and wildflowers. From the car park, walk diagonally uphill, crossing a road to reach the iron age hill fort at Uffington Castle. Explore the castle then continue through a gate on to the Ridgeway. Turn left then left again, descending steeply to the right of the white horse, first carved here in the bronze age. Below and left is Dragon Hill, the legendary site of St George’s battle. Follow paths down the dry valley of the Manger, turning left at the bottom and following the road back to the car park. Woodfired pizzas and views of the horse await at the Fox & Hounds in Uffington.