White Horse of Kilburn

Local nameWhite Horse of Kilburn
LocationEngland, UK

The Kilburn White Horse, grid reference SE516813, is a hill figure cut into the hillside in the North York Moors National Park near Kilburn in North Yorkshire, England. The figure is 318 feet long by 220 ft high and covers about 1.6 acres and said to be the largest and most northerly hill figure in England.Located on the southern flank of Sutton Bank, near Roulston Scar at the edge of the Hambleton table-land, it faces south-south-west and is visible from some distance, particularly from the East Coast Main Line railway south of Thirsk, and from the A19. On a clear day, the horse is visible from north Leeds, 28 miles away on the higher ground to the west of the Vale of York.

Sutton Bank, geologically, is formed of sandstone and the horse was created by removing the topsoil and exposing the underlying rock and covering it with white limestone chips.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilburn_White_Horse

Address YO7 2, United Kingdom

Coordinates 54°13'29.288" N -1°12'46.214" E

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