Milk Hill, at 294 m (965 ft) tall, is the second highest chalk hill in the UK and the highest point in the county of Wiltshire. It is also the highest summit of a ridge that runs 50 km from the South Downs, across the Chilterns into Wiltshire. A route to the summit can be made from the car park located on a minor road between Lockeridge and Alton Barnes.
Located nearby is Alton Barnes White horse, a chalk hill figure approximately 180 feet high and 160 feet long, cut in 1812. Views from the summit extend as far as the Mendips and Cotswolds. In good conditions, the Black Mountains in Wales can also be seen.
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|294 m (965 ft)||England||Wiltshire|
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