Vale of the White Horse
The Vale of the White Horse
is a region in the traditional country
lying between the Berkshire Downs and the River Thames
. It takes its name from the prehistoric Uffington White Horse
. Since the 1974
reorganisation of the administrative counties, the Vale has fallen under the control of Oxfordshire
for local government purposes and the name is used for the local government district covering much of the area. However, it is still considered part of Berkshire ecclesiastically and for many sports.