The Osmington White Horse Restoration

An Osmington Society Project

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Some of you may have heard the Veritair helicopter arrive at White Horse Farm yesterday, bang on time at 5.00pm.  But I think most residents of Osmington and Sutton Poyntz will have heard it today! It might seem like a simple task to run a helicopter back and forward – lifting bags and dropping them […]

Well the sun is shining today and all seems set fair for the transfer of the first loads of scalpings from the White Horse to the farm below, starting tomorrow.  The Veritair helicopter will be working for most of the day from about 9.00am on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd October.  As the flightpath crosses […]

Another superb day up on the White Horse! I had other distractions this morning so it was early afternoon before I made the climb – and before you ask – it was no easier! The weather was just as good though and even the wind dropped a bit later on. The Gregorys team had already […]

Well, it has been a bit quiet on the blog over recent weeks, but that is not because we haven’t been doing anything. As Geoff Codd has outlined below, the next phase has been planned, agreed and set in motion. I did spend a morning up there, back in mid-September, when the Dorset Coastal Ranger […]

During the next four weeks work will be continuing with the Osmington White Horse restoration project, following renewal of Natural England funding for this work. The aim of the current stage of the project is to remove the remainder of  the 140 tons of stone scalpings spread on the figure by the Challenge Anneka TV […]

Images taken by LAPhot Vicki Benwell from Photographic Section RNAS Yeovilton. These images are Crown Copyright.  [slideshow custom=1]

A meeting of the Osmington White Horse Restoration Group has once again reviewed progress, using the experience gained to assess the viability of a number of options that are open to us to complete this phase of the project. The Restoration Group expressed their deep appreciation for the outstanding help that has been provided by […]

Coming back to reality, after one week of being completely out of touch with that reality, brings home to me how the personal drive and enthusiasm of a small group of people can achieve so much so quickly, and provide such an interesting story for the community to tell.   As a most reluctant absentee […]

I had a day away yesterday and as I headed home, down Church Lane, I saw the effects of the heavy shower on the hillside. As expected, our “White” Horse was showing more than a hint of brown! I say “as expected” because having spent four days with my nose very close to mother earth […]

I can’t help but be impressed by the collective effort going into this! Saturday’s hard graft with the all-singing, all-working Army Cadet Force teams (what a brilliant set of kids and officers) was followed by yesterday’s appearance of a Sea King helicopter that plucked 10 builders bags full of stone scalpings from the hillside. Sgt […]