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 programme. Earlier this year a huge amount of progress was made with the help of the Royal Engineers and the Army Cadet Force who filled builder’s bags that were removed by Royal Navy helicopter.    

Local contractors Gregorys are now being brought in to bag up the remaining scalpings, which will then be taken off in two separate lifts by Veritair helicopters who have previous experience in this field.

Chairman of the Osmington White Horse Restoration Group, Geoff Codd said: “our aim has always been to remove the stone scalpings from the hillside by the end of this autumn, and we are then intending to move on to the next stage of the project preparing for the restoration of the outline of the figure.”