The re-chalking of an iconic Wiltshire white horse is due to take place in the spring of 2024.

The Cherhill White Horse, south of the village of Cherhill near Calne, will undergo a makeover in late April or early May next year.

Prior to the pandemic, the process was carried out bi-annually and is now conducted every two years following a major restoration in 2022.

Cherhill White Horse Restoration Group chair Rob Pickford said: “We are planning to re-chalk it again in April or May 2024.

“Our horse is a proper natural chalk one and we make sure we do it properly.”

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Cherhill White HorseThe Cherhill White Horse (Image: Newsquest)The restoration group is a sub-group of the Cherhill and Yatesbury Parish Council and is responsible for the upkeep of one of the oldest chalk horses in Wiltshire, carved in 1780 by Dr Christopher Alsop.

The landmark sits near the National Trust owned Lansdowne Monument but is owned and maintained by the village.

Mr Pickford added: “It takes a lot of organisation but there are plenty of volunteers and local businesses help with the cost so the community is very good.”

In the meantime, the Cherhill Scout Group will carry out weeding and the chalk will be “topped up” every now and again.

Those hoping to volunteer or donate should contact Mr Pickford on 01249 822884 or 07917048680.