Secret Spaces in Cranborne Chase
Cranborne Chase is a chalk plateau in central southern England, boarding the counties Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. Cranborne Chase is part of the English Chalk Formation and is sits next to the Salisbury Plain, West Wiltshire Downs, Dorset Downs and the Blackmore Vale.
The landscape of Cranborne Chase is remarkably varied, its most dramatic scenery being near the boundary between Dorset and Wiltshire. This rich landscape offers stunning views, enjoyable walking routes and cycling paths plus nature spotting at Langford Lakes Nature Reserve and high-adrenaline activities including Stonehenge. Discover the pretty valleys and thatched cottages, local traditions and cosy pubs.
Make a visit to the National Trust gardens at Stourhead (as seen in the film production of Pride & Prejudice), spot peacocks wandering around The Larmer Tree gardens and learn about the area’s bloodthirsty past on a trip to the ruins of Old Wardour Castle.
Cranborne Chase is the 6th largest in the Country and one of the most rural. Escape the hustle and bustle of urban life to wild open spaces, beautiful chalk down land, and ancient woods rich in history and wildlife. Unchanged by time, this outstanding area is a paradise for outdoor types like walkers and cyclists with miles of public rights of way, trails and easy access to all the major attractions.