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Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Great area to explore

I went for a drive through the area a couple of weeks ago - really wanted to walk but had my... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
west sussex
Superb countryside

There are plenty of locations on Cranbourne Chase for good walks. Also good for wildlife and in... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Anthony L
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26 May 2018
“Great area to explore”
27 Nov 2016
“Superb countryside”
Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is the perfect place to explore a quintessential English countryside in southern central England. Enjoy this nationally protected landscape steeped in history, offering a wealth of wildlife...more
Shears Bldg, Stone Lane Industrial Estate, Wimborne BH21 1HD, England
+44 1725 517417
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

I went for a drive through the area a couple of weeks ago - really wanted to walk but had my elderly mother and sister with me so had to drive! Wonderful little villages (Broad Chalke is particularly nice) and gorgeous views, especially from the...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

There are plenty of locations on Cranbourne Chase for good walks. Also good for wildlife and in particular Spring flowers at Fontmell. Plus, just as important, some good quality pubs for lunch or dinner.

1  Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Fabulous scenery to drive and walk through with some lovely little villages along the way. Take your camera - you'll need it!

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

An amazing part of th century. Fab walking, great landscapes unspoilt and traditional villages. A hidden and beautiful part of Britain, and nice that it hasn't yet been totally touristified. Good range of places to stay and visit. Fascinating natural history and good local food...More

2  Thank CaptainBlackmore
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Pentridge is a small village situate in the middle of Cranborne Chase, reached by turning off the Salisbury/Blandford road, along a winding 'no through road'. Drive to the 'T' junction, turn right, and proceed to the end, possibly parking on the grass verge towards the...More

3  Thank Jonibee45
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Everyone has their own view of what is 'Gods own country' but if you like big skies, some ancient history, fields of ripening corn, villages with lovely pubs and long walks, wildlife and birds a plenty you won’t be disappointed. Not suitable for coach parties...More

1  Thank MrDartmoor
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We had a fantastic walk in the Nadder Valley over Xmas - it's one of the walks featured on the AONB's 'Discover Nadder' website - the walk from Burcombe around the punch bowl. The scenery was absolutely stunning, and the map and directions from the...More

1  Thank Harry B
Reviewed 17 December 2014

The whole area between Salisbury, Shaftesbury, Warminster and Wimborne is full of the best pubs in the world. With lovely countryside to roam around in and some fascinating places to visit, there is no end of ways in which to work up an appetite and...More

3  Thank David B
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