• Cranborne Chase AONB, Shears Building, Stone Lane Industrial Estate, Wimborne, BH21 1HD  Tel: 01725 517417

This nationally designated AONB covers 380 sq miles of countryside overlapping the boundaries of Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset.

It is a diverse landscape offering areas of rolling chalk grassland, ancient woodlands, chalk escarpments, downland hillsides and chalk river valleys each with a distinct and recognisable character. The landscapes of the AONB today, as they were in the past, are extraordinarily rich.

Cranborne Chase Downland - Cranborne Chase AONB
Little Knoll sunset - David Blake
Cow Down near Broad Chalke - CCWWD AONB
East Farm Middle Down Wiltshire - CCWWD AONB
The Larmer Tree Festival near Tollard Royal - Carolyn White
The Fovant Badges - Cranborne Chase
View from Win Green - Cranborne Chase

What makes the AONB special as described by local residents and visitors:

"Rolling downland and pretty villages which provide tranquility and opportunity for quiet recreation"

"An ancient royal hunting area now populated by small picturesque villages in a large open landscape dissected by clear rivers and streams"

Read More..