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Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Some of the best unspoiled views in the south of England. Great for walking, picnics or just a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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 May 26, 2018
west sussex
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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 Minster BH21 1HD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the best unspoiled views in the south of England. Great for walking, picnics or just a short stop.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank localgirlWestSussex
Reviewed November 27, 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.

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Anthony L
Reviewed June 10, 2016

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

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed April 25, 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

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank captainblackmore
Reviewed April 23, 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

Date of experience: April 2016
4  Thank Jonibee45
Reviewed October 9, 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

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank MrDartmoor
Reviewed January 5, 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

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Harry B
Reviewed December 17, 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

Date of experience: December 2014
4  Thank davidbE542SW
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