Chase & Chalke Landscape Partnership
The Chase & Chalke Landscape Partnership is a group of organisations working to protect and enhance the special landscape of Cranborne Chase and Chalke Valley. With Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) as the lead partner, and with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, this 5-year partnership is working with local communities to better connect people with the landscape.
Working together, the partnership's aim is to deliver twenty projects which focus across the Chase & Chalke Landscape Partnership area, providing benefits to individuals, communities, heritage and the landscape. The scheme has three themes; Natural Landscape, Historic Landscape and Cultural Landscape each with a diverse range of projects to build stronger connections with the landscape and with each other.
Comprising an area of 254 square kilometres the Chase & Chalke area is a dramatic, distinctive and historic chalk landscape with precious habitats, protected species, amazing views and stunning vistas where ‘voices in the landscape’ can still be heard. Over centuries this ancient and historic landscape has been celebrated by artists, archaeologists, scholars and writers. The area offers fantastic opportunities for walking, cycling, running, horse-riding, bird watching, river dipping, star gazing, wildlife surveys, inspiration and above all offers a deep sense of place.
For more information please visit the Chase & Chalke webpages.