• Cranborne Chase & Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership, Shears Building, Stone Lane Industrial Estate, Wimborne, BH21 1HD  Tel: 01725 517417

The Cranborne Chase & Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership (LP) is an exciting five-year Heritage Lottery funded scheme aimed at supporting activities which conserve or enhance the cultural and natural heritage of the area or help people to understand and appreciate its special qualities.

Road from Dinton to Wylye

The scheme aims to support:

Large scale projects, linked to wildlife and heritage improvements, a archaeological pioneer volunteer programme, virtual reality at historic sites - to see how they may have looked and meet key characters from the past, woodland clusters, improving the River Ebble, countryside skills training, celebrating local artists and traditional local crafts.

Smaller scale projects, including enriching a community’s verge flora, for example, restoring a village pond, developing a star-gazing point or capturing local oral history.

“The LP scheme aims to have hundreds of pounds available for grant pots to fund projects within the LP area and get many exciting ideas off the ground,” said Roger Goulding, LP Development Officer. “Ultimately we want people to get in touch with us and that way we can drive these once-in-a-lifetime projects forward.”

Cranborne Chase & Chalke Valley Landscape Character Assessment

This Landscape Character Assessment was commissioned in 2017 by the Cranborne Chase & Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership to support a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Landscape Partnership programme, which provides grants for the conservation and enjoyment of areas of distinctive landscape character.

The study was prepared by Chris Blandford Associates (CBA).

The overall aim of the Cranborne Chase & Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme is to enable a wide range of people to engage in the conservation and enjoyment of the area’s historic, natural and cultural landscapes.

The purpose of this study is to provide a Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) of the area to inform the Partnership’s Landscape Conservation Action Plan to be submitted in support of the HLF bid.

Cranborne Chase & Chalke Valley Landscape Character Assessment (PDF, 16Mb)