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Tickets now available!
18th to 24th September

The full programme and FREE tickets for the first ChalkEscape Walking Festival are now available from our website. 

Running from 18th to 24th September our "Lightfooted" festival will feature a series of safe, socially distanced walks, taking in some of the spectacular landscapes that make up the Chase & Chalke area, with local historians, artists, actors and experts leading the walks. We have a variety of walks and other activities - from shorter walks to more strenuous routes, covering a variety of topics from archaeology to trees and forestry. There will be opportunities to develop your sketching skills and a tour of Larmer Tree Gardens, with a site-specific performance that sees General Pitt Rivers return to the pleasure gardens he created. Excitingly, we also have an online seminar that will teach you how to create your very own Sound Walks.

All the events are free, but booking/registration will be essential, and spaces strictly limited. Book tickets online here.

Read the programme on our website and book your free tickets.

Download the full programme as a PDF (2.9 MB)

We can’t wait to pull our walking boots on and hope you will join us!

Important note: All events are subject to final safety checks and are of course dependent on government guidance.  All walks will be risk assessed and Covid-19 safety precautions adhered to, including maintaining a 2m social distance and limiting numbers.  Booking is essential for all events and participants will be asked to provide telephone and email details for purposes of contact tracing.

Chase & Chalke Landscape Partnership is a National Lottery Heritage Fund project to protect, enhance and celebrate the extraordinary heritage of this special area. Learn more about our work and the wider AONB here.


COVID-19 Countryside Code

Natural England has created a shortened version of the Countryside Code for those visiting the countryside during the coronavirus pandemic. 

If you're looking for other ideas about where to explore around Cranborne Chase, we have a series of walks and viewpoints on the explore pages of our website.

We are adding more walks over the summer but we would love to hear from you if you have a particularly favourite walk that you would like to share please get in touch.

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