Experience hosted by Jasper

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

The emphasis of The Cranborne Walker is about a walking 'narrative'; the 'story' is shaped by both the natural surroundings and reflections gathered from historical figures who have been influenced by the area in which we will be walking.

The walks cover soft, springy download, woods and hills without being too arduous, and as we walk I shall point out reference-points and provide accompanying commentary: the overall purpose is to create an 'immersive' experience that meshes together history, fact (even some fiction) with the surrounding environment, while the content is designed to be enlightening without being too dry, and descriptive without being too flowery.

The level of fitness needed is suffiecient to enjoy a few hours of walking that mixes the flat with some gentle hills: the walk is not meant in any way to be a fitness test, rather a cultural excursion that aims to leave a warm glow of satisfaction as opposed to any throbbing limbs.
Other things to note
Please contact me (Jasper) if you have any questions; (mobile): 07811345390
The emphasis of The Cranborne Walker is about a walking 'narrative'; the 'story' is shaped by both the natural surroundings and reflections gathered from historical figures who have been influenced by the area in which we will be walking.

The walks cover soft, springy download, woods and hills without being too arduous, and as we walk I shall point out reference-points and provide accompanying commentary: the overall purpose is to cre…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Also bring some light 'nibbles' in case you get peckish; there are some vil...

Meet your host, Jasper

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • Identity verified
I started The Cranborne Walker two years ago, having lived in the Cranborne Chase for twenty years. During that time I have picked up a large amount of information relating to the history, geography and artistic heritage of the area as well as the fauna and flora. Additionally, as I researched I also became fascinated by the personalities connected in different ways with the area so I decided to create a 'walking narrative' that combined both people and the locale.

I have been a part-time university lecturer in London for the last ten years so researching and writing is my speciality, and before that I was a newspaper journalist. Throughout my life, I have always taken a keen interest in wildlife whether in Britain or when travelling to Africa, South America and Europe.
I started The Cranborne Walker two years ago, having lived in the Cranborne Chase for twenty years. During that time I have picked up a large amount of information relating to the history, geography and artistic heritage of the area as well as the fauna and flora. Additionally, as I researched I also became fascinated by the personalities connected in different ways with the area so I decided to create a 'walking narrative' that combined both people and the locale.

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Where you'll be

Larmer Tree Gardens; Rushmore Park; Bronze Age tumuli and other eartheworks; the sarcophagus containing the ashes of the 'father' of modern British archaeology, General Augustus Lane-Fox-Pitt-Rivers; Bowerchalke; Martin Down protected area and WH Hudson's mythical 'Winterbourne Bishop' village; Marleycombe Down where William Golding and James Lovelock devised the 'Gaia' philosophy; grave of Sir William Golding.

Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bring snack-bars to 'nibble' and light rain-proof coats