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Heritage walks in the Cranborne Chase

Heritage walks in the Cranborne Chase

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Drinks
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

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…
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What we’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…

What else you should know

Please contact me (Jasper) if you have any questions; (mobile): 07811345390

What I’ll provide

Soft drinks
Also bring some light 'nibbles' in case you get peckish; there are some village shops in the area

What to bring

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

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

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 keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. General interest in the countryside and acquiring knowledge

What to bring

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

More tips

Please contact me (Jasper) if you have any questions; (mobile): 07811345390

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

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Heritage walks in the Cranborne Chase
New experience
£10/person
New experience
£10/person