Welcome. If you live, work or are planning a visit to the Chalke Valley this website is a hugely useful resource for learning about what makes this area special and discovering all about the fascinating places to stay, things to do and activities to enjoy
Straddling the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Chalke Valley stretches from Salisbury in Wiltshire to the east across to Shaftesbury, Dorset in the west. It is a beautiful and largely undiscovered area with over 20 picturesque villages along the Rivers Chalke and Ebble.
The Chalke Valley offers fantastic walking country and great cycling opportunities. Our specially designed walking and cycling routes will take you on a real journey of discovery. Trails range from the challenging, along chalk ridges with stunning views across the downs, to short leisurely strolls around several historic villages.
All routes include annotated OS maps and aerial photography with instructions and points of interest that promote the history, culture and wildlife of the area. Visitors will experience stunning views, the tranquillity of the chalk downs, historic estates and the picturesque historic villages built of traditional stone and thatch.