From the 12th April you too could be here…. Sam & Mabel our shepherds huts and our self catering cottages The Smithy and Wheelwrights will soon to awaken from their long slumber. Drink in the vivid greens of Fontmell Down and listen out for the cries of buzzards soaring above. There will be primroses on the banks.
Cranborne Chase AONB was designated an International Dark Sky Reserve in October 2019
Cranborne Chase became the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the country to be designated in its entirety as an International Dark Sky Reserve.
Some people are lucky enough to recognise ‘the Plough’, but for others, seeing stars and their constellations is often impossible because of light pollution. Here in Cranborne Chase we can see the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy, if the clouds allow!
When we are able to open again, rest assured, we will be doing everything here to keep you safe. All areas and items have been sanitised with Electrox sterilising water which acts 80 times faster than bleach without the harsh chemicals. You can find out more about Electrox here.