ChalkEscape Walking Festival

ChalkEscape Walking Festival 2021 – Update

The 2021 ChalkEscape Walking Festival is scheduled to take place this spring, from 20-30th May.

We hope to be able to run a number of guided events and activities, however this is dependent on guidance from the government.  A decision on whether or not guided events can go ahead will be made around 12th April, so please watch this space.

With COVID-19 still restricting everyone’s movements, and with uncertainty over when we can start meeting outdoors in groups again, we are exploring a number of options including guided walks and activities, as well as virtual, online and self-guided events. 

With thanks to our volunteers all these events are designed to help you rediscover this beautiful area, and will be advertised here in due course.

In the meantime we are seeking your help to design new walks and create new routes – so if you have a favourite walk you are willing to share, or if you would like to join our Route Checkers Team to check and report back on one of our existing routes, please get in touch with Rachel – rachellimb@cranbornechase.org.uk or call her on 07880 488410.


Boasting a stunning heritage landscape with wonderful open vistas and woodland, criss-crossed by ancient ways and miles of footpaths and bridleways, Cranborne Chase and the Chalke Valley offer a wealth of opportunities to escape to the great outdoors.