Welcome to Cranborne Chase National Landscape

20th November 2023

Today marks the start of a new chapter in the story of Cranborne Chase and all designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (National Landscapes) across England and Wales.

The new name of ‘National Landscape’ reflects our national importance: the vital contribution we make to protect the nation from the threats of climate change, nature depletion and the wellbeing crisis, whilst also creating greater understanding and awareness for the work of the whole National Landscapes family.

This is a significant milestone for the UK and the next step in fully realising our vision to be the leading exemplars of how thriving, diverse communities can work with and for nature in the UK: restoring ecosystems, providing food, storing carbon to mitigate the effects of climate change, safeguarding against drought and flooding, whilst also nurturing people’s health and wellbeing.

Downs near Berwick St John
A view of the downs near Berwick St John. ©Jamie Randall

National Landscapes are places where people live and work and come to breathe. Places where our stories come to life.

Discover the story of the UK’s National Landscapes and find out more about the work they do.