Discover the Chalke Valley
The Local Area
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. Broad Chalke, or Broadchalke, is halfway along the Chalke Valley where the River Chalke flows into the River Ebble. The village sits on the banks of the river Ebble, which feeds the watercress beds for which Broad Chalke is noted. The tranquil villages of the Chalke Valley offer a wealth of outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy! Please follow the links below to discover more of what the Chalke Valley can offer you.
The Chalke Valley – Discover More
Cranborne Chase AONB
Official site of the ‘Cranborne Chase Area of Natural Beauty’. A comprehensive guide to the Chase, its villages and points of interest.
Discover Chalke Valley
A well organised guide, also produced by the ‘Cranborne Chase AONB’ and aimed at promoting sustainable tourism in the Chalke Valley.
Walking & Cycling
The ‘Discover Chalke Valley’ website lists some excellent walking and cycle routes around the area including maps, time and distance.
Events and Locations
The Chalke Valley Challenge
A 3km and 10km mini marathon run over a measured course on quiet country roads which undulate through some magnificent scenery.
The Chalke Valley History Festival
Held annually in Broad Chalke in June, is now an established cultural event on account its unique combination of expert speakers and living history entertainment.
Chalke Valley Stores
URC Chapel, High Road,
Broad Chalke, Wiltshire SP5 5EH
01722 780 998
FREE parking available outside
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm
Saturday 8.30am to 4pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9am to 1pm
Monday to Saturday 9am to 4.30pm
Shop, Post Office & Coffee Shop are all closed on Bank and Public Holidays
Many of the photographs used on this website have been kindly contributed by Russell Emm and Andrew Wiltshire (www.countrysidephotography.org).