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Cranborne Chase

Cranborne Chase, Salisbury SP5 5RP, UK



The Cranborne Chase farmer cluster is a network of farmers and landowners united by their passion for far-reaching and long-lasting environmental improvement and working hard to make improvements for wildlife such as habitat management and creation, as well as adapting their farming methods to encourage the regeneration of depleted soils and help rebuild local biodiversity networks.

Making connections with the people who enjoy this landscape as well as local community groups such as schools and conservation interest groups, is crucial to the success of the Cluster.

Wildlife does not thrive in isolation, so managing and connecting habitats across farming boundaries can deliver greater benefits.


Biodiversity Focus

Farmland birds
(particularly Corn Bunting, Lapwing, Grey Partridge and Barn Owl), arable plants, beneficial insects, brown hare, harvest mice and hedgehog

Farmers' Key Issues 

Committing to
medium and long-term changes in land use/land
management in a time of great change in agricultural
policy and support systems




Landscape Type

Arable & Livestock, Grassland

Average Farm Size

444 ha

Total Cluster Size

8440 ha




Cranborne Chase, Salisbury SP5 5RP, UK

Clare Buckerfield

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