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New Shaftesbury-Area Walking Event Is Booking Fast – Second Festival Announced

The first Cranborne Chase walking festival, Chalke Escape, takes place between the 18th and 24th September.

One of its organisers, Rachel Limb, tells Alfred that the free spaces on the walks have booked up quickly.

The festival includes a chance to ‘meet’ Pitt Rivers and tour his Larmer Tree gardens. A separate free workshop in Berwick St John will teach map reading skills for walkers.

This inaugural event has proved so popular a second festival is planned for next spring. Listen to our interview for more information and dates at 1:05 on Wednesday’s Alfred Daily.