A photographic journey through one of the South's most historical and atmospheric landscapes
Cranborne Chase is an area of outstanding natural beauty in southern England, encompassing the counties of Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire.
Here royalty once came to hunt deer and other game in an area that became known as the Chase. It remains a landscape that feels like a painting of the past, with open chalk downland, wide expansive skies, dramatic escarpments and panoramic views. Renowned for its archaeological treasures, it remains largely unspoilt with its own sense of remoteness. Chalk river valleys provide a contrast with hidden villages, churches and manor houses surrounded by ancient woodlands, forming an atmospheric landscape where nature and humanity live hand in hand.
Cranborne Chase - A Secret Landscape is a photographic journey through one of the South's most historical and atmospheric landscapes. In this book Roger Lane traces elements of the region’s history, occasionally with personal anecdotes adding to the interest. Here Roger Lane and Roger Holman's photography provides images to inform and delight both visitors and residents alike.