Cranborne Chase - A Secret Landscape is 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 which became known as ‘The Chase’. It remains a landscape which provides a painting of its past with open chalk downland, wide expansive skies, dramatic escarpments and panoramic viewpoints. 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 with ancient woodlands which have moulded this area into an atmospheric landscape where nature and humanity live hand in hand.
In this book Roger Lane traces elements of the region’s history, occasionally with personal anecdotes adding to the interest. He and Roger Holman are acclaimed photographers with an intimate knowledge of the area. Here their photography provides images to inform and delight both visitors and residents alike.