Cranborne Chase is mainly chalk downland covering parts of the counties of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. It is adjacent to Salisbury Plain and the West Wiltshire Downs in the north, and the Dorset Downs to the south west. The slope of the hills faces the Blackmore Vale to the west, and to an extent the Vale of Wardour to the north. An area of 379 square miles (981 square kilometres) of the Cranborne Chase and the West Wiltshire Downs has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the sixth largest AONB in the country. The highest point is Win Green, in Wiltshire, at 910 ft (277 m).
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