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Chale & Blackgang

Chale & Blackgang

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Smugglers Haven

Located at the foot of St Catherine's Down, Chale is a village with 3 manor houses recorded in the Domesday Book, with its parish church St Andrew's founded in 1114.

The coast around Chale is famous for a large number of shipwrecks which of course attracted the attention of smuggler gangs, which legends suggest might be the origin of the hamlet of Blackgang's name.

Most of Blackgang village has fallen into the sea over the past 150 years and plucky visitors can even observe parts of Blackgang Chine theme park that have been abandoned as the attraction has gradually moved inland over the decades.



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Educational Resources for Chale & Blackgang

The following Chale & Blackgang educational resources are FREE to use when you book your trip with Education Destination. Some include pre or post-visit classroom work, others are on-site activities. All are accompanied by detailed Teacher Notes and some even have sample lesson plans!

Prepared by our expert team of teachers with local Island knowledge, each resource addresses a specific National Curriculum topic. Click on any image for full details.

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