An area of outstanding natural beauty

The Chiltern Hills stretch from the River Thames in Oxfordshire to Hitchin in Hertfordshire and are nationally-protected as some of the finest countryside in the UK. They're a fantastic place to explore all year round.

Bluebell Woods

The annual spectacle is arriving!

Chiltern woods are turning blue with the annual bluebell spectacle. Don't miss out on this wonderful treat - plan your visit now. Browse our interactive map for some of the best woods.

Easter Events

Easter events in the Chilterns

There is plenty to do over Easter, from wildlife cruises on the Thames to Easter egg trails through the woods. Browse our calendar for lots of fun activities!

Royal Connections

Fit for kings and queens

From Hitchin to Henley, Bradenham to Benson lots of Chiltern towns and villages have a host of connections with royalty past and present. Find out where kings courted, which place was a royal prison and who demanded eels on his visit.

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Latest News

17 April 2014

The woods are turning blue as the bluebells are brought on by warm weather


01 April 2014

17 March 2014

Latest Events

Easter Puzzle Trail

starts 5 April 2014

The famous puzzle trail at Burnham Beeches is back!

Easter Egg Trail

starts 5 April 2014

Dawn Chorus

Date: 26 April 2014

Birds of Burnham Beeches

Date: 26 April 2014

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