Bluebell Woods

The bluebells are coming out  - Chiltern woods are carpeted in a violet-blue haze so plan your visit to this fantastic annual spectacle. We've got some suggestions on great woods to visit across the area. Don't forget your camera! 

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Walks and bike rides

Browse our interactive map for loads of great walks and cycling routes across the glorious Chilterns countryside. Long or short, easy or challenging, there's something for everyone! Download route maps and directions. 

 

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Special Trees and Woods

Many trees and woods in the Chilterns have tales to tell, of local legends, special anniversaries, royal visitors, fleeing fugitives and much more. Explore a wealth of stories via our interactive map.

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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.

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Interactive Map

Search the interactive map: select from a list of categories to bring up icons showing the location and information of walks, bike rides, places to visit, tasty local products and plenty more across the Chilterns area
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Woodland Flowers in the Chilterns

Date: 7 May 2016

Enjoy spending a day in the field exploring fields and ancient woods


Behind the Scenes at Tring

Date: 12 May 2016

Talk: Hilltop Hamlet

Date: 13 May 2016

Discover beautiful butterflies

Date: 14 May 2016


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Interested in volunteering?

If you'd like to get involved in caring for the Chilterns, or promoting its special character to the public, there are plenty of opportunities. Take a look at what's on offer - there's something to suit everyone!

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Woodland Advice

Do you own or manage a small woodland? The Chiltern Woodlands Project offers help with management plans, felling advice, surveys, grant applications and much more. Director John Morris has over 30 years experience in woodland management.

 

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