The Chilterns needs you!

Do you love our local countryside and wildlife? Would you like to get involved in caring for it? Lots of local organisations have a wide range of volunteering opportunities - there could be something just right for you.  

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Building design guidance

Are you working on an old property in the Chilterns, or planning a new one? The Chilterns Conservation Board has produced a range of invaluable guidance to building, renovating and restoring properties in the AONB.  

Design guides





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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Latest News

29 April 2016

Changes allowing 20m telecoms masts with no planning permission in AONBs threaten our lovely landscapes

14 April 2016

05 April 2016

01 April 2016

17 March 2016

What's on

Exhibition: Historic Views of Buckinghamshire

starts 1 June 2016

Prints and drawings of historic landscapes and buildings, Bucks County Museum

50 Things Guided Walk

Date: 5 June 2016


Date: 18 June 2016

Planning and design

Find out about the Chilterns Conservation Board's work on planning issues and our position on developments which could have a major negative impact on the Chilterns AONB. The Board has also published a wide range of detailed guidance on building, restoring and renovating properties in the Chilterns.

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!


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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