Learn to scythe

Modern, light scythes are an excellent tool for managing meadows, nature reserves, orchards and other grassland sites. The Chilterns Conservation Board is running several scything training courses this summer:

9 July Learn how to scythe

30 July Meadow haymaking by scything

3 Sept  Scything rough vegetation 

Glow Worm Walks

Join an expert on a late evening walk to see some of the most unusual inhabitants of the Chilterns, neon-bright glow worms shining in the grass at Aston Rowant Reserve nr Watlington.  

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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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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.

How to get here
More about the Chilterns
Learn to Scythe
Meet a Glow Worm
The Chilterns

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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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: 3 July 2016

Learn how to Scythe

Date: 9 July 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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