Chilterns Walking Festival

The Spring 2019 Walking Festival will take place 18th May - 2nd June!

The programme includes over 70 guided walks, events and activities covering the whole of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

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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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Chalk, Cherries and Chairs

We are thrilled to announce that our Chalk, Cherries & Chairs Landscape Partnership Scheme, the largest ever conservation project in the Chilterns, has been awarded £2 million thanks to money raised by National Lottery Players!

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Find out the latest about our HLF-supported Chilterns Hillfort project, from our research design to volunteer opportunities and see how you can get involved! Click here.

Photo: Sharpenhoe Clappers, Bedfordshire (credit John Morris)

Meet some of the Chilterns Food and Drink producers during the Chilterns Walking Festival, with a range of events from farm walks to brewery tours. See here.

Photo: Brakspear's microbrewery in Henley-on-Thames

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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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25 March 2019

Running from Saturday 18th May to Sunday 2nd June 2019, the programme includes over 70 guided walks, events and activities covering the whole of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


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What's on

Walk of the week - Walk on Commons near Nettlebed

29 Mar 2019
Summary: 3 Circular walks (10.5 miles, 11.5 miles and 17 miles)

Walk of the week - Rickmansworth Waterways

05 Apr 2019
Summary: 3 miles (allow 2 hours)

Easter craft sessions at Ashridge Estate

08 Apr 2019
Summary: Ashridge Estate is getting crafty this Easter!

Hillforts: Introduction to LiDAR Workshop 7, High Wycombe

10 Apr 2019 10:00 to 12:00
Summary: An introductory workshop on LiDAR Survey and its use for archaeology

Spot the signs of Spring at Ashridge Estate

10 Apr 2019 10:30 to 12:30
Summary: Walk around the wood to spot the signs of Spring

Hillforts: Introduction to LiDAR Workshop 8, High Wycombe

10 Apr 2019 13:00 to 15:00
Summary: An introductory workshop on LiDAR Survey and its use for archaeology


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!

Volunteering

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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