The Chilterns Conservation Board and Hobbs of Henley are running a series of cruises starting on 24th July. Discover the wildlife of the River Thames by boat on a 90 minute voyage from Henley-on-Thames. An expert guide will help you identify what you see. see here for more details

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)

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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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More about the Chilterns

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

Wildlife Cruises on the River Thames
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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

23 July 2018

Five-year-old school girl, Isla Wood, from Studley Green in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is on a mission to help care for the environment and change the habits of her friends, family and local community.

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What's on

What's on at the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust

01 Aug 2018 10:00 to 31 Aug 2018 00:00
Summary: Find out what's on at the BBOWT this summer!

Things to do in the Chilterns

13 Aug 2018 10:00 to 07 Sep 2018 00:00
Summary: Here's some of our favourite things to do in the Chilterns

Hobbs of Henley Wildlife Cruise

28 Aug 2018 15:00 to 16:15
Summary: Discover the river wildlife around Henley on a cruise with Hobbs

Watlington Environment Group - Beacons of the Past talk

31 Aug 2018
Summary: Join Dr Wendy Morrison as she talks about the 3.5 year National Lottery-supported exploration into the hillforts and prehistoric landscapes of the Chilterns.

Beacons of the Past Launch Event

15 Sep 2018 15:30 to 19:30
Summary: Iron Age Demonstrations, prehistoric cooking and conservation activities to mark the commencement of the Beacons of the Past project

Chilterns Heritage Festival by the Chiltern Society

22 Sep 2018 10:00 to 06 Oct 2018 00:00
Summary: Celebrate our local heritage and connect with the past

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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