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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Enjoy the Chilterns vibrant ARTS & CRAFTS scene, with a year round programme of exhibitions, from Bucks Art Weeks to rural art trails, open studios and art in the outdoors.

SEE HERE for ideas and inspiration.

The Beacons of the Past Chilterns LiDAR Portal is now ready! Log on and see what archaeology you can discover! Click here.


Chalk, Cherries and Chairs

Several projects have now launched and we are recruiting volunteer surveyors and researchers to help us discover ancient routeways and accurately map the state of nature in The Chilterns. We are also beginning to book in events for our brand new Chilterns Summer Festival in June 2020!


The Chilterns
Arts & Crafts
Chilterns LiDAR
Chalk, Cherries & Chairs

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

15 January 2020

This could be nature's fate if current plans for HS2 continue. Download @wildlifetrusts new report on the impact of HS2 on Nature. 

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What's on

Routes to the Past Talk & Research Workshop

04 Feb 2020
Summary: How to get involved in this Chalk Cherries Chairs Project

Nature Tots

11 Feb 2020
Summary: Join this monthly preschool group at College Lake for nature discovery, games and more!

Nature Tots

13 Feb 2020
Summary: Join this monthly preschool group at College Lake for nature discovery, games and more!

Home Sweet Home

18 Feb 2020
Summary: Family fun for 6-11year old learning about the local wildlife at College Lake

Happy Farm Animals

18 Feb 2020
Summary: Family fun for 3-5 year olds learning about the different animal families at College Lake

Adult pond dipping workshop for beginners

19 Feb 2020
Summary: Have a go at pond dipping at College Lake and see what creatures are living there!

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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