All of our Chilterns Conservation Board news, position statements and press releases can be found via this page, plus downloadable logos, images, and Chilterns AONB facts and figures. For further quotes or interviews, you’ll find contact details below.
About the Chilterns AONB
The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers 833 square kilometres across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. The many rare species and habitats, rolling chalk hills, magnificent beechwoods and wildflower-rich hills are just some of the special features of the Chilterns, which are enjoyed by local people and visitors alike.
There are few landscapes which could claim to have as much recreational opportunity as the Chilterns, the extensive network of well-signposted footpaths and bridleways make it easy to explore the area by foot or bicycle. There are also lots of countryside sites where you can relax, enjoy the scenery, have a picnic, or take a walk. With 1.6 million people living within 8km and ten million people living within an hour, the Chilterns is one of the most accessible protected landscapes in Europe.
England’s AONBs and Historic England have signed a joint statement outlining their ambition and intent to work together to conserve and enhance the historic and cultural environment of England’s 34 AONBs.
The assets below can be downloaded for use in press and media and any publications relating to the Chilterns AONB. Please ensure that you credit the copyrights mentioned in the image title. Do contact us if you’d like a higher resolution version of any of the images or alternative map views.
Aerial footage of the Chilterns AONB
Click below to view aerial footage of the Chilterns countryside on YouTube, Credit: Hedley Thorne.
From gorgeous chalk grassland meadows teaming with butterflies and wildflowers to rolling hills; historic pubs to stately homes; and ancient woodlands to villages, the Chilterns has some fantastic film locations. In fact Buckinghamshire is the most filmed county in England.
The Chilterns AONB doesn’t own any land, so you will need to obtain permission for filming from the landowners of your chosen location or the town or parish councils.
Browse the Market Towns section of this website, as many pages have a list of renowned Film and TV locations.
Outstanding Chilterns Magazine
Outstanding Chilterns is our annual magazine. Read conservation and wildlife stories, interviews, project updates, volunteering opportunities, inclusive countryside news and keep up with Chilterns experiences and events.
Read it online below or contact us if you’d like a hard copy.
These Chilterns AONB logos represent the area, and can be used on the cover of any publication whose contents relate to the AONB and issues within it.
Please use them for publications and presentations about partnership work with us. E.g. on publicity for your event in the Chilterns Walking Festival.
They should be placed at the bottom of the page in a white strip so that they stand out clearly, and there should be no text printed beneath the logo. On interpretation boards it may be more convenient to use them near the top, underneath the main title.
Contact our communications team if you require any further guidance about using the logos.
The Chilterns AONB Management Plan 2019-2024 contains a comprehensive summary of the key issues facing the AONB and the management policies and actions needed to conserve this special place. The involvement of a wide range of organisations is essential in achieving the Plan’s aims over the next five years.
A selection of some of the best walks in the Chilterns, from short easy strolls to all day walks, and all through beautiful scenery. The best way to shake off the cobwebs, enjoy tranquil surroundings and burn a few calories!
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