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

06 July 2018

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What's on

CPRE Oxfordshire AGM and Chilterns talk

21 Jul 2018
Summary: Join CPRE Oxon and Dr Jill Eyers in a fascinating talk about the Chilterns at Work: People and Industries through the Years.

Gentle Stroll - Hanging Coombe and Butterflies

07 Aug 2018 10:30 to 12:00
Summary: Visit this less well-known area of the Ashridge estate, with our knowledgeable volunteers, to see the butterflies

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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