Flagship projects

Flagship projects

Our work on our core issues, such as habitat restoration and climate change, is realised through our Flagship Projects.

The Chilterns Conservation Board (CCB) and its team of staff work tirelessly on core issues like managing our landscapes, influencing planning and development, promoting sustainability, engaging communities, and combatting climate change. Some of this work is realised through specific projects. We identify, plan and obtain financing for work that looks at relevant or detailed aspects of conserving the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Our projects have spanned a wide range of subjects over the years (from iron age hillforts to promoting local businesses), with many successes for nature, heritage and communities. Read all about our current and past projects below.

Our guiding tool is the Chilterns AONB Management Plan, which sets out the vision, policies and actions for the management of the AONB from 2019 to 2024, helping all those with a responsibility for the AONB to care for it for current and future generations. From influencing planning applications to uncovering prehistoric remains, instigating wildlife surveys to protecting rare chalk streams, all that we do is driven by our Management Plan.

Explore our Projects

DEFRA Access for All funding

Making our protected landscapes more accessible to people of all ages and abilities and from all backgrounds.

Chilterns Heritage and Archaeology Partnership (CHAP)

The Chilterns landscapes and the habitats they support are conserved, enhanced, and sustainably managed in balance with the protection and enjoyment of their archaeological legacy.

Chalk, Cherries & Chairs

The fascinating heritage of the Central Chilterns provides a wealth of opportunities to explore, conserve, protect and celebrate our landscape.


Chalkscapes is an exciting new partnership project designed to inspire people to understand and care for the North Chilterns’ chalk landscape.

Chilterns Chalk Streams Project

A partnership of agencies, organisations and volunteers all committed to conserving our threatened chalk streams and the wildlife they hold.

Chalk Streams and Wetland Meadows Project

Funded by the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, the project combined practical restoration with education and engagement focussing on chalk streams and wetland habitats.

Farming in Protected Landscapes

Supporting the farmers, land managers and people who live and work in the AONB to help protect nature and heritage.

Mend the Gap

Enhancing the areas of the Chilterns and North Wessex Downs AONBs that have been impacted by the Great Western Railway.

Open for Business: Promoting tourism in the central Chilterns

A three-year programme to build a vibrant visitor economy in the Central Chilterns that includes festivals, events, communications and marketing.

Beacons of the Past

Engaging and inspiring communities to discover, conserve and enjoy the Chilterns' Iron Age hillforts and their prehistoric chalk landscapes.

Past projects

An archive of our completed projects. Find out about previous conservation efforts, our successes, and opportunities we have carried forward.

River Chess Smarter Water Catchment

Making our vision for the River Chess catchment to be a jewel in the heart of the Chilterns a reality.

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Featured walks

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!
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