With 4 railway lines, 20 stations and even an Underground line the Chilterns is easy to reach by public transport.
Where is the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)?
Lying just north-west of London, the Chilterns AONB covers 324 square miles of rolling chalk downlands, iconic riversides and ancient woodlands across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire. The area is easily accessible from major towns and cities, such as London, Oxford, Birmingham, Milton Keynes and Cambridge.
With four railway lines, 20 stations, an Underground line and numerous bus routes, the Chilterns AONB is extremely easy to reach and navigate by public transport. Many of our walking and cycling routes start and finish near railway stations, so why not plan a day out without the car?
Getting here by train
Chiltern Railways operates services between London Marylebone and Aylesbury, Banbury or Birmingham, with stops at Seer Green & Jordans, Beaconsfield, High Wycombe, Princes Risborough, Amersham, Great Missenden and Wendover.
Great Western Railways (GWR)
GWR operates services between London Paddington and Bristol, Didcot and Reading (among others), with stops at Marlow (changing at Maidenhead), Henley-on-Thames (changing at Twyford), Pangbourne, and Goring & Streatley.
London Northwestern Railway
London Northwestern Railway operates services between London Euston and Milton Keynes or Birmingham, stopping at Berkhamsted and Tring.
Thameslink Great Northern
Use our interactive map (see below) to find your perfect day out. Once you are here, there is a huge choice of places to go and routes to take. Browse our map to find attractions and things to do, plan your travel routes or walks and ride, and to look for places to eat or stay.
Hire a bike and see the Chilterns at a slower pace. You can hire bikes from Chilterns Cycle Hire (OTEC Bikes), based near Wendover. They will deliver bikes to railway stations and locations in the wider Tring/Princes Risborough area.
Use local information centres for more details about getting around and things to do:
Follow the Countryside Code
Remember: Respect, Protect, Enjoy
Help us to protect the Chilterns AONB when you’re out and about by following the Countryside Code and any specific rules for the place you are visiting. The easy-to-remember principles of Respect, Protect and Enjoy apply whether you’re picnicking in an urban park or walking on a wild heathland. Please respect the landscape and wildlife, other visitors, and those who care for, work and live in this special landscape.
Find out more about the Countryside Code
Thank you for playing your part in making sure that everyone who visits the Chilterns AONB can have a safe and enjoyable experience.
We have carefully chosen our most immersive and memorable Chilterns Countryside Experiences to share with you here. Choose from Active Countryside, Chilterns Food & Drink, Countryside Learning and Chilterns Sightseeing. All are bookable online.
Follow the Countryside Code
Help us to protect the Chilterns AONB when you’re out and about by following the Countryside Code and the rules for the site you are visiting. Please respect others around you and those who care for and work in this special landscape.
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!
Find out what's on in the Chilterns - walking or biking, food & drinks, serious trekking or a picnic on the flat - the possibilities are endless.