Nature for health
Being outdoors is vital for our health and well-being, and the Chilterns countryside offers a natural tonic for the soul.
In the Chilterns AONB, you can get active outdoors in so many ways and on so many levels: from gentle health walks and mindfulness relaxation, to more challenging climbs and adventurous activities. These activities offer exciting and novel ways to increase your physical fitness or mental well-being. You can also make friends and share experiences by joining an outdoor activity group; there are dozens of groups in the Chilterns catering for all tastes and abilities.
Walk, run or ride together
There are lots of opportunities for walking in the Chilterns AONB, whether following a route off our website, or popping to a well-known beauty spot. But if you’re unsure where to start, or want some company along the way, a walking group or event can be just the thing to get you going, give you company and lift your mood.
Stretch mind and body
If you are looking to stretch your mind and body, rather than just your legs, there are some wonderful centres and activities for art courses, yoga and complementary health in tranquil settings in the Chilterns.
Relax in nature
Listen to the gentle bubble of a brook, feel the swish of long, wavy grass, and bask in the filtered sun of dappled woodlands. Calm your mind and relax in nature away from the hubbub of daily life. Explore our interactive map and take some time for you and the family.