Chilterns Walking Festival

The Spring 2018 Walking Festival will take place 19th May to 3rd June 2018 with over 80 walks and events from family friendly activities to archaeology walks, pub walks, farm tours and star gazing events,  See here to see the programme and get booking.



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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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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

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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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What's on

Ashridge Estate Half term trail and crafts 28th May to 31st May

28 May 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Summary: Follow honey bee's trail through the woods and create a buzz with your own matching bee craft in the Visitor Centre.

Gentle Stroll - Ashridge House Gardens

07 Jun 2018 14:30 to 16:30
Summary: Join our knowledgeable walk leader for a gentle stroll through the gardens at Ashridge House.

Walk the Chalk - Ashridge Estate

09 Jun 2018 10:30 to 16:00
Summary: Discover the beauty and rich natural environment of the chalk hills at Ivinghoe Beacon.

ARMI Riverfly Monitoring Workshop

16 Jun 2018
Summary: Full day course providing training in the Anglers' Riverfly Monitoring Initiative survey technnique

Wallingford Festival of Cycling 2018

06 Jul 2018 16:00 to 08 Jul 2018 18:45
Summary: A weekend, packed with events to inspire as many people as possible, young and old, to get on their bikes. Run entirely by volunteers

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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