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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Food and Drink

Find out more about the thriving food and drink sector in the Chilterns.

For information and inspiration click here.

Ten perfect pub walks

Food and walking - what a brilliant combination to explore the Chilterns.  This Telegraph article explores the ten best pub walks.

Read more here

Chilterns Walking Festival

We held our first walking festival from 15- 29 May. The Autumn festival will take place from 18 September - 1 October.

Additional walks and more details here

The Chilterns
Food and Drink
Ten walks
Walking Festival

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

Tring Family Festival

02 Jul 2017
Summary: Tring Family festival is jam-packed with activities for all ages, from face-painting, craft activities and willow weaving to chainsaw carving, horse logging and blacksmith demonstrations.

Buzzyhumming Summer (Roald Dahl and the Chilterns)

02 Jul 2017 12:00 to 03 Sep 2017 15:00

Lunchtime walks

20 Jul 2017

Taste of Wendover

22 Jul 2017

The Chiltern 100 Cycling Festival

26 Jul 2017 13:00 to 14:00

Lunchtime walks

16 Aug 2017

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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