New year, new role?   

We have several new opportunities to work with us at the Chilterns Conservation Board – as a board member, staff member or volunteer.

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Farming and Environment in the Chilterns: Preparing for the Future

Our online webinar series starts Wednesday 3rd February - have you booked your space?

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COVID-19 LATEST GUIDANCE

We are now in a National Lockdown to control the spread of Covid-19. You are allowed to leave your home to exercise outdoors but this should be limited to once per day and you should stay within your local area

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Social-distance friendly walks 

The Chilterns Conservation Board and Chiltern Society have developed a series of 23 walks across the Chilterns which are social-distance friendly, avoiding crowded honey-pot locations and narrow paths where possible. Most are stile-free and under 4 miles.

SEE HERE

MEND THE GAP

The criteria for AONB rail corridor enhancement projects in the Mend the Gap Programme Area are now available.

Find out more here

 

Photo credit: Dave Olinski

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Farming & the environment: webinar series
Covid-19 Latest Guidance
Social-distance friendly walks
Mend the Gap!
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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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Latest News

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Activities

Home learning resources with a Chilterns focus

Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust has a new podcast which is worth a listen, plus a guide to January Wildlife and how to help wildlife at home.

Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trusts are running lots of online events – find out about amphibians, minibeasts, badgers, local geology, winter birds and much more in their cracking series of webinars.  

Our friends at the Chiltern Open Air Museum have 17 downloadable resources to help out, each one based on a building at the museum. If you’re tapping into the BBC’s impressive schedule of home learning then you can play “Spot the COAM” on episodes of Horrible Histories, as we’re told it appears more than once!

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has a whole range of learning resources in their "Zoo School" covering EYFS to KS4. 

For the little ones...

Enjoy this colouring sheet of the Chilterns (mapping Chinnor to Princes Risborough)

Colouring sheet number two asks children to draw their dream house in the Chilterns

Do you know which birds of prey make the Chilterns their home? Explore with colouring sheet number three!

Learn how to record the plants and pollinators in your garden with this great online training session from PoMs (UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme).


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.

Planning and Development

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!

Volunteering

Volunteers

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.

 

Chilterns Woodlands

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