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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Become a Lumenator and be part of a unique Green Space Dark Skies gathering with music, dance & a mass picnic, celebrating the wonderful landscapes of the UK. Fri 15 July from 4pm near Luton. Fully accessible site.



Our submission on the Government Response to the Landscapes Review Consultation.

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Join the Chalk, Cherries and Chairs team on a variety of events this June and July - bushcraft, guided walks, scything, farm tours, dye in the Wye and more!


Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme


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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

01 July 2022

Nigel Rothwell has been volunteering for the ‘Beacons of the Past project’, joining a team of more than 1000 volunteers in a quest to find previously uncovered hillfort archaeology and other historical features in the Chilterns. 

29 June 2022

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River Walk with the Box Moor Trust - celebrating 25 years of the Chiltern Chalk Streams Project

16 Jul 2022 10:00 to 12:00
Summary: Walk along the River Bulbourne and learn about this special chalk stream and it's importance in the surrounding area!

Historical Walk along the River Ver

17 Jul 2022 10:30 to 13:00
Summary: Celebrate 25 years of The Chilterns Chalk Stream Project with a guided historical walk along the River Ver!

Open Weekend: a celebration of Buckinghamshire Creativity & Culture

28 Jul 2022 to 31 Jul 2022
Summary: 2022's theme is 'trees and green'

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!



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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