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Why Choose the Chilterns?

Why should you visit the quintessential, uncrowded, rolling green English countryside of the Chilterns, with its impressive selection of excellent festivals, pubs and restaurants? That question may well have all the answers you need. You could choose the Chilterns for activity and exploration, peace and quiet, entertainment or indulgence: this lovely countryside on London’s doorstep has all you need for...

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Taste of the Chilterns

The Chilterns is a living, working area of beautiful countryside whose character has been shaped by agriculture, industry and the people who have lived and worked here over the centuries. Once the larder of London, the historic market towns, tucked-away villages, pubs, farmland, chalk-fed streams and ancient woods all hint at the growing, trading and of course, enjoyment of good...

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Historic Market Towns and Villages

Our historic market towns and villages are an excellent place to start your exploration of the Chilterns.  Each market town has a distinct character, especailly those alongside the River Thames as they offer on-water sightseeing or alongside walking if you prefer. Many have excellent local museums and self-guided trails to help you get the best of your visit. Shops on...

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Chilterns Walking Festival 16 – 31 May

The Chilterns Walking Festival is run by the Chilterns Conservation Board, who along with many local partners, host a range of guided countryside walks and experiences. There is a spring and an autumn festival that celebrate the outstanding landscapes, scenic views, follies, film locations, heritage, food & drink and local businesses. Festival Programme

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Support your Chilterns high street

The Chilterns wouldn't be the Chilterns without the local, independent businesses that have been here for generations. Come rain or shine, they've always been there when needed, with a friendly face and a 'Hello! How's the family?' when you walk in the door. Stocking the best products the region has to offer in your shopping bag when you walk out....

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