Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of the most beautiful areas of countryside in the UK, nationally-protected for its landscape, charming villages, historic attractions and wildlife. It is a great place to go for a walk or a bike ride and enjoy tranquil, classic English countryside. You would never know that you are only 40 miles from London!
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Chinnor Jim
Chinnor, UK67 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
The Chilterns are beautiful and although I live here so might be slightly biased, I’d say they can match anywhere in the UK for scenery. Autumn or Spring mornings in the Beech woods take some beating.
Written August 4, 2020
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BackinBracknell
Bracknell, UK1,502 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Rightly designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with rolling hills and beautiful beech woods, Hard to believe it's so close to London and it can feel surprisingly remote. There are some lovely villages including Turville (used as the setting for the "Vicar of Dibley" TV series), Fingest, Hambleden and many others. The Ridgeway long distance footpath passes through the Chilterns and there are lots of walking routes on the Chiltern Society website where you can download numerous walks of different lengths
Written February 21, 2018
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James G
London, UK50 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
This is far to important an asset for the country to allow it to be ruined by Councils, Governments or greedy developers.

This wonderful area gives sanity and welbeing to all users of the countryside - do not allow it to be interfered with
Written January 1, 2018
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Simon W
7 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
You'll hate the peace and quiet and the gently undulating fields and woodland. The views are intensely boring and who wants to visit so called areas of outstanding natural beauty - stay in your town or city and savour the bustling crowds, the excitement of public transport and the beautiful art on outside walls for all to enjoy. Don't go near the winding country lanes or the rural pubs - so bland. Stay away and live on the edge. Please.
Written January 15, 2019
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Kongski
Hong Kong98 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
When I lived in the UK I often drove between Oxford and London on the M40 and never stopped in the Chilterns. This time I spent two days with the children around Princes Risborough and Thame and found the villages, countryside, walking paths and bike trails to be utterly enchanting. The beautiful sunny weather obviously didn't hurt either...
Written July 18, 2016
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Kevin W
London, UK17 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
The Chilterns are amazing if you enjoy green rolling hills and woods. Exploring them via the amazing amount of walking routes has to be the best way! For me the area between Princess Risborough and Wendover has to be my favourite. I started walking in the Chilterns about two years ago and I love it so much I want to move there from London. If you're like me and live to in busy stressful city, the Chilterns are a great escape at the weekends! They cover a large area (322 square miles) and stretch from Luton to Reading and are easily accessible from London within an hour on the train!
Written June 6, 2015
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julianfreeman50
East Sussex, UK30 contributions
Nov 2019
A very delayed break in Marlow (interesting and newish Travelodge) permitted late autumn visits to NT houses at Hughenden and Greys Court: terrific discoveries, both very different, and possibly better because of the timing. They weren't overrun. Despite on-off rubbish weather we found both places welcoming, well-run and seasonally decorated: in fact we returned to Hughenden having run out of time on Day 1. The story of WW2 Bomber Command map-making is worth seeing.
I first visited Cookham in the early 1980s and the place is much the same: very good to see the Stanley Spencer Gallery again, and if you don't know it and are interested in 20th century British art you shouldn't pass through without stopping. It's a well-spent hour-plus. Marlow itself is a lovely town, full of character, and the riverside is a visual magnet.
Written January 9, 2020
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Helen T
67 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We stayed in the tiny hamlet of Wainhill, think chocolate box thatched garden setting with views of the ridgeway. The green fields, tranquillity, fresh air, kites flying ahead while you sit back and sip your wine watching the horses graze..... Total bliss...... Then along comes the chug of the steam train.... Toot toot. The Chiltern area is magical. Lots to see and do. We visited Henley on Thames, Thame, Princes Risborough, Great Missenden, Roald Dahl museum and the magnificent Cliveden, Waddesdon Manor and Hughenden national trust properties. Countryfile live at Blenheim Palace was amazing for a whole day of celebrity spotting, fun and activities. The Chilternss were one of the nicest areas of England we have been, beautiful villages, lovely thatched properties, good restaurants and of course don't forget a trip to Oxford.... WOW!!!!!
Written August 5, 2019
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speob
Harrow, UK220 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
Having lived in the Chilterns for many years, I can wholeheartedly recommend the area for anyone keen on walking, mountain-biking, horse-riding, dog-walking, kite-flying, photography, bird spotting (red kites, especially), picnicking... Beautiful countryside, you would never think you're within half an hour's drive from London! Dozens if not hundreds of lovely country pubs, charming villages and market towns, so much to do and see, any time of year. :)
Written November 5, 2018
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Sarah L
London, UK3,027 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
The Chiltern Hills are beautiful. The drive is so scenic and the walks are very romantic, once you find a public footpath!
Written August 27, 2018
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