Welcome to the Naturally Outstanding Chilterns

Why Choose the Chilterns? 

Why should you visit the quintessential, uncrowded, beautiful rolling green English countryside of the Chilterns, with our impressive selection of 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 a really memorable break. In 324 square miles of superb scenery, intriguing attractions, tucked-away villages and market towns, there’s always something more to be discovered. Short breaks call for a short journey, so visitors from London and Oxford will find the Chilterns hard to beat. Quick to reach by train or by car, and easy to explore with boots, buggies, bikes or boats, no time is wasted in discovering just why this is the last undiscovered Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England.

The Chilterns is a living, working area of beautiful countryside What better way to explore the area than on a guided walk, there are over 75 walks on offer this May at our Chilterns Walking Festival

Immerse yourself in the Chilterns! We have many new bookable Experiences, from outdoor cooking in the woods to smartphone photography workshops, lace-making afternoon tea experiences to miniature pig petting!

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Getting here

Short breaks call for a short journey, so visitors from London, Oxford or those from further afield will find the Chilterns hard to beat. Quick to reach by train or by car, and easy to explore with boots, buggies, bikes or boats, no time is wasted in discovering just why this is the last undiscovered Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England.

From train to Chilterns trail, you can escape from London and be in the countryside in under an hour! Historic Amersham on the Metropolitan Line is a good place to start.an

From central London train to Chilterns trail in just 40 minutes and 30 minutes from Oxford, this most accessible areas of English countryside in the UK has excellent rail links, it is served by four main rail lines, the River Thames and the London Underground Metropolitan line, with frequent trains and a journey time of less than an hour from London Euston with London Midland - Berkhamsted and Tring and Marylebone station with Chiltern Railways to Great Missenden, Wendover, Princes Risbourgh and Saunderton stations amongst others. 

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