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.

Marsworth Reservoirs
Marswoth Reservoirs: photo credit Jamie Edwards 


Children enjoying the summer wildflowers at HughendenIt was a beautiful morning as we set off on our walk along the banks of the River Chess in the Chess Valley. This historic valley has been impacted by human settlement for thousands of years; from the Iron Age, to the first century AD when the Romans began farming arable crops in the valley, to medieval settlements and abandoned churches, to the more obvious manor houses, miscellaneous ruined structures, monuments, tombs and the historic (altered) landscape are evidence of the many human endeavours. Read more here

This is just the place to walk and cycle, sit, contemplate, sketch or enjoy a picnic, fly a kite - even swing from the trees. "I want to ride my bicycle.... I want to ride my E-Bike all the way up Ivinghoe Beacon." The Chilterns have wonderful cycling appeal, and if you like to stop and enjoy the sights, enjoy a meal or explore a museum along the way, then take a look at E-Bikes here. Throughout the website, there are links to trails and maps that can downloaded for free. #Chilterns

Interactive Map of the Chilterns

Interactive map featuring a host of things to do and places to visit