Adventurous Activities

Ballooning over the Chilterns
Ballooning over the Chilterns; photo credit Jamie Edwards

Go Ape!Don't scream, we'll think you are just having fun! Go Ape on the hairy high wire amongst the tree tops in Wendover Woods, is set at the highest point in the Chilterns. With a smattering of tree-top high wires, high ropes crossings and three wind-in-your-face zip wires, you can discover your inner ape. Located adjacent to the popular Cafe in the Woods, the course is partly hidden in the trees and the only indication of what’s happening above the paths are the occasion screams and whooshes of the zip wires. Recommended for adults and the correct height children. 

Aston Hill Mountain Bike AreaThe Root Canal, Surface 2 Air, Pumptrack or the 4X are all bike trails on the nearby Aston Hill Mountain Bike Park with its infamous Black Run and challenging cross-country circuit, this is one to get the adrenalin pumping. 

Dunstable Downs from the cockpit of a gliderEnjoy a breathtaking flight in a glider with an instructor and see the Chilterns from a whole new perspective. Book a taster flight, a one day course or even a thrilling aerobatic flight with the London Gliding Club at the foot of Dunstable Downs.

Marlow Horseriding School can organise short horse-riding breaks in the Chilterns. The farm offers bed and breakfast accommodation in a rural and tranquil location, with access to the countryside from their back gate. Perfect for walkers, horse riders and bird watchers alike.

Try your hand at clay shooting. Set amidst 40 acres of woodland on the stunning West Wycombe Estate, the shooting ground comprises over 100 clay shooting stands and 6 clay shooting disciplines offering varied and extensive practice and tuition opportunities. Our layouts include three high towers, skeet, multisport, down the line layouts and purpose built grouse butts.

 Clay shooting on the West Wycombe Estate

Interactive Map of the Chilterns

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