We are an Environmental Charity and the voice of all those championing the Chilterns and our Countryside
The Chiltern Society was established over 50 years ago and is supported by 7000 members. We manage 12 conservation sites, and have 500 volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain and improve the Chilterns for the benefit of both residents and visitors alike. Over the last half century we’ve contributed over 500,000 hours of volunteering effort, managed and improved several nature reserves and heritage sites, created long distance footpaths and cycleways (including the Chiltern Way), reviewed hundreds of planning applications and maintained thousands of miles of footpaths and bridleways. We have campaigned for many years against the damaging effects of HS2 and have loudly voiced our concerns about many serious threats to the our Green Belt. We promote the heritage of the Chilterns through our annual Heritage Festivals; and offer an extensive programme of walks, cycle rides and events throughout the year.