The Chiltern Society is the only registered charity exclusively dedicated to campaigning, conserving and promoting the Chilterns landscape.
For almost 60 years, the Chiltern Society has been there to help people improve their part of the Chilterns. With our volunteers, members, and partners, we are tackling some of the most serious threats to the countryside – from climate change, to overbearing development and disappearing green spaces and wildlife – to care for this unique landscape.
The people of the Chilterns are at the heart of our work. Through partnerships with national and local stakeholders, we enable individuals and communities to make a difference on their own doorsteps, and through this, take positive action for the Chiltern’s environment. We maintain and restore the 2,200 miles of paths and bridleways that crisscross the Chilterns, are on the ground in the area’s green and blue places managing woodland, clearing streams, and creating homes for wildlife, fight the worst excesses of building and infrastructure projects and champion the best of sustainable development, and promote the heritage of the Chilterns through our annual Heritage Festival; and offer hundreds of walks, cycle rides and events throughout the year.