Walking the Chiltern Hills by Pishill, Oxfordshire
The Chilterns lie only a few miles north-west of London and yet they are an unspoilt area of rolling chalk hills, magnificent beechwoods, quiet valleys and charming brick and flint villages. A wonderful mosaic of woods, fields, hedges, sunken lanes and clear streams.
The Chilterns stretches in a seventy-five mile south-west to north-east diagonal from Goring-On-Thames in Oxfordshire through Buckinghamshire, via Dunstable Downs in Bedfordshire to the furthest north east ridge which runs from Deacon Hill, Pegsdon.
The Chilterns landscape was recognised as amongst the finest in the country when it was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1965.