The Chilterns lie only a few miles to the north west of London and yet they are a beautiful, unspoilt corner of England. The gently rolling hills are swathed in woodland and chalk downland and in quiet valleys attractive villages with their traditional brick and flint cottages nestle around medieval churches. The most dramatic feature of the area is the chalk escarpment, a ridge running south west to north east, which rises up steeply from the Vale of Aylesbury and slopes gently south east towards London. This underlying chalk geology gives rise to clear chalk streams which are home to valuable wildlife. More Information
The County of Buckinghamshire is noted for its open countryside and natural features, including the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which occupy the southern part of the County. Walks along the River Thames, through Wendover Woods and along the Ridgeway long-distance footpath are full of interest. With many attractive towns and villages, walking always offers variety. Walks can also be combined with one of the many historic houses in the area. The highest point in Buckinghamshire is Haddington Hill in Wendover Woods at 267 metres above sea level.
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