Announcement: Coronavirus – Update

23rd April 2020

With ongoing government guidelines regarding the Covid-19 virus, we have postponed all Chiltern Society events, volunteer work parties, cycle rides and walks, until the situation improves. The office is also closed to the public, but our staff are available remotely to continue assisting you with any enquiries, so please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you need us. We are all looking forward to seeing you again soon, once we can return to normality.

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24th March 2020 

As a result of the Covid-19 virus and the latest government announcement, we have sadly had to suspend all Chiltern Society events, volunteer work parties, cycle rides, walks and visitor entries to Lacey Green Windmill and Ewelme Visitor Centre. These measures are in place until further notice.

Regrettably the office is also closed to the public, but our staff remain available remotely to assist you with any enquiries. Please note that regrettably we are no longer able to process any new retail orders and we’re working to temporarily halt all sales in our online shop. Membership subscriptions and renewals are not affected by this.

The current circumstances mean that we are unable to maintain a regular presence at our sites, so we would be very grateful for your help in letting us know if you spot anything that needs immediate attention.

If there is anything that you feel poses a risk to visitors or something we should be aware of please contact us on 07450 801425 and we will endeavour to respond as soon as we can.

For general enquiries please email or call 01494 771250.


Published on 17th March 2020

As a result of the Covid-19 virus and considering the latest government announcements instructing everyone to avoid all non-essential social contact, the decision has been made to suspend all Chiltern Society events, work-parties, cycle rides and walks and our visitor entries to Lacey Green Windmill and Ewelme Visitor Centre for at least the next few weeks.

Obviously, this decision is taken with reluctance as generally plenty of fresh air and exercise is to be encouraged in these unprecedented times.

In addition, the safety and good health of the volunteer walk leaders must be paramount.

As and when we can recommence, we will of course be back in touch, but until then I wish you all good health.

The office phones, emails and online store, will remain staffed, regrettably the office will be closed to the public until further notice. Please feel free to call 01494 771250 or in case of emergencies, 01494 936473 or 01494 490667.

Keep well, The Chiltern Society Team
Published on March 16 2020
At the Chiltern Society we are naturally very concerned about the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The health and safety of of volunteers, staff and event attendees is of utmost importance, so we are taking the following action:


We are currently assessing events on a case by case to determine whether or not they should go ahead. This has already resulted in some events being postponed until later in the year. If anyone has booked tickets to events that we have currently deemed acceptable to go ahead as planned, but you feel uncomfortable attending, please get in touch and we will give you a full refund. Please continue to check the events section on the website, or call us on 01494 771250 to enquire about the current status of your event. We will continue to monitor government guidance closely and will make further decisions about future events over the coming weeks.

Volunteer Work Parties and Meetings 

For the time being, please assume that your work party is going ahead as planned unless otherwise notified. Some volunteer events have been cancelled already, and your Group Leader will have contacted you if this is the case. Of course we fully support your decision should you not wish to attend, we just ask that you notify your Group Leader in advance so they are aware of how many volunteers to expect as this may affect the work they had planned. We’d also encourage volunteers to bring their own mugs and refreshment utensils for coffee breaks etc. Volunteers attending meetings at our offices have the option to dial in remotely should they choose.

We take this situation very seriously and encourage everyone to follow the Government guidelines which can be found here: