The Chiltern Woodlands Project is a registered charity that evolved from the Chiltern Society to become an independent not for profit company in 1989. It has been involved with planning the management of Bottom Wood at Radnage as a nature reserve since 1983.
The aim of the Chiltern Woodlands Project is to promote and encourage the sensitive and sustainable management of Chiltern woods in order to protect the landscape of the Chilterns and maintain and enhance its biodiversity. It offers practical woodland management advice and assistance to woodland owners across the Chilterns. It also organises a range of training events and conferences to raise awareness of woodland issues.
The Chiltern Woodlands Project is interested in the history and features of ancient woods across the area, raising awareness of the importance of our local beech woods with their sawpits, charcoal hearths and the connection with the bodgers and chair making.
More recently, the Chiltern Woodlands Project brought together the Chiltern Society and Royal Forestry Society to have regular volunteer work parties in the RFS’s Hockeridge and Pancake Woods between Chesham and Berkhamsted.