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The planning of our events are constantly revised and adjusted to reflect current Covid-19 controls and constraints that are in place. Please see below the current programme of events.

We are delighted that our organised walks programme has recommenced. For bookings and full details, please see link.

All events will comply with government guidelines on Covid-19, applicable at the time.  If any Covid-19 outbreaks occur, or new restrictions are imposed, the event will be cancelled and a full refund given.

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Upcoming walks

July 2021

£10

Amersham Guided Trail Run

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Amersham Station, Amersham Buckinghamshire HP6 5AZ

Join us for this guided trail run from Amersham train station. Our final run of the series takes us to Amersham and will explore the surrounding woodland and countryside, finishing at a pub in the old town. This run is part of a summer series of three guided trail runs, taking place on Thursday evenings during July. Each route will explore a different part of the Chilterns, including several Chiltern Society sites. All routes are accessible by car or train…

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August 2021

£15

An Introduction to Map Reading

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre (Meet at the Monument at Ashridge), Moneybury Hill, Ashridge Estate, Ringshall
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 1LX

From the Course Leader: This four hour ‘learning by doing’ course teaches you to know exactly where you are at all times on a routed walking scale map extract (1:25k) in the course leader’s book ’60 Choice Walks in the Chilterns’ (RRP £10) which is included in the price of the course. You learn as you go along on a very scenic 6 mile walk around The  National Trust Ashridge Estate. The book is aimed at both beginners and experienced…

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£15

An Introduction to Map Reading

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre (Meet at the Monument at Ashridge), Moneybury Hill, Ashridge Estate, Ringshall
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 1LX

From the Course Leader: This four hour ‘learning by doing’ course teaches you to know exactly where you are at all times on a routed walking scale map extract (1:25k) in the course leader’s book ’60 Choice Walks in the Chilterns’ (RRP £10) which is included in the price of the course. You learn as you go along on a very scenic 6 mile walk around The  National Trust Ashridge Estate. The book is aimed at both beginners and experienced…

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September 2021

£3

Energy from Waste Facility – Overview & Tour (Morning)

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Greatmoor Energy from Waste, Greatmoor Road
Woodham, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP18 0QE

ADDITIONAL SPACES AVAILABLE  Greatmoor Energy from Waste takes household non-recyclable waste from throughout Buckinghamshire, diverts it from landfill and uses it to generate enough electricity to power 18% of the homes in the county. This visit will begin with a presentation in Greatmoor’s fully accessible  Visitor Centre, which is designed to promote and inform visitors about the benefits of using waste to produce renewable energy, as well as educating about waste reduction, reuse and recycling. This will  be followed by…

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£3

Energy from Waste Facility – Overview & Tour (Afternoon)

September 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Greatmoor Energy from Waste, Greatmoor Road
Woodham, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP18 0QE

SORRY - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED Greatmoor Energy from Waste takes household non-recyclable waste from throughout Buckinghamshire, diverts it from landfill and uses it to generate enough electricity to power 18% of the homes in the county. This visit will begin with a presentation in Greatmoor’s fully accessible  Visitor Centre, which is designed to promote and inform visitors about the benefits of using waste to produce renewable energy, as well as educating about waste reduction, reuse and recycling.…

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£4

An Introduction to Winterbournes: our rare and ephemeral chalk streams – Hughenden Walk and Overview

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Hughenden Valley Village Hall, Coombe Lane (by the Valley Road roundabout)
Hughenden Valley, High Wycombe, HP14 4NX

Join us on this 5 mile walk along the Hughenden Streams which is being led by Doug Kennedy, a previous chairman of the Chiltern Society Rivers & Wetlands Group, who went on to lead the Chalk Rivers Action Group in 2020. In the Chiltern Hills, we are blessed with many lovely and rare landscape features among which the rarest and most significant are our nine chalk streams. These are globally rare, support rich ecologies and, at their best, flow with…

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