Saturday 19th September
Sunday 4th October 2020

The group planning the Chilterns Heritage Festival is pleased to announce that the 2020 Festival will be taking place between Saturday 19th September and Sunday 4th October.

Our planning this year has needed to be constantly revised and adjusted to reflect what may and may not be possible given the Covid-19 controls and constraints that are in place. At this current time the direction of travel is towards increased lifting of lockdown constraints and we are optimistic that circumstances will be less challenging over the coming months. If they do however, we will of course remain totally compliant with all legislation and best practice standards.

We are therefore delighted to announce the 2020 Chilterns Heritage Festival programme of events.  This will be the third year of the Chilterns Heritage Festival and over the first two years we went from strength to strength with increased attendance and interest from both Chiltern Society members and non-members. We look forward to seeing you.

Please see below the full programme of events for the 2020 Chilterns Heritage Festival.

Festival Programme

Please note that spaces are limited at the majority of our events, so booking is essential except where otherwise specified. Not a member? We would love you to join us.  Please use this link as becoming a Chiltern Society member is a very simple way to do something practical to protect and preserve the Chilterns landscape, wildlife and heritage.  Without our members’ subscriptions, we would not be able to continue our work caring for this very special part of the country.

September 2020


Organised Walks – Gadebridge Park, Herts – Chilterns Heritage Festival

September 20 @ 10:00 am

Participants to assemble 15 minutes before the walk commencement time for Welcome Briefing etc. Meet at the Gadebridge Lane (free) car park (off the A4146 Leighton Buzzard Rd), Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3HZ. A 5.5 mile figure-of-eight walk starting in Gadebridge Park and the quaint & historic Old Hemel high street. Then out across open fields...

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Organised Walk – Hawridge & Cholesbury, Bucks – Chilterns Heritage Festival

September 27 @ 10:00 am

Participants to assemble 15 minutes before the walk commencement time for Welcome Briefing etc. Meet at the large lay-by by Hawridge & Cholesbury cricket club, Cholesbury Lane, Cholesbury HP23 6ND (additional parking opposite the village hall, 200m west). We start by walking across open country to Three Gates Farm, then swing north to Dundridge Manor. Picking up...

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October 2020


Our Living Village – Seer Green & Jordans (On-Line Demonstration and Discussion)

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On Line (Zoom), Call-in details to follow

On-Line Demonstration and Discussion Every community in the Chilterns has a history that is well worth recording, this is definitely the case for Jordans and Seer Green.  Over decades, a mass of historic material has been collected and this is being used as the basis for a comprehensive graphical history of the two villages.  This...

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Organised Walks – Little Kimble, Bucks – Chilterns Heritage Festival

October 4 @ 10:00 am

Please note that this walk is different from the one published in Chiltern magazine. Participants to assemble 15 minutes before the walk commencement time for Welcome Briefing etc. Meet at The Swan, Grove Lane, Little Kimble, HP17 9TR – limited parking at the pub if lunching, otherwise park by the grass verge opposite the pub. A...

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