A collaboration with nature…

Path Maintenance Volunteers

One of our key priorities is to help people enjoy exploring the Chilterns. And whilst nature can claim the glory for carving out the stunning views that make this area so special, our Path Maintenance Volunteers deserve credit for silently guiding us through it.

Their work protecting and restoring public rights of way makes the Chilterns far more accessible to walkers, cyclists & horse riders alike. For many years now, budget limitations have prevented local authorities doing as much path care work as they would like, so the Chiltern Society stepped in and now our three PMV teams are recognised and applauded for the valuable contribution they make to promoting and improving countryside access.

What do they do?

There are 4,900 paths and bridleways in the Chilterns and our Path Maintenance Volunteers complete hundreds of tasks each year to preserve them, including:

stiles & steps

fallen trees

new gates

Cutting back
overgrown nettles & brambles

Erecting sign posts
and waymarkers

Have you thought about becoming a Path Maintenance Volunteer?

Plenty of enthusiasm and a good pair of boots are all you need to join one of our Path Maintenance teams! Working in the outdoors, meeting like-minded people and getting fit are only a few of the benefits of helping out… The frequent pub lunches after our sessions is another perk!

We have 3 PMV groups operating throughout the Chilterns…

South Chilterns

When? Three mornings a month, generally on two Wednesdays and one Saturday.

Where? South Oxfordshire.

Interested? Contact Steve Feigen

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Central Chilterns

When? One morning a week. Each work party is on a different day each week enabling volunteers to have a flexible approach.

Where? Over 50 parishes within Buckinghamshire.

Interested? Contact Peter Towersey

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North Chilterns

When? 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Where? The Dacorum and Chilterns part of Central Bedfordshire.

Interested? Contact Phil Armstrong

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