Join us this October for a fun-filled month of conservation and heritage inspired activities, as we build back better and encourage everyone to enjoy what the Chilterns has to offer!
It’s Celebration time! The summer may be at an end, but the season of exploration and enjoyment in the Chilterns doesn’t have to be. We want you to keep learning, keep enjoying and keep making new friends for the entire month of October. The Chilterns Celebration brings together a partnership of local businesses, charities and volunteers to offer you a full schedule of events and activities to celebrate the Chilterns.
Why do we want to celebrate the Chilterns? During 2020, we have all spent a lot more time at home than we might usually and as a result, many of us have discovered new places, new walks, and new friends. We don’t want this season of exploration and appreciation to end with the summer months, so we are extending it for the whole of October!
What’s on offer? Free workshops where you can learn new skills, guided walks and online talks, conferences with expert speakers, tastings, farm tours, a heritage trail and family story telling sessions. Through these events and online resources, we hope to encourage lots of you to become ‘Chilterns Champions’. Anyone can become a Champion and all we ask is that you take a pledge to take action for the Chilterns. It could be in any of the following ways (and plenty we haven’t thought of yet):
-sharing your skills via an online or in-person event
-giving a few hours each week as a volunteer
-picking up litter when you are out walking in the Chilterns
Who’s involved? We’ve partnered with lots of local organisations, including (but not limited to): Chiltern Rangers, The Chiltern Society, The Chilterns Walking Festival, BBOWT and Wycombe Museum.
Schedule of Events
(To keep up to date with the full schedule of events, please visit: www.chilternsaonb.org/ccc-fest)
- October 1: LiDAR training with Dr Edward Peveler (online)
- October 5: Lodge Hill Conservation Walk
- October 10: Youth taster session day in High Wycombe (focusing on art and landscape)
- October 11: Chiltern Society Map reading workshop (https://chilternsociety.org.uk/event/an-introduction-to-map-reading-chilterns-walking-festival )
- October 12: Chiltern Rangers practical conservation skills workshop
- October 15: Heritage Walk, led by Sam Johansen
- October 18: Chiltern Society Walk in Bledlow (https://chilternsociety.org.uk/event/organised-walks-bledlow-bucks-chilterns-walking-festival)
- October 24: Chilterns Champions Conference, with Chris Packham confirmed as keynote speaker (BTO, Butterfly Conservation, Beacons of the Past and many more expert speakers to be announced in coming weeks)
- October 24: Heritage trail for families on Wycombe Rye, organised by Wycombe Museum
Become a Chilterns Champion
A wonderful opportunity to give back to the local community, whether you like to be outside getting your hands dirty or something a bit more sheltered, there’s lots of volunteering opportunities with the Chilterns Conservation Board.
What better way to connect local people to the wildlife and cultural heritage of the Central Chilterns? For more information and current volunteering opportunities please see
How can you find out more? Visit the Chilterns Celebrations’ webpage at www.chilternsaonb.org/ccc-fest or follow along on our social media:
We look forward to bringing this exciting new project to the local community!