We want to work closely with other local and national associations, publications and campaigners who share our love of the countryside and our desire to protect the natural environment, so if we haven’t mentioned you or any forthcoming events you are organising, just get in touch. Links to some of our friends are included below.
We also want to encourage you to share your pictures, articles and opinions. See the Contact Us page for more details.
Founded in 1895, the trust is a charity working to preserve and protect places of historic interest or natural beauty “for ever, for everyone”.
One of more than 30 areas of outstanding natural beauty in England, the Chilterns AONB was designated in 1965 and is overseen by a 27-strong conservation board.
With more than 7,000 members, the Chiltern Society is a charity dedicated to conserving, celebrating and caring for the Chilterns’ unique landscape.
Founded in 1959, one of 47 charitable wildlife trusts looking after hundreds of conservation areas across the country and working together to protect the wildlife and natural environment of the three counties.
The spiritual home of The Beyonder – a picturesque 530-acre escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life adjacent to Pinewood Studios, managed by Buckinghamshire County Council.
Adjoining Black Park is a historic grade II listed parkland with an arboretum, gardens and fine collection of rhododendrons.
Europe’s largest conservation charity, founded in 1889 and working to promote the protection of birds and the wider environment across the UK. It boasts more than a million members, 18,000 volunteers and maintains 200 nature reserves.
National campaign group founded by John Read with ambitious plans to inspire and enable communities and businesses to combat littering and other environmental issues.
Anti-litter charity dating from 1954 committed to cutting litter, ending waste and improving the natural environment.
Peter Silverman’s campaign to force local councils and Highways England to comply with their statutory duty to keep their land free of litter and refuse.
National campaigning charity fighting for a “beautiful and living” countryside.
Conservation charity formed in 1972 and dedicated to protecting, planting and conserving native woodland in the UK.
Pioneering wildlife hospital near Aylesbury open 24/7 for sick, injured and orphaned British wildlife, caring for thousands of animals every year.
Wild bird rescue centre in Berkshire.
Buckinghamshire-based bushcraft guru organising woodland walks, wilderness living skills and other outdoor family and corporate events.
Pete Collins’ invaluable online journal of local walks he has undertaken over the past decade, which includes pictures, route ideas and some long-distance paths.
WEEKEND WALKS: the Chess Valley PICTURE: Pete Collins
Nurturing access to outdoor space for prayer and reflection in a variety of settings, with more than 300 such retreats worldwide.
Local artist Tim Baynes, whose extensive portfolio includes many Chilterns scenes and whose blog features walks and churches across the region.
Dr Peter Wardle’s formidable website detailing hundreds of churches across the Chilterns, with thousands of pictures and information about architectural history and archaeology.