Things To Do In The Chilterns

With a boating holiday, it’s all about the journey, not the destination. 

So whatever your interests, you can cruise this southern stretch of the Grand Union canal and explore a variety of days out that the Chiltern Hills countryside has to offer. With historic towns, family attractions, exquisite countryside, and traditional pubs galore, this canal boat trip really does have something for everyone!

Whether your are looking for a peaceful getaway to escape the hustle and bustle, or a boating adventure to keep the whole family entertained, the Chiltern Hills AONB has lots to offer. 

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Scenic view across green fields and hills in the Chilterns Hills AONB

Walking & Cycling

The beautiful countryside of the Chiltern Hills are a paradise for those who love the great outdoors.

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Taxidermy elephant at the Natural History Museum in Tring

Family Fun

Away from the boat, there are plenty of family friendly places to keep the whole crew entertained.

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Close up of a delicious stir fry bowl

Dining Out

At the end of a busy day exploring, relax and unwind in one of the many canalside pubs and restaurants. 

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Historic wooden windmill in Pitstone, Buckinghamshire in summer fields

Culture & History

From historic manor houses to Canadian totem poles, the Chiltern Hills has lots for you to discover.

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Grey heron standing in canal water surrounded by reeds

Nature & Wildlife

Reconnect with nature when you cruise the Chilterns and visit one of the renowned local nature reserves.

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Quaint Chiltern Hills countryside cottages in Aldbury, Hertfordshire

Towns & Villages

Explore the traditional villages and historic market towns in the heart of the Chilterns.

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