Chiltern Hills

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Known locally as "The Chilterns", The Chiltern Hills are a chalk escarpment and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South East England[1], extending in a south-westerly direction from the Luton area in the NE to Wallingford and Reading in the SW[2], intersecting the counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, and Oxfordshire[1].

The area was designated on 26th May 1964 by the Chilterns Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Designation) Order 1964, as modified on 14th November 1988 by the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Designation) Variation Order 1988[3].

With the Cotswolds now largely complete, having this large AONB visible in OSM should be a priority. This page is to organise efforts to bring OSM coverage of the Chiltern Hills to an excellent standard.

Mapped as relation 7129946


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia page "Chiltern Hills",
  2. Chilterns Conservation Board, Website PDF "Chilterns Buildings Design Guide"
  3. Office of Public Sector Information, statutory instrument "The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Establishment of Conservation Board) Order 2004"