An ancient chalk grassland site high on the Chilterns escarpment, with extensive views over Aylesbury Vale.
Please note: during the Covid-19 pandemic, the majority of our reserves remain open for people to exercise while observing social distancing regulations. When visiting, please observe our guidelines to keep yourself, other people, and wildlife safe.
- Absolutely no fires or BBQs
- Park considerately
- Take your litter home with you
- Stick to paths
- Please keep your dog under close control (preferably on a lead) and pick up dog mess
- Raise awareness and report bad behaviour
With magnificent views over the Vale of Aylesbury, Chinnor Hill is a patchwork of flowery grassland, scrub and woodland, steeped in ancient history.
Enjoy magnificent views of the winding River Thames and sloping chalk grassland full of national rarities.
The River Ray is one of the best areas in central England for locally scarce wading birds. The first curlew usually return to the Upper Ray Meadows in late February, and by early spring lapwing…
The approach to the flowery chalk grassland of Warren Bank offers stunning panoramic views taking in the Thames and Berkshire Downs
Watts Bank is a sunny, chalk grassland slope that provides ideal conditions for wild flowers, butterflies and at least 16 different species of grass.