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  Chiltern Hills - LoveToKnow 1911
The name of Chilterns is applied to the hills between the Thames in the neighbourhood of Goring and the headwaters of its tributary the Lea between Dunstable and Hitchin, the crest line between these points being about 55 m.
The greatest elevation of the Chilterns is found in the centre from Watlington to Tring, where heights from Boo to 850 ft. are frequent.
The Chilterns were formerly covered with a forest of beech, and there is still a local supply of this wood for the manufacture of chairs and other articles in the neighbourhood of Wycombe.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Chiltern_Hills   (257 words)

 Chiltern antique teddy bears and vintage bears
The company name "Chiltern" was taken from the Chiltern Hills surrounding the area.
Chiltern's first bear Master Teddy was produced in 1915.
In the early 1960's Chiltern introduced the Washable Chiltern Toy series with toys made of nylon plush and stuffed with 'fairy foam' - a one-piece foam filling.
www.luckybears.com /encyclopaedia_chiltern.asp   (618 words)

 Chiltern Hills - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Chiltern Hills are a chalk escarpment that stretches in a south-west to north-east diagonal across several counties of southern England, but is most prominent in Buckinghamshire.
A prominent hill is the nearby Ivinghoe Beacon, the starting point of the Icknield Way and The Ridgeway long distance path, which follows the line of the Chilterns for many miles to the west, where they merge with the Wiltshire downs and southern Cotswolds.
This area is also known as the Chiltern Hundreds, an administrative area of convenience used to subvert an archaic rule, which permits a member of parliament, who is not allowed to resign, to apply for tenureship of the Chiltern Hundreds, thus relieving him of his parliamentary duty.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Chiltern_Hills   (333 words)

 Chiltern Hills Falconry and Corporate Activity Centre
Tucked away in the hills near Pangbourne on the stunning estate of Mapledurham, Chiltern Hills Falconry offer a range of bird of prey experiences, tuition and corporate events.
Chiltern Hills is not open to the public only providing exclusive experiences to individuals and small groups.
Chiltern Hills was set up to make accessible the huge thrills of the fascinating world of Raptors away from the somewhat sterile environment of 'normal' falconry centres to individuals.
www.chiltern-hills.co.uk /falconry   (279 words)

 Chiltern Bears - Bourton Bears
Named after the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire where the factory was situated in a town called Chesham the Chiltern Toy co as we know it today started manufacturing its first bears in 1915 (although it had been making other toys earlier than this).
The most distinctive part of this Chiltern bear was the fact he had white painted glass eyes that made him have a googly eyed look and not at all like the later Chiltern bears we have come to love for their endearing faces.
This Chiltern bear was based on a character from the cartoon Dumbo sits on his cycle and when pulled along his little legs go up and down as if he is pedalling and is so amusing to watch.
www.bourtonbears.com /bears-chiltern.php   (1239 words)

 Chiltern Veggies
The Chilterns were declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1965.
The Chiltern Hills are a beautiful, unspoilt corner of England.
The Chilterns begin in Oxfordshire in the Thames Valley and stretch north-east through Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire to Hitchin in Hertfordshire.
www.ivu.org /chilternveggies   (252 words)

 Paul's Traditional Sweet Shop - West Wycombe in the Chiltern Hills
Bordered by the Thames and ranging from Henley on Thames to Wallingford (in the south), Marlow to Tring (south to north) the Chiltern Hills covers 833 sq.
The Chiltern Hills are a great place to walk, cycle or drive around.
Tiny villages are nestled in the valleys surrounded by hills and woods.
www.paulstraditionalsweetshop.co.uk /thechilterns.htm   (340 words)

 Chiltern - Victoria - Australia - Travel - smh.com.au
Chiltern is a country town of some 1400 people which is distinguished by its historic streetscape of well-preserved brick buildings and old-fashioned timber verandahs.
As prospectors poured into the area, a new Chiltern was established around the miner's track which ran parallel to the New Ballarat lead (now Conness St) and along the route from Beechworth to the Indigo lead (now Main St).
Beechworth, is a turnoff on the left into Toveys Rd. Follow Toveys Rd when it veers to the right (i.e., ignore the turnoff on the left) and you will soon come to a carpark and picnic area on the right-hand side of the road.
www.smh.com.au /news/Victoria/Chiltern/2005/02/17/1108500206313.html   (2126 words)

 Chiltern Hundreds   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chiltern hundreds), "No member of Parliament is by law at liberty to resign his seat, so long as he is duly qualified; on the other hand, a member who accepts an office of profit under the Crown must vacate his seat, subject to re-election.
Apply for the Chiltern Hundreds – The Chiltern Hills, between Bedford and Hertford in England, were once notorious as a highwaymen's refuge, until Crown Stewards were appointed to patrol the area.
Although the necessity for the patrol disappeared, the offices of the stewards remained; thus when a member of Parliament wished to vacate his seat, he could accept the office of Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds.
www.facstaff.bucknell.edu /rickard/Hypermedia/HTML/Chiltern.html   (224 words)

 Edinburgh Bicycle: ROUTE TEMPLATE
The Chiltern Hills are strewn with bridleways interlinked by the ancient and long distance track the Ridgeway.
We've been in the Chilterns area a couple of times this last year and still there are miles of woodland trails and numerous chalk escarpments left to climb and explore.
On top of the hills the terrain is well drained and more flowing, with lots of woods and bridlepaths to choose from, the climbs and descents are more gentle, yet fun and fast, especially the singletrack decent into the valley at Wellground Farm.
www.edinburgh-bicycle.co.uk /routes/whatmtb/watlington.html   (1478 words)

Chiltern Toy Works was opened by Joseph Eisenmann in 1908, at Bellingdon Rd, Chesham, Buckinghamshire.
The new company continued to use the established Chiltern trademark and the name Chiltern Toys was registered by the company in 1924.
Leon Rees died in 1963 and in 1964 both the Chiltern and Rees companies were taken over by the Dunbee-Combex group which in 1967 became a subsidiary of Chad Valley.
www.teddy-bear-uk.com /TBUK_Main/TBUK_LearningCentre/TBUK_History/TBUK_Makers/chiltern/Chiltern.htm   (411 words)

 The Chilterns AONB
The Chilterns lie only a few miles north-west of London and yet they are an unspoilt area of rolling chalk hills, magnificent beechwoods, quiet valleys and charming brick and flint villages.
The Chilterns landscape was recognised as amongst the finest in the country when it was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1965.
A moderate circular walk od 5 miles, 8km, to the source of the Ver in Kensworth Lynch.
www.chilternsaonb.org   (190 words)

 Bike Ride in the Chiltern Hills
The climb was followed by a wild descent on a narrow road that curved to the left towards Radnage.
I couldn't help but notice how remarkably different the Chilterns look in autumn--without the summer tourists and without the chirping of the birds, the most prominent feature of the landscape were the chlorophyll-deficient beechwoods with their fiery yellow and orange foliage.
I found the change of pace provided by non-strenuous flat riding quite enjoyable, as it became apparent that my legs had lost a bit of their strength from the summer past.
www.gsoto.easynet.co.uk /uk_rides8a.htm   (509 words)

 Parks Victoria: Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park page
This, recently expanded, 21,600ha park is located between Beechworth and the low hills surrounding Chiltern and includes the striking Mt Pilot Range and Woolshed Falls.
Short or day-long walks can be made on vehicle tracks through open forest and a 25km historic drive is marked from Chiltern through the forest and goldfields.
Cycle on forest tracks at Donchi Hill in the west, Frogs Hollow and Magenta Mine and at Cyanide Dam.
www.parkweb.vic.gov.au /1park_display.cfm?park=93   (608 words)

Situated in the Chiltern hills, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, the Chiltern Sculpture Trail is between Junctions 5 & 6 of the M40 and within easy travelling distance of Oxford, London and Reading.
The Trail is located in Cowleaze Wood on the Oxfordshire-Buckinghamshire border, beside the road from the A40 to Christmas Common, approx.
Close to the Trail are the Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve and the ancient Ridgeway path which runs from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Overton Hill near Avebury in Wiltshire, via many historic landmarks including the Uffington White Horse and Wayland's Smithy.
www.chilternsculpturetrail.co.uk /location.html   (338 words)

 The Chiltern Society   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chiltern Society Footpath Maps are NOW AVAILABLE for purchase securely online.
Chiltern Society Footpath Maps are A3 size when unfolded and have 3 or 4 good walks detailed on the reverse.
If you have made an online order and the map is out of stock (unlikely) we will let you know and ask you if you would like us to make an immediate refund or to keep payment until the item is back in stock.
www.chilternsociety.org.uk /products/maps.html   (160 words)

 Autumn Bike Ride in the Chiltern Hills
The climb crested in a plateau of fallow farmlands.
On the other hand, I may have dropped the map several miles back; last time I looked at it was at the top of the hill from which I had steeply descended.
I was riding merrily along when, what did I see before me but a particularly wicked hill whose grade easily exceeded 15%.
easyweb.easynet.co.uk /~gsoto/uk_rides8b.htm   (592 words)

 Chilterns holiday accommodation guide | Chilterns hotels | Chilterns cottages | Chilterns b&bs
Situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Chiltern Hills between Bledlow and Bledlow Ridge (High Wycombe 8 miles), secluded children-friendly, small working livestock farm (be...
Hallbottom Farm bed and breakfast, is set in its own secluded valley within the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire.
Wallace Farm is a small family farm located in the peaceful and charming village of Dinton on the edge of the Chiltern Hills.
www.chilterns-stay.co.uk /accommodation/pet-friendly   (577 words)

 About The Chiltern Hills
The Chiltern Hills form one of the most attractive areas of south east England.
The highest point of the Chilterns is Coombe Hill from which point you can see "Chequers", the prime minister's country home.
The southern Chilterns are less populated and extremely beautiful.
www.croftvideo.co.uk /aboutthechilterns.html   (854 words)

 robert stainforth photography
Hatfield House was built by Robert Cecil, first Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I, in 1611.
The beacon is the 2nd highest point of the Chiltern hills and offers stunning views over the Vale of Aylesbury.
This area of outstanding natural beauty is set at the foot of the Chilterns which offers some stunning views.
www.robertsphotos.co.uk /chilternsmaingallery.htm   (336 words)

 Chiltern Hills books, find the lowest prices
Town and Country : The Archaeology of Verulamium and the Roman Chilterns
Chiltern Villages:History, People and Places in the Chiltern Hills : History, People and Places in the Chiltern Hills
Hilltop Villages of the Chilterns : Cholesbury, Hawridge, St. Leonards, Buckland Common
www.allbookstores.com /Chiltern_Hills.html   (137 words)

 The Chilterns
However, they are in a broad valley which borders the Chiltern Hills and bears a strong current of tradition.
The museum at High Wycombe near the Chiltern Line station from Marylebone had some fascinating exhibits of traditional chairs, and a history of people who made a living as 'bodgers', cutting and turning the wood by hand.
Wherever you go, you know the land is fertile and rich, and the further you go into the Chilterns, the more the vistas open out, with fields and woods that are peaceful and splendid.
website.lineone.net /~chilternrambler/Thechilterns.htm   (615 words)

 Chiltern Hills Walks - Chiltern Railways
The Chilterns Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers some of the most glorious and spectacular scenery in England - and our trains run right through it.
Each walk takes around 1½ hours and will take you through the Chiltern Hills where you can see red kites, bluebells, cottages and ancient churches amongst other things.
The Chiltern Hills is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and really is worth a trip out to explore.
www.chilternrailways.co.uk /content.php?nID=89   (205 words)

 97.6 Chiltern FM at AllExperts
It was originally owned, like its sister stations 96.9 Chiltern FM, Northants 96 and FM 103 Horizon, by the Chiltern Radio Network, which became the Chiltern Radio Group.
The current transmitter is at Zouches Farm, between Luton and Dunstable, close to the M1, which is on the Chiltern Hills.
In the 1990s, the Chiltern Radio Group bought Severn Sound in Gloucester.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/97.6_chiltern_fm.htm   (241 words)

 Chiltern Bed and Breakfast Cheap Hotel Guest House Accommodation
The Bedford Arms Hotel is a charming and friendly country house hotel in the Chiltern village of Chenies, just ten minutes from the M25 (junction 18).
On the edge of the Chiltern Hills: an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The place in the Chilterns to eat, to drink, to celebrate, and to stay.
www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk /propertysearch.asp?searchterm=Chiltern   (423 words)

 Hartwell House - Location - Chiltern Hills
The Chiltern District features magnificent rolling hills, 50,000 acres of stunning countryside, two market towns, 16 parishes, numerous picturesque villages, panoramic views and a wealth of history and heritage.
The Chiltern District offers something for the whole family to enjoy including a state of the art climbing centre at Amersham and the charming Victorian farm at the Chiltern Open Air Museum, just one of the museum's many attractions.
For lovers of the Great Outdoors, there is an extensive variety of activities including golf, fishing, horse riding and walking, as well as hot air ballooning.
www.hartwell-house.com /location/chiltern.php   (190 words)

 Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway - Chiltern Railways
The Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway runs from Chinnor station, close to the beautiful Chiltern Hills and to the Vale of Aylesbury.
Originally built in the 1870s to connect the towns of Watlington in Oxfordshire to Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire, the railway today operates the ex Great Western Railway branch line as a tourist attraction for both families and railway enthusiasts.
Chiltern Railways run regular services to Princes Risborough Station.
www.chilternrailways.co.uk /content.php?nID=88   (265 words)

 Chiltern Hills — FactMonster.com
Chiltern Hills, range of chalk hills, c.45 mi (70 km) long and 15 to 20 mi (24–32 km) wide, S England, NW of London, extending NE from Goring Gap.
Its highest elevation is Coombe Hill (852 ft/260 m), SE of Aylesbury.
Roman works have been found in the hills.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0811876.html   (65 words)

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