Thames and Chilterns

A view across a lake with bright sky reflections of clouds in the water to golden style temples at Stowe

Counties with grand gardens, mansions and hidden gems

Places to visit

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A bat with its wings spread

Hallowe'en bat myths busted 

Bats are a spooky symbol of Hallowe'en and we have many bat roosts in the Thames and Chilterns area. Wildlife adviser Jo Hodgkins is batty about bats and busts a few myths about these fascinating little mammals.

Autumn colour comes to Hughenden

Autumn colour in Thames and Chilterns 

From the magnificient oaks and beeches on the Ashridge Estate in Hertfordshire to the home of the UK's largest horse chestnut tree at Hughenden in Buckinghamshire - trees and landscapes are in full autumn glory across the Thames Valley.

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