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COVID-19: do not travel unless your journey is essential

Movement restrictions to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus mean that trains and other public transport must only be used for essential journeys. Clearly it is not the time to be making leisure trips and many people are at home, including those self-isolating. So here are some puzzles and other activities to do at home.

Anagram puzzles to try

I've compiled these anagram puzzles for you to try.

London & The Cotswolds anagrams
English Towns & Cities anagrams
English Counties anagrams
National Trust anagrams
English Heritage anagrams

Anagram answers: answers

Things to do while isolating at home

Suggestions from other websites:

Things to do from the National Trust
Map Puzzles from Ordnance Survey
Nature Activities from Woodland Trust
Join BTO Garden BirdWatch
Help digitise historic UK Rainfall Records

Of course, you can also spend time planning future trips using this website!

For further ideas I recommend this blog which covers a good variety of topics including trips by public transport:

Diamond Geezer blog

Clare Florist
Clare Florist

Visit the Chilterns by train

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Stations & Map Attractions

The Chilterns AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), is a range of chalk hills north-west of London, stretching from the River Thames in Oxfordshire through Buckinghamshire to Hertfordshire, plus a smaller area north of Luton.
www.chilternsaonb.org | www.visitchilterns.co.uk

Several railway lines have stations in the Chilterns so it is an easy area to visit by public transport, especially if you are starting from central London. The London Undergound Metropolitan line even reaches as far as the Chilterns, serving Chorleywood, Chalfont & Latimer, Amersham and Chesham. See below for a map plus links to stations and attractions in the Chilterns.

Walking in the Chilterns

The Chilterns area is popular for walking with beautiful countryside, picturesque villages and great views. There's an excellent network of public footpaths throughout the Chilterns so there are many opportunities for walks of various lengths and difficulty. Several long-distance paths cross the area, including the Chiltern Way and the Ridgeway National Trail. The Chiltern Society has a good selection of free walks leaflets to download.

Maps of the Chilterns

To find your way I recommend the Ordnance Survey 1:25000 Explorer maps as these are perfect for walking. They show great detail including footpaths, roads, towns and villages. Three maps cover the area.

Accomodation in the Chilterns

Many people visit the Chilterns on day trips from London but the area is a good place to stay for a walking holiday or exploring the countryside by public transport.

For the eastern Chilterns the historic Red Lion in Wendover is an old coaching inn and a great place to stay. Hills rise on both sides of the attractive town and there are trains to other stations in the Chilterns, plus Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway for exploring further afield, including the National Trust's Waddesdon Manor.

For the western Chilterns I recommend staying in the towns of Marlow and Henley-on-Thames or the villages of Goring & Streatley and Pangbourne. All are on the Thames so they are great for walking the Thames Path too.

The pleasant town of Berkhamsted in the northern Chilterns is surrounded by countryside and has walks along the Grand Union Canal, plus trains to nearby Tring for the picturesque village of Aldbury.

Stations in or near the Chilterns

Amersham Beaconsfield Berkhamsted Bourne End Chalfont & Latimer Cholsey Chorleywood Gerrards Cross Goring & Streatley Great Missenden Henley-on-Thames High Wycombe Marlow Pangbourne Princes Risborough Seer Green Tring Wendover

The map below shows railway lines and stations in and near the Chilterns:

Map of The Chilterns showing railway lines and stations
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays

Houses, Castles & Gardens in the Chilterns

Basildon Park NT Berkhamsted Castle EH Chenies Manor House & Gardens Cliveden NT Greys Court NT Hughenden Manor NT Milton's House Museum Nuffield Place NT West Wycombe Park, Village & Hill NT

Museums & Galleries in the Chilterns

Amersham Museum Chiltern Open Air Museum Marlow Museum Milton's House Museum River & Rowing Museum Roald Dahl Museum Tring Local History Museum Tring Natural History Museum Wallingford Museum Wycombe Museum

LEGOLAND Holidays
LEGOLAND Holidays
LEGOLAND Holidays

Nature Reserves & Zoos in the Chilterns

Aldbury Nowers Nature Reserve Ashridge Estate NT Beale Park Cholsey Marsh Nature Reserve College Lake Visitor Centre Coombe Hill NT Hartslock Nature Reserve Hodgemoor Woods Philipshill Wood Tring Park Tring Reservoirs Warburg Nature Reserve Wendover Woods

Transport & Industry Attractions in the Chilterns

Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway Cholsey & Wallingford Railway

Other Attractions in the Chilterns

Aldbury village Bekonscot Model Village Chalfont St Giles Hell Fire Caves Jordans Quaker Meeting House Wallingford Whitchurch-on-Thames