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Celebrating Chilterns Chalk at the Railway:

Illustration of a chalk landscape by Livi Gosling.

The landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Chiltern Hills has been shaped by its underlying chalk bedrock - formed millions of years ago, but still having an impact today. To celebrate this extraodinary landscape, the Chilterns Conservation Board is holding a festival of events from January to April 2024.

Celebrating Chilterns Chalk - Chalk day at the Railway!

Join us for the final event of Chilterns Chalk – a chalk-filled day with the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway! Enjoy talks by local geologist Haydon Bailey and archaeologist Wendy Morrison as you take the train journey through the Chiltern chalk hills, learning about the formation of chalk and how it has been used now and in the past, along with other chalk activities to get involved in!

Chalk activities planned so far…


The Railway is situated in Kiln Avenue, Chinnor, which is just off the B4009. The car-park is owned by the Railway and is FREE for train ticket holders. Please set your SatNav to OX39 4BZ – you will see the car park on the right hand side as you proceed along Kiln Avenue. We are easy to reach by car as Junction 6 on the M40 is just 3 miles away and Princes Risborough is 4 miles further along the B4009. Once you arrive in Chinnor village please follow the brown tourism signs displaying the steam locomotive to reach the Railway.

To book Day Rover tickets for the steam train rides which include the talks on the 12.15 and 14.00 please scroll down and click on the image below:

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