<B A HS2 sign near the village of South Heath in Buckinghamshire where the high speed line will pass through the Chiltern Hills
The giant chestnut Irish Draught retired in 2012 and spent the best part of a decade galloping around fields in the Chiltern Hills
before he sadly died this week aged 23.
ALONG with more than 500 competitors many Octavian Droobers members enjoyed an event held in the beautiful woods on the Chiltern Hills
Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, close to the Chiltern Hills
and within a 40 minute commute to London, carries the largest house price premium with homes costing 158% (or PS644,995) above the county average of PS408,980.
The Alford Arms is nestled in the secluded wooded Frithsden Valley near Hemel Hempstead, with the Ashridge Forest on its doorstep, the Chiltern Hills
not far away and even a vineyard behind the pub.
Its best bits lie across the Chiltern Hills
, particularly where Britain's oldest road loops pa Chequers, the PM's country retreat, and ascends its highest viewpoint, Coombe Hill, at 251 metres, with the Vale of Aylesbury below.
Nestled between three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Cotswolds, the North Wessex Downs and the Chiltern Hills
, you're perfectly situated for a country retreat.
"We go bike riding, walk the dogs, go for walks by the river in the Chiltern hills
. We are totally active," she said.
We were at Stonor Castle, which nestles in the heart of the Chiltern Hills
and is actually less of a castle and more of a great mansion house where Edmund Campion - before he became a saint - printed his pamphlets leading to him being hanged, drawn and quartered.
They claim just 2% of the Birmingham-to-Leeds route is diverted through tunnels, compared with 29% of the first phase from London to Birmingham, which passes through the Chiltern Hills
The property is in the Buckinghamshire village of Bledlow at the foot of the Chiltern hills
and is down a remote gravel lane surrounded by farmland.