This new travel blog celebrates a year of quiet exploration in this rural part of England, that has remained largely unchanged, but not unaffected by the wider demands of growth and industrial development that is the urban sprawl of Greater London. Telling the stories of the people and places that have shaped this region.

Meet the team

This blog is written and photographed by me, Mary Tebje, a Chilterns local, who by day is a web editor and tourism marketing practitioner, and whenever I can, heads into the hills. This unique new travel blog sets out to capture the beauty in the mundane, the stuff that the locals have stopped noticing, but is the very essence of what makes this place special. I hope to give you ideas for where you can; enjoy historic manor houses, ancient hill forts, orchids, sunken lanes, cemeteries, picnics, vistas and the rolling countryside. My thanks to my travel team comprising Leo, who has led me down many unfamiliar and often muddy paths that have revealed so many treasures and treats. And to my son, who starts off each expedition with a long face, but seeing things through his eyes is a delight. So is his face when tucking into local ice creams and cake!

Landscape stories and exploration
My travelling companions

To contact the author of this blog, or to find out about MTA Tourism Leisure, please hop over to my main website.

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