Chiltern Hills (redirected from Chilterns AONB)
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Chiltern Hills, range of chalk hills, c.45 mi (70 km) long and 15 to 20 mi (24–32 km) wide, S England, NW of London, extending NE from Goring Gap. Its highest elevation is Coombe Hill (852 ft/260 m), SE of Aylesbury. Chiltern timber supports the local furniture industry. Roman works have been found in the hills.
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an upland in southeastern Great Britain, on the edge of the London Basin. The upland, with elevations to 260 m, is a cuesta ridge extending from southwest to northeast for 100 km. It is composed of limestones and is dissected into hills by lateral valleys. The slopes have stands of oak, beech, and hornbeam.
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