Chilterns – Ashridge Estate and Ivinghoe Beacon

Panoramic from the BeaconArriving into Tring you are immediately in the Chilterns, fresh air, small villages, farms, woodland, and the Grand Union Canal are all visible from the station. You’ll walk through Aldbury, up onto the ridge into the woods of Ashridge Park. In the park you’ll explore some of Britain’s most unique asset its mixed woodland, and get stunning vistas of the Bridgewater Monument. If you’re lucky you might also get a glimpse of some of the Fallow and Muntjac deer that roam the estate freely. There is an option here to detour to view the monument more closely, (or climb the 172 steps if you’re feeling energetic) and pop in to the cafe to get a cooked breakfast or a packed lunch.

Bridgewater Monument

Dropping off the ridge slightly, and leaving the trees behind, we will look NorthEast across Bedfordshire, as we head towards Ivinghoe Beacon. There is the option here to pop down into Dagnall to refuel at The Red Lion Inn. Heading up to the Beacon, the highest point in Buckinghamshire, gives you spectacular views across Bedfordshire and back into Buckinghamshire, as well as a fantastic view of the famous White Lion. Keeping on the chalk ridge you’ll start to return towards Tring, skirting the top of a stunning natural amphitheatre, and following the Northern tip of the RidgeWay National Trail through a mix of woodland and farmland.

Incombe Hole  Hawthorn Berries in full bloom  Admiring the view from the Beacon

 

The route is about 16km depending on slight variations, and has just over 250m of ascent.

 

Price:

£40 per person or £200 for a private group booking.

 

To book please go to the Booking Page.