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Best trails in Ashridge Estate

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Looking for a great trail in Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Ashridge Estate ranging from 3.8 to 5.6 miles and from 416 to 777 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - The Alford Arms and the Chiltern Hills Walk
Ashridge Estate
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
A circular pub walk from the Alford Arms in Frithsden, Hertfordshire. The Alford Arms has a wonderful philosophy of children, dogs and muddy boots welcome. You'll find a friendly atmosphere, good local ales, carefully chosen wines and delicious meals. The walking route takes in the surrounding rolling hills of the Chilterns, with ancient lanes, pastures, woodlands and water meadows. There are lovely views throughout and the chance to see plenty of wildlife. The route includes several long and steady climbs and descents, plus a couple of steeper sections. The paths are firm in the main, but can get muddy after rain or in winter and the water meadows (as the name suggests) can be quite marshy so good boots are a must. There are no stiles on route, just some kissing gates to negotiate. There are a couple of short sections of walking along the country lanes so take care of traffic at these points. Two of the fields you cross may be holding cattle and/or sheep so take care with dogs. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours.Show more
#2 - The Rose and Crown and Ivinghoe Beacon
Ashridge Estate
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
A circular pub walk from The Rose and Crown in the village of Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire. The Rose and Crown has been offering a warm welcome, a great pint and a memorable meal since 1690, so makes the perfect place for refreshments before or after your walk. The walking route explores the nearby Ivinghoe Hills, climbing high up to the exhilarating viewpoint of Ivinghoe Beacon. You will follow parts of The Ridgeway and Icknield Way paths, well-known for their claims as two of the oldest routes in Britain, with views of the village and the Pitstone Post Mill to enjoy along the way. The route follows well-used paths, but the chalk surfaces can be muddy after periods of rain and the tops of the hills are very exposed so make sure you dress appropriately. The route has several moderate climbs and descents, and there is also one very steep descent from Ivinghoe Beacon (whilst this is not for the faint-hearted, it can be avoided by taking a detour along a quiet access road if you prefer). The route crosses several sheep pastures and the Ivinghoe Hills are grazed by free-roaming cattle, ponies and sheep, so take care with dogs. There are no stiles, but you will need to negotiate several kissing gates and pass alongside a cattle grid. Allow 2.5 hours. Show more
#3 - Gaddesden Estate Circular Walk
Ashridge Estate
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
NOTE: The Old Chequers pub is currently closed, however it is still possible to park at the site and the walking route itself remains open. A circular pub walk from the Old Chequers in Gaddesden Row, Hertfordshire. The Old Chequers is an independent, family run pub serving delicious fresh food, where walkers and their canine pals are made very welcome. The walking route explores the stunning surrounding Hertfordshire countryside, discovering the picturesque and historic Gaddesden Estate and a stretch of the Chiltern Way. You will enjoy peaceful tracks leading you between rolling fields and pockets of mixed woodland with expansive views throughout. Along the way, you will see some of the estate's historic buildings including Gaddesden Place and the Golden Parsonage. The walk is relatively flat for the most part, with just a few gentle slopes. The chalk paths can get very muddy in winter and after periods of rain. There are no stiles on route. The first mile (to Briden's Camp) has no gates and follows wide chalk tracks, so in dry periods a 2 mile out and back version of the route would be suitable for rugged pushchairs and rugged disability buggies. For the remainder of the route, you will need to negotiate a few kissing gates plus some gaps alongside vehicle gates. You will cross a couple of horse paddocks and two sheep pastures, so take particular care with dogs at these points. There is a 300 metre stretch along the edge of a country lane which needs care. Allow 2.5 hours. Show more
#4 - Dunstable Downs Circular Walk
Ashridge Estate
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
#5 - Wigginton and Grand Union Canal
Ashridge Estate
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
A circular walk starting from Tring rail station in Hertfordshire. The walk heads up into the Chilterns and through the village of Wigginton before returning along a picturesque section of the Grand Union Canal. The walk has just a few steady climbs and descents. There are no stiles but many kissing gates and a few steps. The paths are a mixture of stone, tarmac and grass, some of which will be muddy after wet weather. The walk passes through a large horse paddock so take care with dogs at this point. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours. Show more