Ashridge Estate

Bridgewater Monument at Ashridge herts

Ancient trees, rolling chalk downlands and lush meadows

Whipsnade from Ivinghoe Beacon Ashridge Herts

Activities at Ashridge Estate

Whether you're on foot, bike or horseback we have mapped out different trails to help you get the most out of your visit.

Ashridge Estate

What's on 

'Capability' Brown's Golden Valley

'Capability' Brown exhibition at Ashridge 

Seek out 'Capability' Brown's stunning Golden Valley at Ashridge

National Trust Big Camp event 2016

Join us for Big Camp on the Ashridge Estate 

Come and camp on the Ashridge Estate this summer

Enjoy riding on the Ashridge Estate Herts

Enjoy a fun ride at Ashridge on September 4th 

Bring your horse or pony for a fun ride on this lovely estate

Upcoming events

Capabilty Brown Anniversary exhibition

Thu 30 Jun 2016
10:00-17:00
Come and admire Capability Brown's work at Ashridge in this fascinating exhibition

The Hills are Alive

Sat 02 Jul 2016
10:00-12:00
Join our rangers on a hunt for rare orchids on the Ivinghoe Hills

Totally Batty Walks

Fri 08 Jul 2016
20:30-22:00
Join us on this night-time walk to learn all about bats. See where they roost and see them swoop by.

The Ashridge dovecote

Sun 10 Jul 2016
14:00-17:30
Come and take a peek inside our 18c dovecote

Big Camp at Ashridge Estate

Sat 16 Jul 2016
11:00-23:45
A chance to camp for one night at Ashridge and take part in a number of different activities from bat walks to art workshops and watch the sunset from the Bridgewater Monument.

Butterflies of the Ivinghoe Hills Walk

Sun 24 Jul 2016
10:00-12:00
Join Matthew Oates - the National Trust's butterfly expert - to discover the rare varieties of butterfly to be found on the Ivinghoe Hills.
Ashridge Estate

History

Ancient settlements on Ivinghoe Beacon at Ashridge Estate

An extensive history to explore 

From Iron Age earthworks and First World War practice trenches to monks and kings, Ashridge has a history to appeal to many interests.

Ashridge Estate

Wildlife

Ashridge Estate

Learning

Children in front of a den in Ashridge

School visits and learning 

From school visits to wild wood taster days, our team have put together a fantastic programme of woodland activities designed to get children creating things and thinking on their feet. Take a look at the great child centred activities we have on offer.

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Get involved

A volunteer with tools Ashridge Estate

Volunteer with us 

We're always on the lookout for like-minded people to become new members of our team. Here at Ashridge we have a range of volunteer roles to suit all ages and levels of experience. Have a look and join us.