Facilities & access


  • Brownlow café - at visitor centre serving breakfasts, light lunches and afternoon teas
  • Outdoor seating area at Brownlow café
  • National Trust gift shop at the visitor centre
  • Free parking on the estate at Monument Drive and Ivinghoe Beacon (donations welcome)
  • Toilets - at visitor centre, including disabled toilet
  • You can picnic on the estate, but please help us to look after these areas by taking your litter home with you
  • Dogs are welcome, but must be kept under close control at all times to avoid worrying wildlife. Please take any dog mess home with you

Family & children

  • Baby-changing facilities at the visitor centre
  • Two routes starting near the visitor centre are accessible to pushchairs, including a circuit around the meadow and a woodland walk


  • Accessible parking - three accessible parking spaces, 50yds from the visitor centre
  • All-ability trails - three accessible routes starting near the visitor centre
  • Adapted toilet available
  • Pathways - smooth and flat tracks, to rougher routes and sloping natural terrain. Many routes can be slippery and muddy after wet weather
  • PMVs - available for accessible routes only (five single-seater and three double-seater), mid-March to end of October, 2pm to 4pm (1pm at weekends), weather permitting. Booking advisable through the visitor centre, especially in fine weather. A donation of £5 is suggested to cover electricity charging costs and upkeep
  • Visitor centre - main entrance, discovery room and gift shop are all easily accessible on one level
Drive yourself at Ashridge

Drive yourself at Ashridge

Personal Mobility Vehicles

Those less mobile don't need to miss out on the beauty of Ashridge. There are three reasonably level routes to choose from and a choice of single or double-seated vehicles. Although there isn't a set charge we do encourage users to donate towards the cost of recharging the batteries.

Book in advance on 01442 851227