Things to see & do

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Special events

Family Trail at Ashridge

We've a packed events calendar with a range of guided walks, talks and family events all year around. Check out our events page for more information.

Autumn at Ashridge

Battle of the titans

Battle of the titans

Ashridge is a riot of colour in autumn as our extensive woodland turns to red and gold. To make the most of it you can:

  • Download our autumn walk, which will take you through some of the best colour and some unusual places on the estate.
  • Climb the Bridgewater Monument for an aerial view. For opening information click here.
  • Come along to one of our deer walks to find out how the season affects our wildlife.
  • Pick up a family trail from the visitor centre to learn more about Ashridge in autumn.

Take a walk

Need some inspiration for a walk? Have a look at our walking page for a selection of self-led walk suggestions. There is something for all interests and abilities.

Cycling at Ashridge

Ashridge cyclists

You're welcome to cycle at Ashridge. We've a network of routes on the estate, which you can download here, and bike racks at the café where you can stop for a well-earned treat.

Family fun

Ashridge WWD opening day children cheering

At Ashridge we have plenty of space so you can let off steam. Our meadow is great for kicking a ball around and the Wildwood Den is here to inspire your very own outdoor adventures.

Horse riding

Enjoy the wonderful countryside on horseback

There are miles of public and permissive bridleways at Ashridge. If you would like to ride here please contact our Mounted Ranger on 01442 841800 for a permit.

Group visits

Volunteers leading a walking group at Ashridge

We'd love you to bring your group to visit us, but we do need to know if you are coming so please contact us on 01442 851227 for help and information.

Mobility scooters

If you'd like to explore but aren't sure about doing it under your own steam you can borrow a mobility scooter. Scooters are available 2-4pm weekdays and 1-4pm at weekends April-October.