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.

Winter at Ashridge

You might spot a fox

You might spot a fox

 Ashridge is crisp, cold and invigorating. We are open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day so If you bring your wellies you can make the most of this time of year by:

• Visiting our shop and visitor centre for seasonal sales - check it out here
• Enjoying the extensive views on many of our walks amongst the bare trees
• Escaping busy days: find peace and solitude in the woods at this quieter time of year
• Getting out in the fresh air with the family on our winter trail - 50p


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

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. 

We also have a 50 things cycle route.

Family fun

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.