Things to see & do

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Angela Allaway is coming back

Angela’s workshop at Ashridge visitor centre

She will be back with us for six afternoon workshops, come along to see how an artist works then have a go.

  • Aug 22 - 23, Sept 19 - 20, Oct 10 - 11
  • 2 to 4pm
  • Donations to the Ashridge ancient tree fund

Summer at Ashridge

Children playing in the woods at Ashridge

Children playing in the woods at Ashridge

It is high summer and, as usual, the weather is variable but there is plenty to see and do on the Estate. Bring the children to play in the woods or have a picnic on the grass.

You can also ..

• Enjoy the extensive views on many of our walks across the estate
• Get away from the crowds: it is easy to  find peace and solitude away from the 'hot spots' in our 5,000 acres
• Get out in the fresh air with the family on our summer trail - £1 per child

• Visit our shop for seasonal goods

Check out all the events we have in store


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

There are miles of public and permissive bridleways at Ashridge.

For an annual permit to ride here please contact our Mounted Ranger on 01442 841800. Daily permits can be bought at the visitor centre for £8.

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.