Ancient trees, rolling chalk downlands and lush meadows in an area of outstanding natural beauty
The far corners of Ashridge
Built in 1832, the Bridgewater Monument commemorates the third Duke of Bridgewater, also known as the Canal Duke. Do you dare climb the 172 spiral steps to the top?
Climb to the spot where an Iron Age hill fort once stood and gaze across at Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. This hilly area of the estate in rich in history and archaeology, and houses several important plant and animal species.
Stroll through the Golden Valley, one of 'Capability' Brown's finest creations. Once part of Ashridge House's back garden, this area of the estate offers a chance for quiet reflection as well as the possibility of spotting some of the wild fallow deer that live here or the cattle grazing nearby.