Ashridge Estate

Ancient trees, rolling chalk downlands and lush meadows in an area of outstanding natural beauty

Old Copse on the Ashridge Estate Herts

How will you explore Ashridge today?

There are many ways to take in some of Ashridge's 5000 acres. Hundreds of footpaths and countless miles of bridleways are sure to keep you busy. Follow in the footsteps of the Iron Age farmers, Romans and World War II soldiers who walked these same paths.

Large fallow buck at Ashridge Herts

History of deer at Ashridge 

The fallow deer are an integral part of the landscape at Ashridge and a much-loved feature of this historic estate.

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What's on 

A child splashes through a muddy puddle

Find out what we have coming up at Ashridge  

Discover what's happening at Ashridge this season. From informative guided walks to half-term fun there's something for everyone. Splash through a muddy puddle, keep an eye out for singing songbirds or check out our new exhibition featuring the powerful women of Ashridge.

Upcoming events

Feb Half term trail

Mon 12 Feb 2018
10:00-15:00
Come and take part in the exciting family half term activities we have on.

Exhibition opening: Voices

Sat 03 Mar 2018
11:00-17:00
Come along to the visitor centre for the opening of our new exhibition.

Cadbury Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
10:00-16:00
Hop like a bunny along our Easter trail and receive a chocolate egg as a prize.

Easter Crafts

Mon 09 Apr 2018
10:00-16:00
Come along and make your own Easter craft before enjoying a walk in the Ashridge woods.

Gentle Stroll - Signs of spring

Wed 11 Apr 2018
14:30-16:30
Join our knowledgeable volunteers to look for signs of spring close to the visitor centre

Bluebell walks

Thu 03 May 2018
18:00-19:30
We are offering two bluebell walks this year - one in the daytime and one in the evening, to give everyone a chance to go with our knowledgeable staff and volunteers to the best areas
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Wildlife

A grassy path through the woods

Abundant wildlife to be found  

It's a wildlife lovers paradise at Ashridge - there are so many species to be found amongst the grassy hills and in the woods. Skylarks soar through the skies in the spring and fallow deer bucks face off during autumn for the best mates.

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