Ashridge Estate

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

Catkins at Ashridge Herts

Discover Spring 2018  

The lengthening days tell us that spring is on the way on the Ashridge Estate. The birds are becoming more vocal and the first buds are appearing on the trees.

Pictures of Marian Alford, Bridget Talbot and Chrissy Hardy

Voices: Women of Influence at Ashridge  

From 3 March 2018 – February 2019 the exhibition Voices: Women of Influence at Ashridge explores the impact of five women on the Ashridge Estate.

Easter 2017 at Ashridge 2 Herts

Easter 2018 at Ashridge 

It's that time of year again when we team up with Cadbury to offer you the ultimate day out. Join us over the Easter holidays from Friday 30 March - Monday 2 April 10am-4pm to run through muddy woodlands on our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt.

The far corners of Ashridge

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What's on 

Dockey Wood Ashridge Estate Herts

Bluebell Season at Ashridge 2018 

Ashridge is one of the most popular places in the country for seeing bluebells, with thousands of people coming from far and wide to enjoy the spectacular carpets of flowers each spring. Our dilemma is protecting the plants without spoiling visitor experience, which is why we apply a small charge at the busiest times.

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.

Ivinghoe Beacon is the site of an Iron-age hill-fort and commands stunning views across the Vale of Aylesbury.

Walk the Chalk 

Discover the beauty and rich natural environment of the chalk hills at Ivinghoe Beacon. Follow a route designed to showcase the variety of natural features and history of this iconic landmark.

Upcoming events

Voices: Women of Influence at Ashridge

Fri 23 Mar 2018
From 3 March 2018 - February 2019 the exhibition Voices: Women of Influence at Ashridge explores the impact of five women on the Ashridge Estate.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Hop like a bunny along our Easter trail and receive a chocolate egg as a prize.

Easter Crafts

Mon 09 Apr 2018
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
Join our knowledgeable volunteers to look for signs of spring close to the visitor centre

Volunteering Open Day

Sat 21 Apr 2018
Come along to find out more about the types of roles that we have available. Whether its helping with our mobility vehicle hire, education sessions, opening Pitstone Windmill or outdoor engagement there's sure to be a role for you.
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Our work

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Eating and shopping

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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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Places to stay

A view of Chilterns Bunkhouse, at Ashridge Estate

Chilterns Bunkhouse

This converted barn is nestled in the heart of Ashridge, and offers accommodation for up to sixteen people. Enjoy a peaceful woodland setting known for its ancient trees, herd of fallow deer and striking vistas around every corner.

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