Ashridge Estate

Bridgewater Monument at Ashridge herts

Ancient trees, rolling chalk downlands and lush meadows

Whipsnade from Ivinghoe Beacon Ashridge Herts

Activities at Ashridge Estate

Whether you're on foot, bike or horseback we have mapped out different trails to help you get the most out of your visit.

Ashridge Estate

What's on 

'Capability' Brown's Golden Valley

'Capability' Brown exhibition at Ashridge 

Seek out 'Capability' Brown's stunning Golden Valley at Ashridge

National Trust Big Camp event 2016

Join us for Big Camp on the Ashridge Estate 

Come and camp on the Ashridge Estate this summer

Enjoy riding on the Ashridge Estate Herts

Enjoy a fun ride at Ashridge on September 4th 

Bring your horse or pony for a fun ride on this lovely estate

Upcoming events

Capability Brown Anniversary exhibition

Thu 25 Aug 2016
10:00-17:00
Come and admire Capability Brown's work at Ashridge in this fascinating exhibition

Wild Wednesdays at Ashridge 6

Wed 31 Aug 2016
10:30-11:30
A series of different holiday activities for children. August 31st Minibeast Hunt and Mole Run Course

Fun Ride for Horse Owners

Sun 04 Sep 2016
09:00-12:00
Enjoy a two to three hour way-marked ride for horse-owners through some of Ashridge's most beautiful landscapes.

Heritage open days

Sat 10 Sep 2016
11:00-16:00
Climb the Bridgewater Monument for free and enjoy excellent views of the estate from the top.

Gentle stroll- the Golden Valley

Tue 13 Sep 2016
10:30-12:30
Join our knowledgeable volunteers for a gentle walk in Ashridge's park to discover 'Capability' Brown's famous Golden Valley.

Archaeology Walk - Berkhamsted Common

Thu 15 Sep 2016
17:00-19:00
A chance to explore this history-rich area for a second time after the success of our walk to celebrate the Battle of Berkhamsted Common in March with our regional archaeologist Gary Marshall.
Ashridge Estate

History

Ancient settlements on Ivinghoe Beacon at Ashridge Estate

An extensive history to explore 

From Iron Age earthworks and First World War practice trenches to monks and kings, Ashridge has a history to appeal to many interests.

Ashridge Estate

Wildlife

Ashridge Estate

Learning

Children in front of a den in Ashridge

School visits and learning 

From school visits to wild wood taster days, our team have put together a fantastic programme of woodland activities designed to get children creating things and thinking on their feet. Take a look at the great child centred activities we have on offer.

Ashridge Estate

Get involved

A volunteer with tools Ashridge Estate

Volunteer with us 

We're always on the lookout for like-minded people to become new members of our team. Here at Ashridge we have a range of volunteer roles to suit all ages and levels of experience. Have a look and join us.