Autumn events on the Ashridge Estate

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire

There is so much to see and do at Ashridge this autumn, you will be stuck for choice. Lots of events for you to join in and all our walks in the countryside as it changes colour over the weeks

Seasonal delights at Ashridge

Whether you are taking part in one of our events or simply walking to enjoy the beauty of the estate, there is plenty to set the creative juices flowing.

Autumn fun ride

If you missed our fun ride in June, now is your chance to ride over areas of the estate not normally open to horse owners. Our second ride of the year takes place on Sept 3rd and costs £20 per adult and £10 per child under 18. Annual permit holders get a 50% discount.

Arrive at Barrack Square between 9 am and 11 am to collect your wristband and then set off along this brand new route. Don't worry about getting lost, it will be well waymarked and there will be marshals to help if needed.

All parked up on Monument Drive
Parking up on Monument Drive at Ashridge Herts
All parked up on Monument Drive

Barrack square and most of Monument Drive will be available for parking boxes or cars and the starting point will be well-posted at the entrance to the square.

This route is about 9 miles long and on your return you will receive a rosette plus refreshments for yourself and your mount. Click for more information.

A tree-mendous weekend at Ashridge

The weekend of September 30th to October 1st is going to be very special for Ashridge as we run lots of guided walks (mostly drop-in) on Aldbury Common. This is to highlight our tree conservation work on the ancient and veteran trees all over the estate. There is a good selection of such trees, within reasonable distance, on Aldbury Common. Come along and find out from our knowledgeable rangers what this work entails. Want to know more?

Magnificent ancient beech at Ashridge
A magnificent ancient beech tree at Ashridge Herts
Magnificent ancient beech at Ashridge

As part of this celebration of ancient trees we are running a photography competition so come along and see how creative you can be. The best photos will be hung in our reception area so that visitors can see the talent on-hand.


Join one of our famous deer rut walks

Every autumn we offer a selection of walks to spot the fallow deer rutting. Our rangers know the best places to see them so the early start is well worthwhile. Bring you camera and binoculars.

Battle of the bucks
Bucks locking horns at Ashridge Herts
Battle of the bucks

Walks take place over two weekends - Oct 13th to 15th and Oct 20th to 22nd. The cost is £15 per adult and £10 per child under 18 - this includes full English breakfast at the Brownlow Café on your return. Book your ticket here.

Join us

If you would like to help us with our conservation work, you might like to become a National Trust member. Pop along to the visitor centre and chat to a member of our welcome and membership team.