Picnics at Ashridge

A group of friends enjoying a picnic

We have lots of lovely spots which are great for a picnic. Why not pack a hamper and join us?

Monument Drive

If you don't want to walk far, park up on Monument Drive and have a picnic nearby. It is also the only spot that we allow barbecues if you want to do some cooking. 

Monument Green

Head towards the Bridgewater Monument for a central spot close to our visitor centre. Please note that barbecues, gazebos and pop-up tents are not permitted in this area.

Meadleys Meadow

Make your way to our meadow, behind the visitor centre where there is lots of open space for family games, large groups and room to spread out your picnic blanket. Please note barbecues are not permitted in this area.

Explore further

With over 5000 acres of countryside there are lots of other great places for picnics on the estate. Pop into the visitor centre to purchase a map and find out where else is a good place to go.

Groups and parties

All groups and parties need to contact the visitor centre to gain permission for their event. Please call the visitor centre on 01442 851227 for more information. 


There are no litter bins onsite so we ask you to please take all of you picnic litter home with you.