Walking at Ashridge Estate

Early summer walkers on Ivinghoe Hills Ahridge Herts

We often tell visitors that they can get the most out of Ashridge on foot. Whether you’re tackling our popular 17 mile boundary trail or just taking a stroll along Duncombe Terrace, our estate is a place of space, fresh air and freedom.

Walking in the Ashridge countryside

There are over 80 miles of designated footpaths and bridle paths for walkers wishing to plan their own route. For those who want a simple waymarked route, the ancient tree walk and the woodland walk both start and finish at the Bridgewater Monument.

Waymarked walks

We've got a package of four waymarked walks for you to follow during your visit. Taking in different parts of the estate, they range from a one-mile family stroll to a heart-pumping eight-mile hike for those who love nature.

Self-led walks

For those who want to go a little further afield, we have a selection of self-led walks. Download them before you arrive and make your own adventure. Each trail gives clear directions for you to follow and extra information about the things you'll see on your way round.

Try our guided walks

Guided walks with our rangers take place throughout the year, to give you an insight into the history, wildlife and management of this great estate. Check up on planned walks this season.


Share your walk with us

Remember, we’d love to know what you’ve seen on your walk, share it with us on our sightings board at the Visitor Centre or tell us about it on Twitter.