Get lost in the Enchanted Forest

View though the autumnal trees in woodland on the Ashridge Estate

Ashridge Estate in Hertfordshire, is a truly magical forest. Fallow and Muntjac deer, bats and songbirds all call this place their home.

It’s also home to some of the most important and ancient trees in the care of the National Trust. There’s plenty to explore on foot or by bike.

But watch out - it’s also home to the evil fairy from Sleeping Beauty. Disney’s 2014 film, Maleficent, was filmed here. Explore the mysterious forest with your children and walk in the footsteps of the film’s star, Angelina Jolie.