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Ashridge Estate

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Great place to walk a dog and finish up at the tea gardens.

This is a great place where dogs can run freely through acres of woodland.. There are a number of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Roger E
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Great place for children

We took a grandson up here last week, and he had a great time playing on the logs. There is so much... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Andrew C
Witney, United Kingdom
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The Ashridge Estate consists of 5,000 acres of woodland, chalk downlands and lush meadows. You can walk for miles and see a variety of wildlife such as Fallow deer and Muntjacs as well as the more common, foxes, badgers, squirrels etc. We have a...more
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Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre Moneybury Hill, Berkhamsted HP4 1LT, England
+44 1442 851227
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great place where dogs can run freely through acres of woodland.. There are a number of way-marked walks and we followed the purple Foresters Trail. The occasional sticky patches were not a problem since they could all be avoided with a slight...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Roger E
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a grandson up here last week, and he had a great time playing on the logs. There is so much space for playing and walking, but you have to try and find a nice day to go! There's something to please all ages...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's always a pleasure to go for our family walks in Ashridge estate. The Woodlands have spectacular colours in different seasons. There is plenty of parking in the winter months but an early start is recommended during the spring season. It amazing to see the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stay86235
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My walking group goes through the estate quite regularly and it never fails to impress. The woodland is well maintained by the National Trust and full of variety at all seasons of the year. The long drive between the Bridgewater Monument and Ashridge House is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ashridge is fabulous when the bluebells are out but it is also great at other times in the year. The recent February heatwave has been perfect for getting out and about walking, cycling otherwise enjoying this lovely place. Good cafe too.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bryan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just lovely, fantastic cafe too, great for dog walkers. Good disabled access, mobility scooters available

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alison W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our favourite place for a woodland walking, there are many short and long routes. Our kids love to play in the children's play area or just build a hut in the wood. You can even make barbeque on Monument Drive which we had...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Natalia M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being fortunate enough to live nearby we visit regularly at all times of year and all weathers. It is is a fantastic place for children, dog walkers, nature lovers and also the the less mobile. The NT shop is good but the cafe needs a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AnnieHo12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited today it’s a lovely place for a walk or a cycle and a trip up the tower monument when it’s open, I understand about conservation and that but it’s 3.50 for an adult and 2.50 for a child to walk some steps apart...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Stubear926
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

I came to Ashridge as a child and was pleased upon my return to find it was still as lovely as ever. You’ll be hard pressed to find such picturesque woodland walks, that literally go on for miles if you are up to it. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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12 November 2018|
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Response from Margaret I | Reviewed this property |
Ash ridge is perfect at any time of the year. The seasons are all beautifully defined within the woodland walks. Of course, Spring is beautiful when the bluebells are out but on a fine December day equally as fascinating
Lee B
3 August 2018|
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Response from 694ethanb | Reviewed this property |
Park at the monument and then cross the busy road and then you could walk to the house.
26 June 2018|
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Response from Pengor | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The grounds are always open though the shop , cafe etc are not.