“A moderate hike in the Chiltern Hills with breath-taking landscapes, enchanting woodland and a whole array of wildlife.”
This circular hike is beautifully crafted, you’d never know it’s so close to London. The walk up to Ivinghoe Beacon provides outstanding views to the south. There is plenty of wildlife to keep an eye out for before you reach the Beacon itself. The hike crosses into the Ashridge Estate, now owned by the National Trust. Taking you through untouched woodland, complete with bluebells in spring, up to the impressive Bridgewater Monument and then onto a welcome coffee shop stop. You’ve then cracked the back of the hike as the lovely village of Aldbury lies below you. A quick traverse down the escarpment and you will arrive at The Greyhound, a lovely village pub with accommodation. Tring Station is a short walk away.
Curator: Neil Thubron
• Exploring one of the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
• The epic views from Ivinghoe Beacon
• Catching the bluebells in full bloom during spring
• The butterflies…!
Happy hiker –
Lovely walk, fabulous views across the Vale and from the Beacon. Lots of interest, from model airplane flying at the peak to butterfly habitats to red kites circling. Varied terrain; chalk downs, hidden meadows and woodland paths, all good underfoot. Didn’t stop at the National Trust cafe, but the Greyhound pub was a real find.
Gail force winds, sideways rain and a lack of suitable clothing, nevertheless, a great day out! The route meandered through the Chilterns and guided us to some well-deserved pints
What a day. Brutal weather made the cliffs even more dramatic, although it couldn’t quite conceal the stunning views over the Chilterns. Finally, the route is capped off with a great pub before the train home – a corker all in all!