Ashridge to Ivinghoe Beacon Circular Walk
This circular walk climbs to the splendid viepoint at Ivinghoe Beacon from the Ashridge Estate. The route runs for just under 7 miles with some moderate climbs along the way.
The route starts from the National Trust's visitor centre and car park in the estate. From here you can pick up the Monarch's Way and follow it north past Moneybury Hill, Hanging Islay, Duncombe Terrace and Crawley Wood.
The trail then passes Steps Hill and Incombe Hole to reach the summit of Ivinghoe Beacon. The hill stands at a height of 233 m (757 ft) and commands fine views over the Chiltern Hills and the Vale of Aylesbury.
After taking in the views you head east to the adjacent Gallows Hill.
The route then heads south across the woodland of The Coombe before passing through Ivinghoe Common to return you to the car park. There's more peaceful woodland trails here with lots of pretty bluebells to look out for in the spring months.
PostcodeHP4 1LT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Ashridge to Ivinghoe Beacon Circular Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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The Greyhound Inn is a charming pub with extensive dining areas & plenty of nooks and crannies, as well as a lovely outside terrace for those warm spring and summer days. They have an excellent menu and can be found in Aldbury village on Stocks Road at a postcode of HP23 5RT. The pub is also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
For a longer circular walk around the estate try the waymarked Ashridge Boundary Trail.