GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ashridge to Ivinghoe Beacon Circular Walk

6 miles (10 km)

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.


HP4 1LT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Ashridge to Ivinghoe Beacon Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ashridge to Ivinghoe Beacon Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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

On the eastern side of the Ashridge Estate you can visit the worthy villages of Little Gaddesden and Great Gaddesden. Around here you can explore the splendid Ashridge House Estate and enjoy some pleasant trails along the River Gade.
For a longer circular walk around the estate try the waymarked Ashridge Boundary Trail.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


The National Trust Visitors Centre, Ashridge - - 1181964

The National Trust Visitors Centre, Ashridge - start the walk from here.  The centre includes a bookshop, café, exhibition room and caters for school parties and holds special events. 

Old "Hedgerow" Oak, Moneybury Hill - - 1185031

Old “Hedgerow” Oak, Moneybury Hill. The sideways low level branches and multiple trunks suggest that when it was young it formed part of a hedgerow (now gone) and that some of the initial shoots were layered (i.e. laid horizontally in the hedge). It is close to the path from the Monument to Ivinghoe Beacon, shortly after the wooden bridge. Latter addition: The tree is one of the trees in the "Special Trees and Woods" project and know as the Candelabra Tree

Beacon Road through Duncombe Terrace - - 137026

Beacon Road through Duncombe Terrace. This is the little section of Beacon Road that snips the NE corner of square SP9614

Trig point at Ivinghoe Beacon - - 1451264

The view from Ivinghoe Beacon, with the map of the area and trig point highlighted.

Northern Flank of Ivinghoe Beacon - - 573652

Northern Flank of Ivinghoe Beacon

Spring on Ivinghoe Common - - 643526

Spring on Ivinghoe Common. The full flush of bluebells and newly leafing trees make a spectacular display on Ashridge at Ivinghoe Common.

GPS Files

GPX File

Ashridge to Ivinghoe Beacon Circular Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Ashridge to Ivinghoe Beacon Circular Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)