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Ashridge Estate

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Address: Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Berkhamsted HP4 1LT, England
Phone Number: +44 1442 851227
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The Ashridge Estate consists of 5,000 acres of woodland, chalk downlands...

The Ashridge Estate consists of 5,000 acres of woodland, chalk downlands and 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 well-stocked shop at our visitor centre, as well as toilets and a non-NT cafe, which serves hot meals all day long.

If you need help when you arrive you will find a helpful volunteer on the reception desk who can point you in the right direction.

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A most pleasant walk

We walked here on a cold Saturday lunchtime and found the area around the common to be quite quiet with the odd couple walking their dogs. Really refreshing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Fiona G
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Ruislip
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Ruislip
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54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked here on a cold Saturday lunchtime and found the area around the common to be quite quiet with the odd couple walking their dogs. Really refreshing.

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Cambridge
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful setting with many walks from the Bridgewater Monument. The cafe is excellent, but very popular so you have to queue. The cakes and scones are superb.

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Thank Lolworth
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you fancy a long walk or run then do the Bundary Trail at around 16 miles. Ashridge is especially pretty in Spring when the Bluebells are out.

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Thank Ccie1793
Chesham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really enjoyable area of open spaces and woodlands for dog walking, horse riding etc. Usually sparsely populated and all the more enjoyable for that! Cafe serves acceptable coffee and cakes etc. Visitors Centre and shop worth a glance.

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Thank Cheshamgasman
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely walks and a tea/food bar with lovely food need to sit outside but under some covered accommodation. Good parking and toilets available

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Thank Keith P
London
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely quiet space normally but gets super-busy on sunny weekend days. Great cafe. Highly recommend.

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Thank ZammoLondon
Bedfordshire
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180 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I regularly visit Ashridge to walk in the grounds and woodlands around the estate. It is a beautiful area to visit at any time of the year, especially in the spring when the bluebells are carpeting the woods. The carpark at the monument near the cafe is very busy which means that most people have to park on the grass... More 

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Thank T55MCS
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Gets very busy near the monument and cafe at weekends and during holidays so it isn't very pleasant immediately around there with noisy groups and queues for the cafe and toilets. Most people don't go far though so it is definitely worth bringing a picnic and going off exploring. Once away from the monument and parking area there are numerous... More 

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Thank BackinBracknell
hertfordshire
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place to let the children roam free and take bikes. Lots of fresh air and all free! The cafe serves gorgeous food but be prepared to queue when busy as its too small for the place! It could be double the size! Perfect for Easter and Christmas activities. Gets very busy but plenty of parking.

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Thank sunshinehunter7
London, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

An extensive area of downs and woodlands not far from the conurbations of Hemel and Berkhampsted. Bring your walking boots. A National Trust property. Very good outdoor café.

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