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Ivinghoe Beacon and Ashridge Woods Hiking Adventure!

Hosted by the Consul of the London Countryside Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 02 Mar 09:20 - 16:00

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Join us for a walk in one of the most popular places in the country and a perfect place for a winter stroll.

Walk through a 5,000-acre area with beech and oak woodlands, commons and chalk downlands, and see some of the fallow deer that roam the woods!

This exhilarating walk takes us up and down several hills and will involve ascending around 350m during our walk to our high point at the Ivinghoe Beacon at 233m, where we should get excellent views over the Hertfordshire countryside (weather dependent). We return to Tring Station via wonderful woodland trails, which are exceptional whatever the time of year. A great walk to get out of the City, and take in some superb countryside, just 45 minutes from Euston.

The Ashridge Estate is in the heart of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and really has something for everyone!

Length: 14.6 km (9 miles)

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Ivinghoe Beacon

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