Berkhamsted Castle & The Golden Valley Walk
Visit the ruins of the ancient Berkhamsted Castle
See the Frithsden Beeches (used as a location in films and TV shows)
Walk though the Golden Valley - landscaped by Capability Brown
Witness some glorious views across the Ridgeway
This walk will be led by Simon & Amit. External hike leaders
MEET AT: 10.45am
HIKE STARTS: 11.00am
Starting in Berkhamsted we'll walk to Berkhamsted Castle and visit the substantial remains of a strong and important motte-and-bailey castle dating from the 11th to 15th centuries, with surrounding walls, ditches and earthworks. Richard Earl of Cornwall added a 13th-century palace complex.
We then go up the hill to the Frithsden beeches. As well as being a spectacular sight, ‘The Beeches’ is an important area for nature conservation. This particular habitat has evolved due to pollarding, a form of woodland management where the branches were regularly cut from the trees to use as firewood
THE GOLDEN VALLEY
We then walk through ancient woodlands to the Golden Valley. The Golden Valley is one of the finest areas of the Ashridge Estate, and is a nod to its aristocratic past. This feature was built by celebrated landscape architect 'Capability' Brown between Protected content highlight the impressive grounds of Ashridge House.
We then meander our way to the Ashridge visitors centre for a well deserved cafe stop
LUNCH BREAK: You can eat at the cafe or bring a packed lunch with you. Lunch break will be about 45 minutes.
Our walk then follows the famous Ridgeway walking in the footsteps of travellers that had traversed these paths Protected content ago finally ending in Tring.
Distance: Protected content (approx)
The walk will be led by Amit & Simon, 2 external hike leaders
Hike fee payable direct to them: £5
Walk start point: Protected content
Walk end point: Tring Station
The plan is to take the 17.56 pm back to London Euston from Tring
We meet at Protected content at 09.20 am and leave to get the tickets at 09.30 am
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