Sun, 28 Apr|
Ivinghoe Beacon and Ashridge Bluebell Woods Adventure (16 km)
Join us for a walk in one of the most popular places in the country to see bluebells, with thousands of people coming to see the spectacular carpets of flowers each spring!
Time & Location
28 Apr 2019, 09:30 – 16:30
London Euston, London NW1 2DU, UK
About the event
Join us for a walk in one of the most popular places in the country to see bluebells, with thousands of people coming to see the spectacular carpets of flowers each spring! Enjoy the view of the stunning bluebells that have made this place perfect for a springtime 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!
Price: £5 guided hike
Length: 14.6 km (9 miles)
Meeting point and time:
Our host will be waiting for you at 9:30 a.m. at the Euston Railway station at the information point - in the middle of the hall.
We will make our way to the platform at 09:50 a.m. If you are late I'm afraid we will not be able to wait and you will be missing the trip. We will aim to take 10:04 train* that arrives to Tring at 10:49am.
Ivinghoe Beacon is a prominent hill and landmark in the Chiltern Hills, standing 233 m (757 ft) above sea level. It is situated close to the village of Ivinghoe in Buckinghamshire, the Ashridge Estate, and the villages of Aldbury and Little Gaddesden in Hertfordshire and is managed and owned by the National Trust. Ivinghoe Beacon is part of the Ivinghoe Hills Site of Special Scientific Interest. It lies between the towns of Dunstable in Bedfordshire, and Berkhamsted and Tring in Hertfordshire. It is the starting point of the Icknield Way to the east, and the Ridgeway long-distance path to the west.Ivinghoe Beacon is a popular spot for walkers, sightseers, and model aircraft enthusiasts, who use lift generated by the wind blowing up the hill – a technique known as slope soaring.Ivinghoe Beacon's appearance of remoteness, yet relative proximity to the film studios at Elstree, meant that it was a favoured location for many dramas, especially those produced by ITC in the 1960s.The beacon has a memorial on top of it.
Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members.