Ashridge Monument, Golden Valley & wild garlic (walk ref 23)

Saturday 19 May ~ 9:15 AM

Explore beautiful 'Golden Valley', landscaping created by Capability Brown in the 17th Century, discover a woodland of wild garlic & the old icehouse of Ashridge House, near Berkhamsted. Suitable for Nordic walkers with poles, or for 'normal' walkers without poles! Poles can be borrowed on the day if needed.

Route Details

4.6 miles
2 hours
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)



Meeting arrangements

Park at the BEGINNING of the drive up to the Bridgewater Monument in the NT Ashridge Estate, just off the B4506, approx postcode HP4 1LX

Walk Leader

A Breath of Fresh Air. Led by Hilary Warrell - qualified Nordic walking instructor

Public Transport Links

Berkhamsted station is about 15 minutes drive away. Please contact Hilary if you need a lift from here

Family Friendly

The walk is not directly aimed at children, but they are very welcome, as long as they can walk the distance. All terrain buggies should be fine.


no stiles

Further Information

Ashridge Visitor Centre, toilets and café on site. The walk will be up to 2hrs but allow time for tea & cake at the cafe afterwards. The walk can be done with or without poles.

How to Book

Booking for this walk has now closed. If you are desperate to join, please call 07779 643849!
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