Wealthy benefactor and chatelaine of Ashridge House, Charlotte Catherine Countess of Bridgewater donated the land for the Rectory Lane Cemetery to the town in 1842. The Countess invites you to discover more about the establishment of the Cemetery and some of her contemporaries buried there.
From the topmost wildlife area there are splendid views across the beautiful Bulbourne valley. Make a day of it and use the Cemetery tour as a stepping stone to visit the motte and bailey Castle where William the Conqueror received the crown in 1066, or follow the town's Heritage/Blue Plaque Walk. Walk alongside the Grand Union Canal with its narrow boats and wildlife or go further up into the beautiful Chiltern countryside. Or simply relax and enjoy the market, shops and cafes that Berkhamsted has to offer. Please note: the nearest public toilets are in the Water Lane car park (behind Tesco's).
Complete Outdoors are our primary sponsors for 2018 & 2019. At their Bourne End (Herts) shop, you will discover all of the equipment, clothing and accessories you need to launch your next expedition into the great outdoors - whether a day's hike close to home, or an assault on the Matterhorn.
Could this be you? We are seeking additional sponsors to enable the festival to continue going from strength to strength - get in touch with AWeiss@chilternsaonb.org if you'd like to know more!