Ashridge Estate and Pitstone Hill circular walk

Start: Bridgewater Monument

Finish: Bridgewater Monument

Length: 9.23 km / 5.73 miles

Weather: Cool and sunny intervals.

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We started the walk at the ever popular Bridgewater Monument and although busy it is not long before you can find quieter parts of the Ashridge Estate.

Ashridge Estate circular walk


After several zig-zags, the path descends steeply through some woods.

Ashridge Estate circular walk


At the bottom enter a field and walk diagonally across it to another stile. Walk through this and turn immediately right and then left when you come to the lane.

Ashridge Estate clipper down


After a short distance cross the lane and follow a well defined track.

Clipper Down and Duncombe Farm


Turn right at these signposts.

Clipper Down


Ashridge Estate circular walk


Leave the woods and enter the Stocks Club golf course.

Stocks golf club


A series of sign posts navigate you across the golf course to Aldbury Nowers.

Stocks golf club


Once in Aldbury Nowers, the route follows the Ridgeway LDP.

Ridgeway Path and Pitstone Hill


The trees start to thin out and broad vistas of the Vale of Alyesbury can be seen.

Ashridge Estate circular walk


Pitstone Hill.

Ashridge Estate circular walk


Walking down from Pitstone Hill.

Pitstone Hill


Cross a country lane and follow the Ridgeway Path. At a junction of paths turn right and ascend towards Crawley Wood.

Pitstone Hill


Cowslip (Primula veris).

Cowslip Primula veris


Bluebells (Hyacinthoides) on Duncombe Terrace.

Stonor House