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.
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.
After several zig-zags, the path descends steeply through some woods.
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.
After a short distance cross the lane and follow a well defined track.
Turn right at these signposts.
Leave the woods and enter the Stocks Club golf course.
A series of sign posts navigate you across the golf course to Aldbury Nowers.
Once in Aldbury Nowers, the route follows the Ridgeway LDP.
The trees start to thin out and broad vistas of the Vale of Alyesbury can be seen.
Walking down from Pitstone Hill.
Cross a country lane and follow the Ridgeway Path. At a junction of paths turn right and ascend towards Crawley Wood.
Cowslip (Primula veris).
Bluebells (Hyacinthoides) on Duncombe Terrace.