Sunday, 13 May 2018
Start time: 14:00
(Estimated finish time: 17:30)
Leisurely 6.8 miles / 11 km
The second of two circular bluebell walks in one day from the same start point. If you haven't joined us on the morning walk, why not join us for lunch at the Café by the monument from approx 13:00 before the walk.
The walk will head west dropping into the picturesque village of Albury before picking up the Ridgeway along the edge of the Chiltern escarpment with views to Ivingoe Beacon in the distance. A short climb out of Incombe Hole into Crawley Wood which carpeted with bluebells. Continuing through woods filled with wild garlic on the way to the famous Dockey Wood for a stunning bluebell display. To finish the walk returning towards the Bridgewater Monument through the woods of Ivinghoe Common and more bluebells reaching the Café just before it closes.
Ashridge Estate main car park, meet at the Bridgewater Monument. Use HP4 1LU in Sat Nav and then lookout for the entrance for Ashrige Estate. Please allow time to park and walk up to the monument as it may be busy
Grid reference: SP970131
Nearest postcode: HP4 1LU
Start time: 14:00
This is a circular walk
Dockey Wood has become a very popular place to see the bluebells with thousands of visitors each year. The National Trust who own and manage the woods has put measures in place to help protect the bluebells for the future. In 2016 the NT started charging for entry at peak times to help pay for the additional protection. This walk plans to arrive a Dockey Wood when free entry resumes.
Suitability: Dog friendly
Facilities: Refreshments, Toilet, Parking
Designation: Open access land, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Scenic Area, Heritage Coast
Theme: Wildlife, nature
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This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.