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Ashridge Autumn Colours Walk in Hertfordshire

Published on November 8, 2014 by admin

About the Ashridge Autumn Colours Walk

We had the opportunity to hike the Ashridge Autumn Colours Walk in Hertfordshire. Despite the light rain and cool November temperatures, we really enjoyed the large trees, autumn colours and wildlife along the way. This 5.9 mile walk takes you through woodland, parkland, meadows and past the historic Ashridge Estate.

Driving from London, it took us under an hour to get to the start of the walk. It begins at the Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre near Berkhamstead.

We followed the route details provided by the National Trust (you can find a walk overview here). This walk felt easy on our legs with hardly any hills. The flat trails were wide and clearly marked.

Highlights of our walk included:

  • Herds of Fallow Deer
  • Ancient Beech and Sweet Chestnut Trees lining the path
  • The varied landscape – from dense forest to open farmland
  • Vibrant colours of the autumn forest
  • Eating lunch on the trunk of a fallen tree

This felt like a wonderful break from the city! I will definitely be heading back in the spring to enjoy the butterflies and wild-flowers.

Ashridge Autumn Colours Walk

Ashridge Autumn Colours Walk on a November afternoon

Colourful Autumn Leaves at Ashridge Estate

Looking up into the canopy of colourful autumn leaves

Autumnal ferns at Ashridge

Autumnal ferns at Ashridge

Autumn Trees at Ashridge Estate

Autumn trees and forest

Path covered in leaves

Path covered in leaves during the Autumn Colours Walk

Fungi on a large tree

Fungi on a large tree

Fallow Deer at Ashridge Estate

Fallow Deer in an open field


Continue reading about other beautiful UK walks

—> Walk Around Derwentwater
—> Borger Dalr Geology Walk
—> Dunstable Downs Walk
—> Cleeve Hill Common Ring Walk

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