Estate is set in over 5,000 acres of open countryside and stretches along the
ridge of the Chilterns and through the Home Counties of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
estate has a wide variety of habitats from woodland and open countryside to chalk
Our country houses and estates are great places for nature.
Find out how you can get really close to some fantastic animals.
- Estates and parks offer great wildlife watching oportunities
in the autumn including birds and squirrels.
Estate - Visitor Guide
Estate, Visitor Centre, Moneybury Hill, Ringshall, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.|
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rutting in autumn.
The main focal point of the estate is the Monument
to the Duke of Bridgewater, erected in 1832 from which there are good views. There
are also excellent views from Ivinghoe Beacon.
kit:||Walking shoes. Binoculars. Waterproof
clothing if wet.|
best time of year to visit is early autumn.
There are a number of fungi
forays and organised deer walks throughout the season. Book well in advance.
network of footpaths. Self-guided walks - info available from the shop. Workshops
and activity days.
Autumn tree displays. Deer watching. Fungi forays.
Woodland birds - Woodpeckers, Nuthatch and
Woodcock. Buzzards and Red Kites.
Edible Dormouse, with its grey fur and bushy tail, is also found in deciduous
woodland on the estate. These small mammals nest in tree holes and sometimes in
bird boxes during daylight hours.
Spring - Bluebells.
Summer - butterflies
and flowers. Warm, dark evenings - Gloworms.
access: Adapted WC. The grounds are partly accessible - obtain map of accessible
route from visitor centre.
There are four miles of surfaced routes
suitable for wheelchairs. PMVs available - pre-booking essential.
Induction loop in the shop and restaurant. Portable induction
loop can be obtained for walks and talks.
Located just off B4506 between
Berkhamsted and Northchurch, and Ringshall and Dagnall.
30/31 to Monument. Chiltern Rambler 327 from Tring to Monument and Beacon (Suns
between May-Sept only).
Nearest rail stations: Tring (1¾miles);
Estate open year round with
Visitor centre open 12-5pm between 17 March16 December
2007. Monument open 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday up to 28 October 2007.
prices: Monument: £1.40, child 70p. Countryside: free. Donations welcome.
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