Ivinghoe Beacon

Enjoy a walk through the woodland, across the commons or on the fine chalk downland on the Ashridge Estate. Pop into the visitor centre and explore the interactive discovery room, look out for gifts in the shop or pick up a bargain from the second hand book shelves. Enjoy a delicious cake on the tearoom lawn as you look out across the green to the towering granite column of the Bridgewater Monument, built in the 19th Century to honour the Canal Duke.

The estate is open dawn to dusk every day.

The Brownlow Café is open every day except 25 and 26 December, from 8am to 4pm (8am to 6pm April to October).

The Visitor Centre and Shop are open mid February to mid December, 10am to 5pm (or dusk if earlier)

Bridgewater Monument is open April to October, 12 to 4.30pm. Entrance to the monument is £1.80 for an adult and 90p for a child

Tel: 01442 851227 (Visitor Centre) Tel: 01494 755557 (Info Line)