Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Visit the Trail to enjoy walking festivals, fundraising challenges, family events, museum exhibitions and farmers markets. There's always something happening. Check out the events calendar to see what's on.
 
 
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autumn colurs Basildon Park Illuminated Woodland Walk in Basildon Park
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:00
General event: As Autumn sets in at Basildon Park, the woodland really comes to life. The stunning display of Autumn colour on the trees is being further enhanced by an illuminated woodland display, which will... Read More
In the bleak mid-winter... find Christmas cheer at Avebury
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:00
General event: Escape the bleak mid-winter and find Christmas warmth and cheer at Avebury. The whole site will be decorated for Christmas so step into one of the hot-spots and enjoy some festive cheer. Manor... Read More
autumn colurs Basildon Park Illuminated Woodland Walk in Basildon Park
Tue, 02/01/2018 - 10:00
General event: As Autumn sets in at Basildon Park, the woodland really comes to life. The stunning display of Autumn colour on the trees is being further enhanced by an illuminated woodland display, which will... Read More
autumn colurs Basildon Park Illuminated Woodland Walk in Basildon Park
Wed, 03/01/2018 - 10:00
General event: As Autumn sets in at Basildon Park, the woodland really comes to life. The stunning display of Autumn colour on the trees is being further enhanced by an illuminated woodland display, which will... Read More
autumn colurs Basildon Park Illuminated Woodland Walk in Basildon Park
Thu, 04/01/2018 - 10:00
General event: As Autumn sets in at Basildon Park, the woodland really comes to life. The stunning display of Autumn colour on the trees is being further enhanced by an illuminated woodland display, which will... Read More
autumn colurs Basildon Park Illuminated Woodland Walk in Basildon Park
Fri, 05/01/2018 - 10:00
General event: As Autumn sets in at Basildon Park, the woodland really comes to life. The stunning display of Autumn colour on the trees is being further enhanced by an illuminated woodland display, which will... Read More
autumn colurs Basildon Park Illuminated Woodland Walk in Basildon Park
Sat, 06/01/2018 - 10:00
General event: As Autumn sets in at Basildon Park, the woodland really comes to life. The stunning display of Autumn colour on the trees is being further enhanced by an illuminated woodland display, which will... Read More
autumn colurs Basildon Park Illuminated Woodland Walk in Basildon Park
Sun, 07/01/2018 - 10:00
General event: As Autumn sets in at Basildon Park, the woodland really comes to life. The stunning display of Autumn colour on the trees is being further enhanced by an illuminated woodland display, which will... Read More
Ducks Galore at College Lake - BBOWT Reserve
Sat, 20/01/2018 - 10:30
General event: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE OF THIS WALK IS NOW 20TH JAN HAVING BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 13TH. Join the BBOWT warden for a guided walk around the wetland habitats of College Lake to see some of the... Read More
Welly Wednesdays
Wed, 07/02/2018 - 10:30
Family focussed: Hands-on outdoor activities for toddlers. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 10:30 am. Read More
Welly Wednesdays
Wed, 21/02/2018 - 10:30
Family focussed: Hands-on outdoor activities for toddlers, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 10:30am. Read More
Welly Wednesdays
Wed, 07/03/2018 - 10:30
Family focussed: Hands-on outdoor activities for toddlers, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 10:30am. Read More
Welly Wednesdays
Wed, 21/03/2018 - 10:30
Family focussed: Hands-on outdoor activities for toddlers, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 10:30am. Read More
Welly Wednesdays
Wed, 18/04/2018 - 10:30
Family focussed: Hands-on outdoor activities for toddlers, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 10:30am. Read More
The Big Walk
Sat, 21/04/2018 - 08:00
Walking event: This year's Pace Big Walk starts on the Icknield Way Ridgeway Link at Dunstable Downs and takes in part of the Ridgeway Trail, including Ivinghoe Beacon, Wigginton and Wendover. ... Read More
Welly Wednesdays
Wed, 02/05/2018 - 10:30
Family focussed: Hands-on outdoor activities for toddlers, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 10:30am. Read More
Welly Wednesdays
Wed, 02/05/2018 - 10:30
Family focussed: Hands-on outdoor activities for toddlers, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 10:30am. Read More
The 21st Flexicare Community Walk
Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:00
Walking event: Flexicare provides a babysitting service for families with disabled children.  Each year we have a fundraising walk that brings people together and gives our families a great day our. ... Read More
Welly Wednesdays
Wed, 16/05/2018 - 10:30
Family focussed: Hands-on outdoor activities for toddlers, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 10:30am. Read More
Welly Wednesdays
Wed, 16/05/2018 - 10:30
: Hands-on outdoor activities for toddlers, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 10:30am. Read More
Walk the Chalk: World Nordic Walking Day
Sat, 19/05/2018 - 09:45
Walking event: Grab your Nordic walking poles and step out from historic Watlington along the Icknield Way / Ridgeway National Trail in the footsteps of ancient travellers. Use your poles to climb effortlessly... Read More
Chilterns Walking Festival: Walk the Chalk: World Nordic Walking Day! (walk ref 51)
Sat, 19/05/2018 - 09:45
Walking event: Grab your Nordic walking poles and step out from historic Watlington along the Icknield Way (Ridgeway National Trail) in the footsteps of ancient travellers. Use your poles to climb effortlessly... Read More
Chilterns Walking Festival: Pulpit Wood and Hill (walk ref 64) SOLD OUT!
Wed, 23/05/2018 - 10:30
Walking event: Iron Age hillfort, archaeology, woodland management and natural history.This NT ranger led circular walk near Princes Risborough gives the opportunity to learn about and explore a well... Read More
SCOTT MTB Marathon Series Round 2
Sun, 27/05/2018 (All day)
Cycling event: This sleepy Oxfordshire market town with rolling countryside packs a surprising punch. Fast, flowing chalky trails weave on and off the historic Ridgeway. The course has the effect of subtly... Read More
Chilterns Walking Festival: Pitstone Hill archaeological walk (Walk ref 77 ) SOLD OUT!
Fri, 01/06/2018 - 10:00
: This will be your opportunity to walk in the footsteps of ancient man and to explore some of the pre-historic features visible along this section of The Ridgeway.Distance 6 miles ... Read More
Castles Bike Ride MacMillan Castles Bike Ride
Sun, 03/06/2018 - 10:00
Cycling event: The MacMillan Castles Bike Ride has been an annual feature on the Ridgeway for over 20 years.  A multi-terrain cycling event, it attracts over 300 riders from the Swindon and Marlborough... Read More
Welly Wednesdays
Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:30
Family focussed: Hands-on outdoor activities for toddlers, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 10:30am. Read More
Charity Walk
Fri, 08/06/2018 (All day)
Walking event: We are a small group of no more than 20 event professionals, walking the 87 day over 3 days.Raising money for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.To date, we have raised £350,000... Read More
Walk the Chalk
Sat, 09/06/2018 - 10:30
Family focussed: Discover the beauty and rich natural environment of the chalk hills at Ivinghoe Beacon. Follow a family-friendly route designed to showcase the variety of natural features and history of this rare... Read More
Event Postponed - Rush The Ridge - Adventure Cross
Sun, 17/06/2018 - 07:30
Cycling event: POSTPONED EVENT! Please see the website below for detailsRush the Ridge - Starts and Finishes at Newbury Showground.Is part of the Adventure Cross... Read More
Fun Ride for Horse Owners
Sun, 17/06/2018 - 09:00
Equestrian event: Enjoy a two to three hour way-marked ride for horse-owners through some of Ashridge's most beautiful landscapes.Follow our fabulous way-marked trail through stunning landscapes not... Read More
Art Exhibition: Drawn to The Ridgeway, Nick Schlee
Mon, 18/06/2018 - 09:00
General event: Mallett is pleased to announce their first exhibition in their renovated showrooms at Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire. Mallett's are exhibiting a series of oil pastels by local artist... Read More
Welly Wednesdays
Wed, 20/06/2018 - 10:30
Family focussed: Hands-on outdoor activities for toddlers, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 10:30am. Read More
Gentle stroll - chalkland flowers - National Trust, Ashridge Estate
Mon, 02/07/2018 - 14:30
Walking event: Monday 2 July 14:30-16:30 Join knowledgeable volunteers for a gentle stroll on Ashridge's chalklands to see the flowers that thrive there.This stroll may take... Read More
The Ridgeway Hike 2018
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 07:00
Walking event:  A 36km / 22mi... Read More
Uffington White Horse Chalking
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 10:00
General event: Can you give us 30 minutes of your time to help keep the White Horse in tip-top condition? Get hands on and help us keep this wonderful historic Horse white for future generations. Every year, we... Read More
Beacons of the Past Hillforts Project "Meet and Greets": Henley-on-Thames
Sat, 14/07/2018 - 10:00
General event: On Saturday 14th July we will be holding the first two of our four "Meet and Greet" sessions for the Chilterns AONB 'Beacons of the Past' Hillforts Project, ... Read More
Beacons of the Past Hillforts Project "Meet and Greets": Pitstone Green
Sat, 14/07/2018 - 15:00
General event: On Saturday 14th July we will be holding the first two of our four "Meet and Greet" sessions for the Chilterns AONB 'Beacons of the Past' Hillforts Project, ... Read More
Beacons of the Past Hillforts Project "Meet and Greets": Redbourne
Sun, 15/07/2018 - 10:00
General event: On Sunday 15th July we will be holding the second two of our four "Meet and Greet" sessions for the Chilterns AONB 'Beacons of the Past' Hillforts Project, ... Read More
Beacons of the Past Hillforts Project "Meet and Greets": High Wycombe
Sun, 15/07/2018 - 15:00
General event: On Sunday 15th July we will be holding the second two of our four "Meet and Greet" sessions for the Chilterns AONB 'Beacons of the Past' Hillforts Project, ... Read More
Big Camp at Ashridge Estate - SOLD OUT!
Sat, 21/07/2018 - 12:00
Family focussed: A chance to camp for one night at Ashridge and take part in a number of different family activities.Back by popular demand, the estate is once again offering families the special opportunity to... Read More
School Holiday Activities - Bug Hunt at Ashdown
Tue, 31/07/2018 - 14:00
Family focussed: Join Rangers in the school holidays for a Bug Hunt around Ashdown Woods and see what you will discover. Dogs on leads are welcome. Wear sensible walking shoes. Meet: Ashdown woodland car park Read More
Gentle Stroll - Hanging Coombe and Butterflies
Tue, 07/08/2018 - 10:30
Walking event: Visit this less well-known area of the estate, with our knowledgeable volunteers, to see the butterflies. A chance to learn more about the history and wildlife, especially butterflies, in this... Read More
School Holiday Activities - Kite flying & orienteering at White Horse Hill
Tue, 14/08/2018 - 14:00
Family focussed: Bring your own kite to White Horse Hill for kite flying and some orienteering around the hillside and features around such as Uffington Castle and Dragons Hill.Booking not needed  Free... Read More
Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge
Sun, 09/09/2018 - 09:30
Walking event: Join us for our 9th annual Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge and take in the wooded landscape and scenic views deep within the beautiful Chiltern Hills. There are 3 route options - 7, 11 or 20 miles so... Read More
Heritage Open Day at Nuffield Place
Sat, 15/09/2018 - 10:00
General event: Nuffield Place opens its doors for free on Heritage days - Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September. Visit the home of one of the most remarkable men of the 20th century and its... Read More
Ashridge in Autumn walk
Sat, 06/10/2018 - 10:00
Walking event: National Trust, Ashridge, Herts Explore the estate at one of the most scenic times of the year on this guided walk.... Read More
gate installation Volunteer Task on Ridgeway
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:00
Trail Maintenance: Please note that only volunteers registered with the National Trails Team can take part in this volunteer event. Contact NT.Volunteers@oxfordshire... Read More
Autumn 100
Sat, 13/10/2018 - 09:00
Running event: Now in it's 8th year, a 100 mile trail run taking in the Ridgeway and Thames Path National trails which runners must complete within 28hrs. Race comprised of 4 x 25 mile out and back... Read More
Tring Running Club Tring Running Club Ridgeway Run
Sun, 14/10/2018 - 10:00
General event: Sunday 14 October: The Ridgeway Run was established in 1982 by Tring Running Club... Read More
Volunteer Task: Map & Display Boards Installation
Tue, 16/10/2018 - 10:00
Trail Maintenance: Please note that only volunteers registered with the National Trails Team can take part in this volunteer event. Contact NT.Volunteers@oxfordshire... Read More
Volunteer Task- fingerpost installation
Mon, 22/10/2018 - 10:00
Trail Maintenance: Please note that only volunteers registered with the National Trails Team can take part in this volunteer event. Contact NT.Volunteers@oxfordshire... Read More
Museum by Torchlight
Fri, 26/10/2018 - 17:00
Family focussed: Tring Museum will be open out of hours and in the dark. Bring your torch to spot animals on your turn around the corner.Create your very own spooktastic creature to take home with you in... Read More
Sue Ryder Hospice Annual Halloween Fireworks Night
Sat, 27/10/2018 - 16:30
General event: Enjoy the spectacular firework display and bonfire, and delight in the... Read More
Volunteer Task: Finger Post installation and clearance
Wed, 31/10/2018 - 10:00
Trail Maintenance: Please note that only volunteers registered with the National Trails Team can take part in this volunteer event. Contact NT.Volunteers@oxfordshire... Read More
Volunteer Task: Map & Display Boards Installation
Tue, 06/11/2018 - 10:00
:  Please note that only volunteers registered with the National Trails Team can take part in this volunteer event. Contact NT.Volunteers@... Read More
The Druids Challenge
Fri, 09/11/2018 - 10:00
Running event: A three day, 84 mile, ultra marathon along the historic Ridgeway, starting at Ivinghoe Beacon and finishing at Barbury Castle. Read More
Volunteer Task: Gate Installation
Mon, 12/11/2018 - 10:00
: Please note that only volunteers registered with the National Trails Team can take part in this volunteer event. Contact NT.Volunteers@oxfordshire... Read More
Hillfort Scrub Bashing
Wed, 14/11/2018 - 09:15
General event: Paul Dean will guide us in beating the scrub back to help preserve this amazing hillfort. Safety training, as well as tools and gloves appropriate for the task will be supplied. Bring your own... Read More
Volunteer Task: Finger Post installation and small tasks
Wed, 21/11/2018 - 10:00
Trail Maintenance: Please note that only volunteers registered with the National Trails Team can take part in this volunteer event. Contact NT.Volunteers@oxfordshire... Read More
College Lake Artists Christmas Event
Thu, 29/11/2018 - 10:00
General event: Art, nature and mince pies! College Lake Artists are holding a four-day Christmas Fair from Thursday 29th November until Sunday 2nd December, 10am-4pm at the beautiful College Lake Nature Reserve... Read More
Christmas Fair, Ardington
Thu, 29/11/2018 - 10:00
Indoor: Start your Christmas Shopping at the Loyd Lindsay Rooms Christmas Fair.  Come along and pick up some unique gifts to delight your family & friends. Read More
Tring Together Christmas Festival 2018
Fri, 30/11/2018 - 18:30
: The last Friday in November Tring traditionally celebrates the start of the Festive Season with an enchanted evening for the whole family. The High Street is transformed into a... Read More
vegetation clearance Volunteer Task
Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:00
Trail Maintenance:  Please note that only volunteers registered with the National Trails Team can take part in this volunteer event. Contact NT.Volunteers@... Read More
Volunteer Task
Wed, 05/12/2018 - 10:00
Trail Maintenance: Please note that only volunteers registered with the National Trails Team can take part in this volunteer event. Contact NT.Volunteers@oxfordshire... Read More
Avebury Stones by Eleanor Eaton Winter Warmer Walks in Avebury
Fri, 07/12/2018 - 10:30
Walking event: Winter warmer walks7 and 14 December, 10.30am-12.30pm, £16Leave the crowds behind and join archaeologist Dr Nick Snashall for a winter ramble around the stone circles, where... Read More
Volunteer Task
Mon, 10/12/2018 - 10:00
Trail Maintenance: Please note that only volunteers registered with the National Trails Team can take part in this volunteer event. Contact NT.Volunteers@oxfordshire... Read More
Volunteer Task
Tue, 11/12/2018 - 10:00
Trail Maintenance: Please note that only volunteers registered with the National Trails Team can take part in this volunteer event. Contact NT.Volunteers@oxfordshire... Read More