Along the Ridge of the Chilterns

This easy-to-follow route from Tring Station to Ivinghoe Beacon along The Ridgeway is a lovely walk. The Ridgeway actually passes the station (which has a car park) just outside the town.

The walk takes you through a marvellous variety of scenery. First comes Aldbury Nowers Nature Reserve, a haven for chalk grassland flowers and insects, followed by lovely beech woods with a section of Grim’s Ditch, an ancient Iron Age boundary. You will emerge to enjoy sweeping views from the top of Pitstone Hill and to stride on over the springy Chiltern turf to the Iron Age fort at breathtaking Ivinghoe Beacon. On this heady spot The Ridgeway and the ancient Icknield Way meet and look down over peaceful scenery that is well blessed with rural attractions, village pubs and gentle country walks to delight you for a few days.
From Ivinghoe Beacon you can either return the same way or make your way to Ivinghoe by footpaths where there are regular buses to the centre of Tring (service 61) on Mondays to Saturdays.
Distance: Tring Station to Ivinghoe Beacon - 3½ miles/1½ hours
Ivinghoe Beacon to Ivinghoe – 1½ miles/¾ hour


The white chalk of The Ridgeway climbs over green Ivinghoe hill  - Peter Blyth