Off message - but a superb Boxing day walk ( Number 21) in the Chilterns. An "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". 7 miles long orange"Challenging Walk" but only 3.5 hrs long.
Aldbury, the starting point, is a chocolate box English village with thatched cottages, Olde worlde pubs, pond and punishment stock.
Ivinghoe Beacon (see picture right) is a spectacular (former iron age fort) hill
landmark overlooking the plains below.
Ashridge is a simple lovely forest estate and the walk that ends up at the Bridgewater monument. I have posted more photos on Facebook here.