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Ivinghoe Beacon

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Address: | Ivinghoe, Aldbury, Tring, England

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Fantastic views

Considering this hill is not particularly high (I measured 235m with my altimeter), relative to the surrounding vales, it provides a fantastic vantage point. The walk itself has... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Considering this hill is not particularly high (I measured 235m with my altimeter), relative to the surrounding vales, it provides a fantastic vantage point. The walk itself has about 20 minutes of moderately steep hiking, depending on your chosen route. It is iconic of the Chiltern Chalk and is worth a couple of hours if you are in the area.

Thank Darren99999
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ivinghoe Beacon is amazing, the views are tremendous, great walk the dog, and also great if you are a photographer. We are soo lucky having this on our door step, as well as Aldbury Nowers.

Thank Dicky6969
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ivinghoe Beacon is one of the traditional historical beacons found all across the UK. It's a lovely part of the world high up on the Chiltern Hills with beautiful views across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Well worth walking up to the top to get the best of what is has to offer.

Thank UncleAlan471
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good point to head to for a bracing walk along well established footpaths. Excellent views over Beds and Bucks and is part of the Chiltern Way long distance path. Sometimes model glider users meet here. Nearby car park with occasional ice cream van. No facilities but Ashridge Forest Café is not too far away.

Thank Alighttomyfeet
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I often stay nearby and its a place for a wonderful 2 hour stroll up to the Beacon on a nice round route back to the car park. Fabulous views and exercise if don't mind a crowd. Not always the place to get away and be by yourself though - on occasions let down by too many dogs running loose... More 

Thank Paul D L
Buntingford, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Park in the carpark on stocks road between Aldbury and Ivinghoe and take a stroll up to the Beacon. On a fine day the views are tremendous. If you are up for a longer walk then incorporate it with a walk through Ashridge Estate and in April the bluebells are wonderful . Keep a look out ofr deer and also... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place for a short sharp walk to the top on a sunny day. Superb 360 degree views across Bedfordshire. Good way to pass a couple of hours.

Thank Pole2Pole_Images
Marston Moretaine, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Took our dog upto the top for a run around, amazing views of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire lovely and peaceful and nice to meet other dog/ walkers, it's certainly worth the effort.

Thank jmoor62
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Slow walk up to the top being towed by our pack of dogs. Beautiful weather enabling us to take in the clear wonderful views and relax a while. Recommended visit on a clear, bright day.

Thank Mistingglas
Norcia, Italy
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

There are several well marked walks in the area, all leading up to this glorious high point, with extensive 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside. It is almost always windy at the top, but invigorating and fun. We've often seen birds of prey flying around that are quite easily photographed.

Thank af5940

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