Just as the thought of another sweaty sticky weekend in London started to lose its charm my boyfriend pulled one out of the bag and planned a hike in the Hertfordshire countryside.
On Saturday morning, we hauled ourselves across London to catch a 45-minute train from Euston to Tring where we walked a total of 9 miles around Ivinghoe Beacon and the Ashridge Estate. As part of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the views definitely didn’t disappoint!
Although we had a little bit of a rocky start finding the route, the rest of the walk was pretty plain sailing in terms of directions – be prepared for a rather hilly hike though. (The route for the walk that we took can be found here.)
We found a great country pub for lunch, The Grand Junction Arms, nestled on the edge of the canal that serves delicious pub classics as well as offering an array of seasonal specials. We bagged a spot in the beer garden for a good couple of hours, recovering before a short walk back to Tring station.
I was definitely feeling the after effects on Sunday but the stunning views and picturesque cottages made the 30,000 steps worth it! Below are a few of our photos from the weekend.
We’ve made a pledge to try and make it out of London to go hiking at least one weekend a month so please share your recommendations! Have a great week!