Monthly Archives: May 2016


You don’t often find graffiti at Ashridge – sometimes on the tree trunks and maybe at the windmill – but certainly not at the top of Beacon hill! The “trig” point was recently defaced and looked very unloved – just … Continue reading

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Clearing out the dovecote at Aldbury

Thursday 19th May some of the Thursday conservation group will be clearing out the dovecote.  A couple of pictures attached prior to any work being carried out. Built for the Duncombe family in Aldbury in 1753, as owners of Stocks … Continue reading

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Basecamp Work

As you may or may not know, volunteer working holidays are held at Ashridge several times a year and the Basecamp accommodation is coming up for it’s (not quite annual) spring clean where Pete the ranger will be organising the … Continue reading

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Litter on the Estate

An ongoing task. If you come across any fly tipping reply to this post and we will contact the estate office. The majority of litter is found in and around the car parks usually after a weekend or an event.

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Digging up Daffodils

The Thursday group is currently digging up all the non native daffodils which shouldn’t have been planted. The bulbs will be sold at the plant fair Sun 15 May 2016. 11:00-16:00

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Bluebells at Dockey Wood

Originally Dockey Wood was part of the extensive Ivinghoe common running down to the village of Ringshall, in Tudor times. The common was an open grassland with gorse and scrub predominating. There was probably a copse of trees at this … Continue reading

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