Q&A: I’m in West London and I want something steep!

Heading back again


Hey @LondonHiker we fancy a trip this weekend, just a day trip from west London.

We have a car but fancy something steepish. Any ideas?


Ivinghoe Beacon

I’d suggest a trip to Ivinghoe Beacon.

It’s a prominent hill in the Chilterns, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From the top, you get brilliant panoramic views.

Ivinghoe Beacon is the start (or end) of The Ridgeway National Trail.

It sits within the National Trust Ashridge Estate which also contains ancient woodland and many footpaths to explore.

You can get there via Tring railway station from Euston.

Here’s a great circular walk from Tring from the Saturday Walkers Club, which takes in the Beacon.

Alternatively, you could drive to the National Trust Ashridge estate car park, and walk from the Visitor Centre (here’s a list of walks and trails).

Pitsone Hill

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