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Tring Park

With the second largest area of unimproved chalk grassland in the county, Tring Park is one of Hertfordshire’s most important habitats for wildlife. Take a stroll through meadows of lady’s bedstraw, yellow rattle, saxifrage and salad burnet in summer, and see how many butterflies and other insects you can spot.

Please note: The car park is currently only open during weekends and school holidays. See Tring's Natural History Museum website for details.

Once part of Tring House, the 107-hectare (264-acre) site is one of the Woodland Trust’s most diverse sites, comprising mixed woodland and chalk grassland. 

As well as its ecological value, Tring Park has much historical significance. Lionel de Rothschild bought the estate in 1872 and his son Nathaniel - the first Lord Rothschild - gifted some of the land and subsequently the building which is now the Natural History Museum at Tring, as a coming of age present to his son, Walter. Walter collected zoological specimens and it was he who opened a zoological museum on the site. Wallabies, cassowaries and rheas used to roam the grasslands. Two ancient monuments can also be found here.

Waymarked walks guide you through the site, including the 30-minute Parkland Walk and the longer Woodland Walk. The Ridgeway National Trail also runs through the woods.

A bridleway runs along King Charles Ride and there are several public footpaths. You can find information on one of the various information boards dotted along the trails.

Finding Tring Park

Tring Park is a five to ten minute walk from the Natural History Museum in Tring, Hertfordshire. Explore both for an exciting day filled with lots of discoveries.

OS Explorer 181, Landranger 165, SP929102.

By car

Tring is on the A41, 30 miles (48.2km) north-west of London. From the M25 exit at junction 20 onto the A41. Approaching Tring, exit right onto London Road and from there onto the High Street (B4635). Turn left on to Akeman Street and continue to the end. Dog-leg across Park Road onto Hastoe Lane the the car park is around 100 metres along on the left. This is a joint car park with the Natural History Museum at Tring. Brown tourist signs for Tring Park are displayed from the A41 exit and the post code for the car park is HP23 6AP. 

Please visit the Natural History Museum at Tring website for updates about the car park before you travel. 

By train

Regular train services run to Tring station. It's about two miles (3.2km) from Tring Park car park which can be reached by bus or taxi.

By bus

Buses run to Tring Park from most of the towns in the area. For more information call Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit traveline.

Accessing the site

There are many access points around the perimeter of the woods, but the main entrance is over a footbridge across the A41. This has steps and a kissing gate and is not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs though they can be lifted over the side of the railing. The bridge is not owned by the Trust and is therefore outside our control.

Entry into our woods is free but please donate now to help us care for them.

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