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Walking through mature woodland in Tring Park (Photo: WTML/Nick Spurling)

Walk among mixed broadleaf woodland and explore one of the largest areas of unimproved chalk grassland in the county, at this tranquil site just a 10-minute walk from the Natural History Museum at Tring.

Tring Park is one of Hertfordshire’s most important ecological areas and one of the Trust’s most exciting and diverse sites. Covering an area of 107 hectares (264 acres), it contains a mosaic of habitats such as chalk grassland, scrub, mixed woodland and parkland landscaped by Charles Bridgeman in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The whole area collectively supports a diverse range of plants, invertebrates, mammals and birds. With the help of a generous grant of £329,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund we have been able to restore aspects of the historic park and improve the overall experience for visitors.

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Events at Tring Park

Join us for a walk, see the beauty of the wood through a lens or wrap up warm and blow away the cobwebs with friends and family.

How to get here

Lying to the south of Tring, the site runs along the Chiltern ridge, offering superb views eastwards over the lowland vale.

The whole site lies within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The park and woodlands contribute greatly to the local landscape as they are visible from approaches to Tring and notably from the A41.

By Train

Tring railway station is 3.2km (two miles) away.

For up-to-date information on public transport, visit the Traveline website; or telephone 0871 200 2233.

By Bus

East entrance - corner of Fox Road and Highfield Road in Wigginton, 200m away along a quiet suburban road with pavement.

Northern entrance from Tring - corner of Akeman Street and High Street in Tring, 500m away along quiet suburban road with pavement.

For up-to-date information on public transport, visit the Traveline website; or telephone 0871 200 2233.

Facilities and access

Access

Access is available directly from the surrounding country roads. On the western boundary there are two entrances straight off Hastoe Lane, two off Merlin Hill, three directly off the village roads in Wigginton to the east and one via a public footpath from Tring to the north via a footbridge over the A41.

The flat, hard-surfaced Ridgeway National Trail runs through the park, entering off Marlin Hill to follow the King Charles Ride – the main path through the woodland on top of the ridge - from east to west until exiting onto Fox Road. The wide entrances are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The track can become seasonally muddy in places. Other entrances to the site are simple squeeze stiles or kissing gates.

Car parking

Nearest car park: the joint Natural History Museum at Tring/Woodland Trust car park off Hastoe Lane, 350m from the park’s northern entrance. See Tring's Natural History Museum website for details of opening times.

The bridge which leads from the museum to the park has a number of steps which could cause difficulty for pushchairs and wheelchairs. For more information email tringpark@woodlandtrust.org.uk.

Alternatively, the High Street car park is 600m away along a quiet suburban road with pavement.

Toilets

The nearest toilet is at the Natural History Museum at Tring, 350m from northern entrance. Check the museum’s website for opening times. Baby-changing and facilities for the disabled are available. However, the steps on the bridge which connects the museum to Tring Park could cause difficulties for pushchairs and wheelchairs. For more information email tringpark@woodlandtrust.org.uk.

Alternatively, there are toilets in the High Street car park, 600m away along a quiet suburban road with pavement. Baby-changing facilities and toilets suitable for disabled are available with access via a RADAR key.

Accommodation

To find the nearest accommodation visit TripAdvisor.

Looking to extend your adventure with a holiday in the great outdoors? Whether you’re glamping, camping or caravanning, our partner Freedom To Go can help you find the perfect pitch.  

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