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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.

Once part of Tring House, the 107-hectare (264-acree) 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 – opened a zoological museum on the site. Wallabies, cassowaries, quaggas 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 lies 2 miles south of Tring, Hertfordshire.

OS Explorer 181, Landranger 165, SP929102.

By car

From Tring head south on the B4635. Go through one roundabout, then at the second roundabout take the third exit. On the next roundabout take the first exit on to Oddy Hill and then continue on to Fox Road. The wood is on your right. There is currently no car park. 

By public transport

The nearest train station is Tring (2.5 miles). There are regular bus services from Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Luton and Dunstable, which stop on Tring High Street. The number 387 bus runs between Tring and Wiggington. For details of times visit traveline.

Accessing the site

There are many access points around the perimeter of the woods, including a footbridge over the A41.

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