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Ivinghoe Beacon, Aldbury

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Ivinghoe Beacon is a prominent hill and landmark in the Chiltern Hills, standing 233 m (757 ft) above sea level. It is situated close to the village of Ivinghoe in Buckinghamshire, the Ashridge Estate, and the villages of Aldbury and Little Gaddesden in Hertfordshire and is managed and owned by the National Trust. Ivinghoe Beacon is part of the Ivinghoe Hills Site of Special Scientific Interest. It lies between the towns of Dunstable in Bedfordshire, and Berkhamsted and Tring in Hertfordshire. It is the starting point of the Icknield Way to the east, and the Ridgeway long-distance path to the west.Ivinghoe Beacon is a popular spot for walkers, sightseers, and model aircraft enthusiasts, who use lift generated by the wind blowing up the hill – a technique known as slope soaring.Ivinghoe Beacon's appearance of remoteness, yet relative proximity to the film studios at Elstree, meant that it was a favoured location for many dramas, especially those produced by ITC in the 1960s.
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  • We wanted to see a lion which recently renovated and we were looking for a good place. Inadvertently we got in this place and us zauroczyło. Even though her daughter may 4 and 7 year old girls have given the Council a walk up itself and were able to admire the view.
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  • Climb this beacon & see for miles. The terrain is easy walking being chalky grassland, ideal for wetter conditions if you have a dog. Dogs need to be kept on leads in the pastures as sheep are grazing...  more »
  • I went on quite a windy day but it was still worth the climb to see the views. I have a bad hip and made it to the top even so. Would advise good walking shoes which I didn't have but that was due to ...  more »
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  • Lovely place for walking. This is part of the famous Ridgeway.
  • Fantastic views over the valley below.
  • Lovely place to walk
  • Great for gliding and just a beautiful place to be!
  • Great for walks or flying gliders! Also, excellent when it snows fit sledding.
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