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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 moved to Tring in 1985 & I have walked to & around the Beacon on many occasions. Never got round to reaching the summit ! Did so this month with a small party of fellow walkers from our society. It...  more »
  • Having lived in this area for many years before moving to Devon, I can honestly say the views form the top are brilliant, plenty of walks around the beacon as well, you can meander down the side of th...  more »
  • This is one of our favorite areas for a walk; You can do a circular walk from the nearby car park. The views along the ridge and the beacon are stunning. Beware a windy day. The wind always feels twic...  more »
  • 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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