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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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  • August 19, 2017
    Not much parking nearby, but several parks within a mile, and walk along the ridge. Some steep bits, no shelter, slippery if wet. Great views in all direction especially North and West.A board on the ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    My daughter (massive harry potter fan) wanted to go to top of ivinghoe beacon as it appeared in one of the harry potter films. It was a lovely walk with some splendid views from the top. There are lot...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We love this place! There are so many ways to get up to the Beacon some challenging others not. Always breezy which is good after the climb up. We park approx 5 miles away and do a healthy 10 mile cir...  more »

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