Distance: 10 miles (15.5km)
Ascent: 331 metres
Start/finish: Tring Station, HP23 5QR
Head north-east on the road then turn L onto the Hertfordshire Way and L again onto the Ridgeway, heading north-west. Follow this trail along Grim’s Ditch and across a road. Cross the next field then follow the trail north uphill and across another road at a sharp bend. Continue on the trail north to the trig point on Ivinghoe Beacon (3.5 miles/5.7km). Turn R and follow the ridge east to the obvious R turn into the fields below, follow this path around to the R and back uphill to join the Icknield Way. Turn L and follow the trail south-east, continuing in the same direction but leaving the Icknield Way at Ward’s Hurst Farm to reach a path junction by some water works (6.3 miles/10.7km). Turn R on the footpath across Beacon Road and south-west along paths through Sallow Copse to a byway at SP 974129 (7.6 miles/12.2km). Turn R onto the byway, following it west past the visitor centre and downhill to the road in Aldbury. Follow Station Road then turn R onto the Hertfordshire Way, take the next L and stay on this path back to the road and Tring Station.
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