Walk off mince pies on ramble

WALKERS can take advantage of a Christmas ramble through a picturesque woodland.

Friends of Ashridge will be holding its Christmas walk through the estate on Monday, December 27.

Hikers can meet at the Visitor Centre and the walk costs £4 for Friends of Ashridge, £5 for non-members and £3 for under 16s. Booking is essential on 01442 851 227.

Keen ramblers also have the chance to join the Friends for £7.

Members will receive a newsletter twice a year and invitations to friends-only events and discounts on National Trust walks and talks at Ashridge.

For more information and a membership form, call Arthur Mason on 01582 619829 or visit www.friendsofashridge.org.uk.