IMPORTANT NOTICE: The free joint Woodland Trust and Natural History Museum car park at Tring Park will be temporarily closed on Thursday 6th May and Friday 7th May 2021 for important repair work.
Access to Tring Park
Our accessibility statement outlines the available facilities and access information for Tring Park.
Before you arrive
Tring Park lies to the south of Tring. The site runs along the Chiltern ridge, and sits within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The park and woodlands contribute greatly to the local landscape as they are visible from approaches to Tring, notably from the A41.
At 264 acres, there are multiple entrances to the site all linking to either bridleways, public or permissive footpaths. If you are visiting Tring Park for the first time, we recommend you use the entrance leading over the A41 from the joint Woodland Trust and Natural History Museum at Tring car park on Hastoe Lane so that you can view our information board and site map.
Alternatively, if you are in the Natural History Museum at Tring, you can follow one of the recommended self-guided walks from there (see ‘Self-Guided Walking Routes’).
We do have livestock which graze on site at Tring Park. In the main parkland area we use cows, and in a smaller isolated area known as Oddy Hill, we use sheep. If you would like to find out more about visiting an area with livestock please visit the NFU website.
Arrival and car park
The free joint Woodland Trust and Natural History Museum at Tring car park provides parking for 40 cars, with 4 designated for blue badge holders. These spaces are clearly marked with a blue badge logo. Wide family friendly spaces are also provided. There are no time restrictions on length of parking for visitors to the site, allowing you plenty of time to explore! Just be sure to check the car park closing times in the full access statement.
This car park becomes particularly busy during school holidays, and if you should find that it is full, please do park in the car parks off Tring High Street.
The car park drive surface is compacted stone with a grid overlay system. In adverse weather conditions this car park could potentially become muddy. Please check the website for up to date information about this.
If you are visiting with a dog, please also keep him/her on a lead when in the car park.
Six bike stands are available for use during your visit. They are located next to the coach parking bays. The Woodland Trust and Natural History Museum at Tring does not accept responsibility for any vehicle or bicycle left in the car park and we politely remind visitors not to leave any valuables on display.
The car park is managed by the Natural History Museum at Tring and the opening and closing times are listed below. Be sure to check the car park closing times on our Facilities page or in the full access statement.
The nearest toilets are in the Natural History Museum at Tring which are open from 10am, Monday to Saturday.
There are also toilets in Tring Forge car park, including some disabled and baby change facilities.
Footpaths and difficulty
The paths at Tring Park are a variety of surfaces and gradients. The main path through the woodland (King Charles Ride) is also a bridleway and is the only path cyclists and horse riders are permitted on. This path is semi-surfaced, firm under foot and is in good condition.
Other woodland paths are unsurfaced and can become extremely muddy and slippery in wet and adverse weather conditions.
The parkland paths are typically grass and can become particularly slippery in wet weather. During prolonged wet periods they can also become very muddy. The majority of the parkland walks do include a relatively steep incline.
Keeping to marked paths helps us care for and protect the parkland and woodland. Visitors and dogs should avoid creating and using ‘desire line’ paths that can often disturb ground nesting birds and rare plants. This also helps us to protect the areas where species lay dormant until the spring or summer.