Ashridge Forest, Hertfordshire

I first discovered Ashridge Forest in 2008 when I visited the Bluebells in Spring. Since then, I have been fascinated by the way the forest has evolved and I’ve been returning to Ashridge almost every month for the last 10 years.

The place is bustling with activity during spring, but then quickly dies down with the bluebells. After a few visits, I realised there was much more to Ashridge than the bluebells and that has inspired me to continue returning.

This gallery is a portrait of Ashridge Forest that aims to capture the majesty of the place in just 12 images, with each representing a month of the year. I have made hundreds of images over the course of ten years, but only 12 could make the final cut.

Battling The Storm


Reaching Out, Ivinghoe Common, Ashridge by Tim Smalley

Finding The Way


The Archway


The Last Show


The Orchestra