Details of our 2019 event will be confirmed soon
The Ancestor's Trail is made up of several trails of varying lengths (from 3 to12 miles) guided by volunteers and starting at a train or tube station. Simply pick a distance that suits you best - one trail is suitable for (and regularly used by) wheelchair users. All the trails merge in time and, conveniently enough, finish at Cheshunt YHA which is right next to the train station with easy connection to central London.
The Ancestor's Trail is open to people of all backgrounds and age groups. It aims to support wildlife conservation and celebrate our belonging in nature.
This website allows you to book your place on the walk. There's also an evening event afterwards with entertainment. The following morning we host various natural history lectures - all based at Cheshunt YHA.
Sharing a walk with around 100 others through forest glades and along quiet country lanes
Quality time with friends and family - accompanied children welcome - meet interesting people.
Well behaved dogs welcome.
Bring a picnic
Enjoy live music, storytelling and learn about our origins in nature
Meet wildlife experts