The best thing about London during a really hot summer’s weekend is that you can escape to the countryside quite easily, if you wish to. We’re experiencing a mighty heatwave here at the moment and as I have a pretty stressful week and weekend ahead I opted to escape London last Sunday. Living in the North of London makes The Chiltern Hills an obvious destination, I go quite regularly and it never disappoints. The Ashridge estate is quite spectacular with it’s wide open fields, beautiful woodlands, rolling hills and so much blossom at the moment. I’d be lying if I told you my hayfever was unaffected by this expedition but still, it was well worth it.