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Explore Ashton Hill
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

This is an 148 acre (60 hectare) mixed woodland with conifers, broadleaves and areas of ancient woodland as well as a magnificent stand of Californian Redwoods (Sequoia).

Sequoia grove at Ashton HillAshton Hill was formally a part of the nearby Tyntesfield Estate in Wraxall. Consequently, many of the larger trees were planted in the 19th century. The Giant Sequoia grove dates from this period of estate landscaping. trees were planted in the 19th century.

Walking Trails

There is a circular hard surfaced trail (not waymarked) starting from the car park which is suitable for walkers and cyclists. A bench provides a resting place underneath the Giant Sequoias.

What do other visitors say?

Have recently noticed that you have small car park at Ashton Hill ( near Tyntesfield NT ). Reading your web site information, it looks as if one requires a parking pass for occasional

visits. Could you please advise how one would go about obtaining one of these passes.

If they are available would the same facility be available for " East Hartree Wood & Smitham Chimney"? ........Thanks for your time Dick Bevan

dick bevan , horfield, bristol, 12/Apr/2017

Thank for your comments. The car park at Ashton Hill is a small car park that is for the use of members of public who are accessing the woodland. There are no parking passes required. The car park is free entry and open to all. We hope you enjoy your visit to Ashton Hill woods. Thanks

Forestry Commission Response
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Having grown up next to the Malago woods I've always enjoyed woodland walks and this certainly didn't disappoint. I mainly went to see the Californian Redwoods and took the wife with me the whole path route took just over an hour and there was plenty too see. the car park dosent really allow for a great deal of space, but you can alternatively park on the main outer roads in Failand. I will certainly be returning in the future.

James M, 6/Oct/2014

I live in failand and regularly walk my dog in ashton hill woods.I noticed recently a new sign asking dog poo to be bagged, previously I had been told it was good to get a stick and flick into the this still acceptable or has your policy changed? Regards.

Fi Harris, 11/Sep/2014

Stick and flick or bag it and bin it are both acceptable. There is no bin on site so any waste should be removed and disposed of correctly by the dog owner. Thanks for checking with us!

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  • Horse riding
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  • Cycling
  • waymarked singletrack trail is available in Leigh Woods
  • Walking
  • Waymarked walking trails are available in nearby Leigh Woods.
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