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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?

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The 3km approx circular wall is an ideal first walk here. Ideal for dog walking but bear in mind that the boundary stone wall is pretty dilapidated in places and easily jumped over into adjacent farmland and paddocks and golf course!

The woods could do with some signage from the road. It's very easy to miss on your right if coming up Belmont Hill towards Failand.

Nix, 9/Apr/2018

How long is the walk please? Want to check it's worth a journey! Thanks

Anonymous, 25/Sep/2017
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We've lived in Bristol for more than 40 years but only just discovered this beautiful woodland - the perfect cool and shady stroll for a hot summer afternoon.

Anonymous, 9/Jul/2017
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What's Here?

  • Horse riding
  • Parking
  • Cycling
  • waymarked singletrack trail is available in Leigh Woods
  • Walking
  • Waymarked walking trails are available in nearby Leigh Woods.
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OS Grid ref: ST518710

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