Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Contact details

Opening hours

Ashton Hill offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us
Ashton Hill , Bristol
Sat Nav Postcode: BS48 3QU
By Car

Ashton Hill is at the southern edge of Failand, lying 4 miles west of Bristol city centre and off the B3129 (Weston Road). 

OS Grid Ref
ST518710

51.432526685727, -2.6868654014397

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Ashton Hill. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4800

Located west of Bristol, escape the hustle and bustle of the city and visit Ashton Hill for a peaceful woodland walk

Ashton Hill offers 148 acres of mixed woodland for you to explore, including a magnificent stand of Californian Redwoods (Sequoia).

Formally part of the nearby Tyntesfield Estate in Wraxall, many of the larger trees in the woodland date back to the 19th century.

 

At a glance

  • Walking trails 
  • Horse riding 
  • Dogs welcome 

Things to do

Walking at Ashton Hill is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of Bristol's most beautiful landscapes.

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.

Nearby forests

Conifer tree trunks looking up

Located on the outskirts of Bristol, escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre with a visit to Wraxall Piece. 

Enjoy a pleasant woodland stroll or leisurely dog walk in this peaceful woodland. 

 

 

Path through the trees

The variety of woods, glades and wide sunny paths encourage a richness of wildlife and special plants including Bristol rock cress and Bristol onion. There are spectacular views over the Avon gorge.

Accessed via an avenue of copper beech trees, planted to commemorate the Queen's Coronation in 1953, the medium sized car park is the ideal place for starting off on a walk in these woods. There are also a number of picnic tables throughout the woodland.

Chimney reflected in pond

Visit East Harptree to see the historical Smitham Chimney, a relic of Mendip's industrial past. The Cornish-style chimney survived when the site closed in 1875 and was saved from complete destruction in 1973 by The Mendip Society and Somerset County Council.

In front of the Chimney there is a pond where you can see dragonflies in the summer months. There are also fine views of the Chew Valley from the grassland area nearby.

A path running between autumnal trees

Renowned for its nightjar and long-eared owl populations, there is no shortage of wildlife to see if you enjoy bird watching.

There is a medium sized car park, a small number of picnic benches and a circular easy access trail.

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