Ashton Hill Plantation
The latest news regarding group walks is that organised group walks are allowed from Monday 29th March. The following has recently been added to The Ramblers website:
“It has been confirmed by the UK government that organised sport and physical activity, which includes Ramblers group walks, can resume from the 29th March, and are exempt from legal
In the light of this, I invite you to join me on a sangha walk in the fields and woodland around Long Ashton on Easter Monday 5th April.
The walk will start at the Long Ashton community centre car park on Keedwell Hill. We will head north up Keeds Lane and then in a westerly direction through open fields with a lovely open view towards Nailsea and the Severn Estuary. We then head up Gatcombe Lane into the Ashton Hill Plantation which contains some giant Sequoia trees. After looping through the plantation we head into open meadow above Fenn’s Wood and then into more woodland at The Break and Keeds Wood before returning back down Keeds Lane to the car park.
The walk is gentle and easy-going and suitable for all abilities. Distance is 3-4 miles and total walking time is 2–3 hours at a slowish, gentle pace, including a tea break. A shorter (2ml) version of the walk would be do-able for those with energy issues. We can have a picnic lunch after the walk at the picnic area (with two picnic tables) adjacent to the car park.
Friends, family and children are welcome. Part of the walk (30-40min) will be in silence.
Meet at the Long Ashton Community Centre car park at 10am. Map link here.
There is a regular bus service to Long Ashton from Bristol and there is a bus stop at the bottom of Keeds Lane. There is also a good cycle route to Long Ashton from Bristol city centre which goes through the lower part of Ashton Court Estate.
We will follow the usual covid-19 safety protocols, avoiding close proximity, physical contact and food sharing. Please don’t come on the walk if you have coronavirus symptoms or have been in contact with anyone known to have coronavirus. Although there is no legal limit on numbers, the walk will be limited to a maximum of 12 people for ‘covid safety comfort’ reasons.
Please let me know in advance if you would like to come on the walk.
With warm wishes,