Ashton Court Walks
A short circular walk around one of England's most popular country parks. The Ashton Court Estate is located near Bristol and is comprised of 850 acres of woodland, parkland and gardens. Highlights include Ashton Court Meadow nature reserve which contains a wide range of flowering plants. There is also a deer park and Clarken Combe - a woodland area with a range of plant species.
The park is also good for cycling with National Cycle Route 33, known as the Festival Way running through the park.
In the park there are two very good mountain bike trails. There is a blue (moderate) grade route with small rock steps, rollers (bumps) and berms (banked corners). There's also a more difficult red graded route for experienced mountain bikers.
PostcodeBS41 9JN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Ashton Court Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Ashton Court Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Ashton Court Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Ashton Court Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The National Trust village of Failand is just to the west of the estate. There's a nice circular walk to try here taking you to the local bluebell woods and the delightful Abbots Pool. Tyntesfield House is also nearby and well worth a visit.
The Community Forest Path runs past the site. The long distance trail takes you on a tour of some of the walking highlights surrounding the city of Bristol.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Somerset Walks page.