Amy Walks: Ashton-Under-Hill
For the second walk of the Easter bank holiday – see the first here – Dave and I went to Ashton-Under-Hill with his parents and their dog.
Starting in the gorgeous village, we trooped past cottages and admired the countless gardens that were glowing in the morning sunshine.
Turning left part way through Ashton, we started a steady climb up to the woods skirting Bredon Hill. Upon reaching the woodland, we were met by a beautiful sea of blue. I’d not had chance to go on a specific Bluebell walk this year and so, it was pleasant treat!
Making our way through the trees, we clambered up the hill side before edging around it. Just like our trail on Friday, this area looked wonderful – even though the sun was shining less by this point, unfortunately!
Not long afterwards and the four of us started the descent towards the Church and back to Ashton.
My favourite wild flowers, Forget Me Nots, lined the pathways. It almost looked like they could be the home for magical creatures, it was incredibly ethereal.
Having worked up an appetite, lunch at The Star Inn was next on the agenda. We bagged ourselves a picnic bench in the beer garden and with cool drinks ordered, started to bask in the sun that was finally showing again. I ordered a steak ciabatta, topped with stilton, for lunch and I’m drooling now just thinking of it! It was yummy! Having been caught up in the moment, I completely forgot to take a photo. Whoops! But I would highly recommend it. Especially when it’s accompanied by a Brockman’s gin and tonic. Mmm!
We had a lovely few hours with Penny, Graham and Pepper. The 3.5 mile walk was another brilliant one – I’ve been going on some truly great trails this year! I would like to do it again, but add more miles to the route and find what else is in Ashton.