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.

Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Wisteria on an Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Wisteria on an Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography

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!

Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography

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!

Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography

Not long afterwards and the four of us started the descent towards the Church and back to Ashton.

Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson PhotographyAshton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography

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.

Forget-Me-Nots on an Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson PhotographyForget-Me-Nots on an Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Bleeding Heart flowers on an Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography Forget-Me-Nots on an Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography

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!

Ashton-Under-Hill circular walk, Worcestershire. - Amy Tinson Photography

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.

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