This walk was my first walk during a weekend and was also the first walk I undertook with a small rucksack and some food. The food in this case consisted of a bottle of juice, a Cornish pasty and an Apple!
I had no map of the place but I knew that the grounds were fully enclosed by walls, which meant that I could randomly explore without fear of getting truly lost. The walk lasted for around 3 to 4 hours and despite the cold was very enjoyable.
Ashton Court is a great proving ground. It got me used to walking in areas that I was unfamiliar with – this in itself helped reinforce confidence and self belief – very important attributes when one is solo walking. The grounds also provided exposure to a variety of terrain types including woods and steep muddy hills – all within the safe environment of the Court’s enclosure.
Below are some photos from the walk: