The Retreat

The Retreat

The Retreat is the ideal place for a relaxing hour or two, picnic and short walk. Or make it part of a longer walk across the area. 

The Retreat community woodland at Beach, near Upton Cheyney and Bitton, ideally located just off the two main routes of A431 or the A420, but far enough away to enjoy the quietness. This 5.18 hectare native woodland was planted in 2000 and provides attractive woodlands walks, with great views extending over Bristol to the Severn Estuary.

The Retreat is on Marshfield Lane, Beach and is clearly marked on Explorer Map 155 a mile east of Upton Cheyney, grid reference ST 710707. Here's the google location

The Forest of Avon Trust took on the long term lease of the woodland back in 2013 and the site has been a focus for forest school activity, woodland experience days, volunteering, skills training and lovely walks. 

The Retreat was formerly managed by the Woodland Trust and planted under their ‘Woods on Your Doorstep’ Lottery funded programme. 

Parking is available for 3-4 cars depending and there is no public toilet facility. Please adhere to Covid 19 guidance. 

Our Retreat, enjoy what a woodland looks like after 20 years of being created