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ashton court-timberland trail

Average Rating:    (3.71 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

the wood is ove 50 acers and lots of this has plenty of good single track for most abilitys, the timberlnd trail is going to be a 7 mile or so route but is still in early planing stages bu should be reagy for summer. if you want to ride the trails then email me or just go along, at weekends theres always a few people around, but in the summer it gets busy
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Latitude
51.4463044544036
Longitude
-2.6415252685546875
Trail Directions
from the zoo, follow signs to the clifton suspension bridge, follow the road up till you reach a arch, called the lodge then you can either head up right and go up part of the soon to be timberland or head to the car park
Trail Length
10-30km but some only a few meters long
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Bristol
   


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Review Date
February 7, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Tom Wiltshire ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
When i first went to the trail i thought it would be like a park but boy, was i mistaken. The trail features some tecnical parts of the trail with up-earthed routes and rocks. Near the end there is a nice bit of double track downhill which i thought was great after a grewling ride to get the wind in your face.

Recommended Route:
Follow the signs to the suspension bridge.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
In Braknell, there is a trail called the look out, BUT, that is were people go to walk there dog. it is mostly all double track apart from the small litlle down hill course which lasts about 3 mins but is great fun and i would recomend to take the family on a nice day.



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Review Date
December 15, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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1.50 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: pacman ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
is there anyone out there in bristol that wants to build real trails

Recommended Route:
emailing trailstar@hotmail.com

Other recommended trails in the same area:
slipjims london rd trails



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Review Date
December 11, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: kevin ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A short drive accross Bristol takes me to the trail and it is very convenient for midweek rides if I get off work early. I like it but I prefer to go fast and unfortunately there are only a few parts of the trail where you can build up some speed. The roots and logs in 50 acre wood can be quite interesting in the wet...good for honing your balance techniques. There is a really cool piece of downhill which isn't actually on the main trail, its in the middle of the golf course in a little wood.

Recommended Route:
As above

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Will be checking out cwmcarn and afan argoed asap when I get over there. Priddy woods on the Mendip hills is pretty cool for some faster stuff.



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Review Date
September 26, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: AlexDuller ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great place to begin mountain biking. Nothing too technical, but stil fun for the more advanced. leigh woods is close by if u want a little bit extra. mainly twisty singletrack thru thin gaps in trees, being the most technical thing of the trail. athough Afan Argoed ios probvably much better, this trail is still very good

Recommended Route:
To start, cross the suspension bridge and go thru the main gates of ashton court. As soon as u enter there is an opening on the right. Then its up to u, follow the signs until u get bored.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
leigh Woods



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Review Date
September 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Scott Ramsay ,  Weekend Warrior , from Bristol

Summary:
The Timberland Trail has been open for a few months now and I have done it at least once a week since opening. (I live only a couple of miles away so it is good for a short blast)

Initially the waymarking was poor but it has improved over the last few weeks - though a few more markers would help.

The trail has a variety of types of terrain but is predominantly tight twisty single track. It is not particularly fast but is great for sharpening up the slow speed skills.

The only section that beginners may struggle with is near the end of the 50 Acre Woods section. Even here though most should be within the reach of even absolute beginners with a dab or two.

Whole route should take 40 minutes to 1.5 hours

Recommended Route:
Over Clifton Suspension Bridge,straight up the Road and into Ashton Court. The Trail starts on the right hand side next to the Gate. Follow the Waymarking. Make sure you don't miss the opening on the wall next to the road about ten minutes in. You need to cross over the road here to get into 50 acre woods. Form there the waymarking is pretty good. Exit 50 acre woods . Follow the road back to Ashton Court next to the quarry and then pretty staight forward to get back to the start from here.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Leigh Woods
Cwm Carn (about 40 minutes away)
Afan Argoed (about an hour away)



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