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Leigh Woods Bristol

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

Top of hill is gently sloping, with paths crossing all over. Edge of hill is steep, 100ft vertical at edge of unfenced quarries. Take care.
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51.45539749273058
Longitude
-2.6374053955078125
Trail Directions
From Bristol go across the suspension bride, great views, take first right and follow road round past the big houses. Entrance to the cycle path is on right,signposted.Follow the cycle path until you go through the gap in the stone wall. The area before the wall is National Trust land, they don't like bikes, after the wall is Forestry Commission, they do.
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Bristol
   


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Review Date
December 27, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Alan Ayling , from Dublin, Ireland

Summary:
I don't live in Bristol anymore, but I really miss Leigh Woods. Wonderful single-track, much of it not easy to find, suits everyone from complete beginners to the nutters. Some particularly fun stuff down around Paradise Bottom/Garlic Valley, the Picnic Table and the zigzags and the infamous logpile below it, the toboggan run, the rock garden and one technical trail (not for the faint of heart) which comes out not too far below the picnic table/logpile but on the other side of the valley - I think someone told me it's called the nicker trail or something like that - can anyone enlighten me on this? Anyway, can't wait to get back to Bristol with bike.

Recommended Route:
1st entrance on R as you come up from the suspension bridge, gives good choice incl Nightingale Valley

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Some nice bits in Ashton Court Plantation, the trail around the outside of Ashton Court is pretty fun too, but tough on the backside unless you've got full sus



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Review Date
May 17, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: duncan

Summary:
There are now 4 entrances to the runs from the picnic table, most runs x each other so the number of options is getting bigger. Also the run from the iron age fort into the quarry has been fettled to make it faster. plus the bottom runs to the left and right of the toboggan run(see Bristol Uni MTB page) are now dry.
Also if you crash and mess up a run/double, etc rebuild it

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Jump trails by the old railway, if you ride them help build 'em, and don't tread on the tops cause your bottle goes!



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Review Date
April 23, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Mark Vowles , from Bristol

Summary:
The end trail on the left takes you down into the woods. Have a good ride.

Recommended Route:
From suspension bridge ride along the toepath. On the left their is a gap in the wall. From here there is a choice of trails. Take your pick!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ashton Court (up the road)



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Review Date
April 23, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Rob Humphries , from Bristol

Summary:
Lots of short steep technical downhills.. if you can find them. Keep searching, they all come out at the bottom on the towpath.

Recommended Route:
Find the picnic table in the woods then follow the steep rocky descent
Or at the entrance to the woods(near suspension bridge)
go down the trail marked ** ****** (its Quite Good!)
watch out for those rambler types though!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ashton Court (O.K)



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Review Date
March 27, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: duncan

Summary:
I can only reinforce what the toaster has said, there's some petty people out there, so check before you ride especially the dropoff on to the logs on the runs that branch off from the picnic table
There are now 5 runs off from the picnic table and alot interconnect so there's a lot of options from 45 secs to 1.5 mins. the weathers getting better so ride.



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