Ashton Court and Leigh Woods Mountain Bike Trails

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Some fun descents
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2.8
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
2.5
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
2.0
Facilities 
 
3.5
Ashton court and leigh woods trails are very much the same so can be looped together to make a good ride.
They have small jumps/rollers scattered around, and a couple of really fun descents that swoop you round going down longer than you think is possible for the small amount of climbing you have done. The trails are all surfaced with quite a few wheel bouncing stones that have been exposed.
Ashton court and leigh woods are definitely worth the visit but maybe don't plan to do more than one day. As they're quite short they're perfect to stop off at on the way back from wales as we did. There is a small cafe and toilets up the top. Just don't park at the bottom car park as you will have a long walk up the big hill, and an even longer ride down the fire road.

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Good Points
There are a couple of fairly fun descents
Bad Points
Not too much elavatiob
Would you recommend?
Yes
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Impressive
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2.8
Grin Factor 
 
3.0
Trail Variety 
 
3.0
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2.0
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3.0
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3.5

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Good Points
Don't visit expecting it to be anything like what Wales/Scotland/FoD/Cannock/Swinley etc. have to offer. For trails so close to a city centre, it's actually quite impressive (except for one minor gripe below). My advice is to lower your expectations, and don't try to ride either the Nova Trail, Yer Tiz, or Keener flat out. I had more fun by slowing down a bit, taking my time, and looking for the best lines to have fun on the berms/obstacles. I was overtaken by a lyca clad 29er trail warrior who shouted from 20 metres back for me to get out of the way, he then proceeded to cut every possible corner on the way down one of the most enjoyable sections. What's the point in that? Ditch Strava, don't chase times, and have a blast pumping turns and jumping the obstacles on the red sections. These are great trails if you are already in Bristol, as I was.
Bad Points
The Nova Trail at Ashton Court starts well, but there is a long section of a VERY shallow climb with rather unnecessary bends put into it that only prolong this uneventful part of the trail. It's not a steep climb by any means (even for beginners) so it should be straight in my opinion.
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Yes
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Good local resource, but probably not worth a drive
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2.7
Grin Factor 
 
2.5
Trail Variety 
 
1.5
Skills Development 
 
2.5
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
3.5
If you're based around the Bristol area and want a quick blast or a night ride this is probably ideal, however if you're used to some of the bigger trail centres or the Lakes/Peaks you're probably going to be disappointed.Also the road that needs to be crossed from the carpark to the trails is very busy and definetely not ideal.

There are some good 'cheeky' bits of trail, but not something you would know about unless you had a local in tow.
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