Moderate / Expert
(Image: Antony de Heveningham, Bristol Trails Group)
Fifty Acre Wood is a completely volunteer-built section of the trail, mostly constructed by hand over a period of several years.
The trail is armoured in places, but it’s generally much more natural-feeling than the trails in Ashton Court and Leigh Woods. Expect roots, rocks, and mud if it’s rained recently. The trail includes a couple of tough technical climbs, numerous logs to ride over, and a rocky descent that traverses the side of a hill with a couple of (optional) medium-sized drop-offs. If you’re in a rush or out with the family, the main trail can be bypassed via a wide surfaced track at the bottom – just follow the yellow signs.
Off Beggar Bush Lane, east of Weir Lane, Abbots Leigh, Bristol.
The yellow trail in 50-Acre Wood is a great place for youngsters or inexperienced riders to have a go on the rough tracks because the route is not too technical. More adventurous mountain bikers can follow the pink trail to test out their skills on more rugged terrain. These trails are close to the trails in Ashton Court Estate.
Mountain bike hire is available at Pedal Progression.