Grade of Trail:
Length of trail:3.6KM (2.2 MILES) miles
Trail is currently open
The Yer Tiz mountain bike trail in Leigh Woods was completed in late December 2011 and is a ‘moderate’ Blue grade narrow and engaging trail weaving it’s way through the woodland.
The trail features berms (banked corners), rollers (bumps) and drops and climbs, requiring a mountain bike but suitable for relative novices to off-road cycling.
The route crosses walking paths at various points, with large stones marking these exits. Please ride cautiously across, respecting and giving way to other woodland users. Expect to meet other people enjoying the woods, including walkers, dog walkers and children.
In places the trail splits for a short distance, giving an option of a more difficult challenge in the form of the ‘difficult’ Red grade Gert Lush Trail. Narrow and technical, it is only suitable for experienced off-road cyclists. A great ‘taster’ of a Red grade trail.
The Keener Skills Loop is graded ‘moderate’ Blue along its main route and includes features such as small drops, rock gardens and rollers to progress your riding ability. Along the loop you can divert onto more difficult features once you are confident. Develop your riding by building up to riding new features once you are ready.
Leigh Woods is a busy multi-user site.
Expect the unexpected – watch out for other visitors and prepare to stop if needed.
Only ride on designated trails and take litter home.
To report any accidents or trail problems please contact the Forestry Commission: 0300 0674000
The Nova trail at Ashton Court can be reached via the Yer Tiz trail from North Road (National Trust entrance)
A map of both trails is available on the 1SW website