A very popular wood on the outskirts of Bristol consisting of mixed broadleaves and open coppice areas. There are views over the Avon gorge from parts of Leigh Woods.
Accessed via an avenue of copper beech trees, planted to commemorate the Queen's Coronation in 1953, the medium sized car park is the ideal place for starting off on a walk in these woods. There are a number of picnic tables here and 2 forest trails that leave from this point. There is also a singletrack mountain biking trail (the Yer Tiz) set within the Woods.
The variety of woods, glades and wide sunny paths encourage a richness of wildlife and special plants including Bristol rock cress and Bristol onion.
Stokeleigh Camp, an Iron Age hill-fort, was built around 300BC. Finds of Neolithic arrow-heads and axe-heads show that hunting existed here long before the Iron Age. Some of these arrow-heads are on display at the Ashton Court Visitor Centre.
Parking facilities at Leigh Woods are free of charge.
A tasty opportunity in Leigh Woods...
We have a business opportunity for a mobile catering unit to operate in the popular visitor location of Leigh Woods. Tender packs are now available.
Request application pack and queries by: 15th April
Closing date for applications: 22nd April.
To order a tender pack or for more information, contact:
Forestry Commission, Leigh Woods Office, Abbots Leigh Road, Bristol, BS8 3Q8.