17.0 miles
Distance
1,467 ft
Climb
-1,470 ft
Descent
518 ft
High Point

A loop taking in the best of Bristol singletrack taking in the first half of Leigh Woods, down to Picnic Bench, can spend some time sessioning the trails here, before heading on to blue bell and garlic run, take the road route off to Abbots Poole for a short section of trail into the natural and challenging 50 acre wood, take the left fork at the end to sample the very short but steep downhill options, before heading off towards Belmont via wraxhall singletrack. Take the XC route or enjoy some of Bristols more gravity focused trails, head back along the road towards Ashton court for the quarry trail and the red graded supernova if you fancy before finishing off with the Beggars Bush singletrack.

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Best of Bristol Singletrack is a 17 mile popular intermediate route located near Bristol. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 35 trails. This route climbs 1,467 ft with a max elevation of 518 ft then descends -1,470 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    10
More Stats for Best of Bristol Singletrack mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 32 min
  • Altitude min
    51 ft
  • Altitude start
    357 ft
  • Altitude end
    354 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -45.6%
  • Grade min
    69.4%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4 (4 votes)
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Heavy berm slam at Ashton Court
Heavy berm slam at Ashton Court
trail: Nova
116 | comments: 0 | favs:
Nov 19, 2021
On a filming day for Pedal Progression, washing out in the first berm of Nova trail! It always get you when you least expect it. I've ridden this...
Oli Paton - Ashton Court, Bristol
Oli Paton - Ashton Court, Bristol
trail: Nova
0:48 | 736 | comments: 1 | favs:
Feb 14, 2018
A sunny evening riding Ashton Court, part of my video review of my 2016 Transition Smuggler, full video below. Music - Damselfly, Loyle Carner...

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Keener Skills loop
Nov 5, 2023 @ 3:46am
Nov 5, 2023
Super Nova
Jul 23, 2023 @ 10:21pm
Jul 23, 2023
dusty wear glasses or goggles
Yer Tiz
Jun 17, 2023 @ 6:41am
Jun 17, 2023
Awesome condition in well managed Park
Nova
Apr 9, 2023 @ 9:53am
Apr 9, 2023
all good
Picnic Bench Left (Chamonix)
Apr 28, 2022 @ 11:16am
Apr 28, 2022
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