4 miles
Distance
281 ft
Climb
-337 ft
Descent
00:26:18
Avg time

Nova Details

  • Riding Area
    Ashton Court
    Bristol
  • AKA
    blue trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #32439 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

BLUE GRADE (Moderate)
6.5KM (4 MILES) 0.75 - 1 HRS
Ashton Court is a very busy multi-user site, and the Nova cycle trail crosses and shares
walking and horse riding routes. Expect the unexpected and respect pedestrians and horse
riders. Warn others of your approach in plenty of time and stop for horses if necessary. A
‘moderate’ Blue grade trail, the route offers a rewarding experience for relative novices and
more experienced riders. The Nova Trail winds around Ashton Court Estate, packing in non
stop flowing enjoyment along the way. The trail has small rock steps, rollers (bumps) and
berms (banked corners). In places the trail splits for a short distance, giving an option of a
more difficult challenge.

Access Info

Entry to Ashton Court via the archway at the top of Bridge Road. Continue along the road, past the gate and up the gravel track on the right. Trail starts at the top of the hill in the woods on the left.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Nova bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -56 ft
  • Altitude min
    353 ft
  • Altitude max
    471 ft
  • Altitude start
    409 ft
  • Altitude end
    353 ft
  • Grade max
    -14.475%
  • Grade min
    14.763%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:26:18
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Dec 4, 2018
Wet
Avg: 3.2 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to nova-5422 trailhead (51.447309, -2.648229)
update trails status or condition

Nova Trail Reports

datedescription
Dec 4, 2018 @ 3:09pm
Dec 4, 2018
Wet in many places following rain today. Trail part closed due to works, diversions in place
Oct 23, 2018 @ 10:41am
Oct 23, 2018
Aug 28, 2018 @ 3:22pm
Aug 28, 2018
Recent rain has created some small puddles, sun has now dries most of the trail out. Great conditions.
Jun 19, 2018 @ 1:25pm
Jun 19, 2018
No puddles, moisture has just packed everything well.
Apr 1, 2018 @ 2:08pm
Apr 1, 2018
Huge puddles in some parts. Very wet trail at the moment.
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Jan 24, 2016 @ 12:16pm
Jan 24, 2016
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Jan 24, 2016 @ 12:12pm
Jan 24, 2016
Nova, Bristol

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag Austinynwa (Apr 1, 2018 at 14:07)
 Pretty good ride today. Fast in parts. But watch out for.the huge puddles
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