Mountainbike Trail - Ashton Hill Plantation

Weston Road, Bristol, BS8 3UZ

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Ashton Hill Plantation


Close to Ashton Court and 50 Acre Wood, you will find Ashton Hill Plantation (or Belmont to the locals) is a Forestry Commission woodland which contains a few informal Cross Country trails and an area set aside for downhill riding. The woods are also heavily used by equestrians and walkers, which has led to some concerns over use by mountain bikes, so be polite to other users and expect the unexpected.

The main Cross Country trail starts from the middle of the wood (accessed via the fire road along the top) and runs West, crossing three steep-sided valleys. None of the trails are surfaced and there are plenty of rocks, roots and off-camber sections to keep things interesting.

The downhill area is on the right hand side of the fire road, as viewed from the car park, and contains a number of short tracks with some larger jumps, drops, rock gardens and a 15-foot road gap. Most features are now rollable, but not all, so walk a track before attempting it.

Length: 1 mile (for the main Cross Country trail)

Grade: Ungraded, but challenging (for the Cross Country trails). Downhill area ungraded, but includes large jumps, gaps and doubles.

Surfacing:  None – muddy when wet.

Direction: Main Cross Country trail is best ridden clockwise from the car park.

For an interactive map of the trail click here.

Please respect marked paths and trails and protect this natural woodland for all to enjoy.  
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