Leigh Woods Circular - Friday Route Recommendation

Route Recommendation Jan 01, 2021

Distance: 11.4km
Elevation Gain: 209m
Type: Trail
Route Link: Strava Link

An all time favourite route that covers the whole stretch of Leigh Woods above the River Avon

It starts on North Road, where you can usually find a parking spot right next to the trail head, the proceeds up into the woods.

Often used by runners to do their stretches pre-jog

The route follows a path through with some technical terrain before you reach a single track road that takes you down to Paradise Bottom.

Entrance to the Paradise Bottom loop

Run down to the ponds then loop back around to the track, before a clamber up to the Grotto overlooking the Avon Gorge.

Paradise Bottom

The route returns back the way you came before taking a left down to the Pill cycle path.

Along the Pill cycle path

Follow this until you hit Nightingale Valley; a steep and challenging path back up to North Road to finish.

Nightingale Valley

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Luke Merrett

Ex smoker and couch potato turned manic trail runner, wannabe ultra runner & proud Dad