Facilities & access


  • Toilets on the Clifton side of the suspension bridge, close to the road. Alternatively, there are toilets at Ashton Court Visitor Centre when the estate is open (not NT, dawn-dusk)
  • Plenty of open space available for picnics, particularly on The Plain, near the reserve office
  • Café (not National Trust) at Ashton Court Visitor Centre, less than a mile from Leigh Woods
  • See some of the Neolithic arrow-heads found at Stokeleigh Camp on display at Ashton Court Visitor Centre (not National Trust)
  • The George pub is located in Abbots Leigh, on the A369, 2 miles from the Leigh Woods entrance
  • Dogs are welcome under close control. Please clean up after your dog; a dog bin is provided at the North Road entrance


  • Mobility parking at the estate office provides access to moderately level surfaced paths
  • Mobility toilet facilities can be arranged with the estate office, telephone 0117 9731645
  • There is an extensive network of surfaced and unsurfaced paths throughout the woodland, most of which are moderately level. However, the paths that provide access to the River Avon Trail are steep in places and muddy in wet weather
  • There is a 1½ mile (2½ km) all-ability trail, waymarked in purple. The trail starts from Coronation Avenue car park and goes to the edge of Stokeleigh Camp, along mostly level paths. Look out for sculptures along the way
  • Benches are situated along the National Trust section of the all-ability trail