Visiting Leigh Woods

Leigh Woods, on the outskirts Bristol, is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Here's all you need to know about visiting the woodland.

Parking at Leigh Woods

There is no car park for the National Trust side of Leigh Woods. The best way to visit is to walk from the city centre and across the Clifton Suspension Bridge for great views, or take the X3 or X4 bus towards Portishead. 


Currently closed. There is a composting toilet at Leigh Woods, which is closed for staff and visitor safety during the Covid-19 outbreak. 

Walking your dog

Leigh Woods is a great place to walk your dog, however the woods are home to grazing animals such as cows and deer, so please keep your dog under control. There is a dog poo bin at the North Road entrance, please help to keep this an enjoyable site for everyone by cleaning up after your dog.

Part of the site is home to a small group of North Devon cattle during the growing season. These cattle are very docile and their grazing helps us restore more open conditions around Stokeleigh Camp and the veteran trees.

The cows leave Leigh Woods and return to their farm in Somerset during the winter. They return every March to continue their valuable work.

Picnic area

Leigh Woods is a great place for a picnic. There's a selection of bespoke picnic tables and a fabulous carved wooden sofa outside the rangers office.  Here you can pick up leaflets and find out what's going on in the woods, there is a compost loo here too (during office hours) .

You are very welcome to bring a picnic to the woods but no barbeques, ground fires or camping please. There are no bins at Leigh Woods, so please take all rubbish home with you. 


We have a beautiful reciprocal framed wooden roundhouse in the woods. Unfortunately we no longer hire out this space to groups.



Leigh Woods map

Download our map to help you explore this beautiful place. Choose from the different trails and have a great day out.