Visiting Leigh Woods

A couple walking their dog in 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 us..

Conservation grazing

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, we have 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 are toilets here too.

You are very welcome to bring a picnic to the woods but no barbeques, ground fires or camping please.


Refreshments are available from outside the National Trust Office on Valley Road from 10am - 4pm, Friday - Sunday from March to October. Intermission Refreshments have now finished trading for the Winter and will be back with us in the Spring.


We have a beautiful reciprocal framed wooden roundhouse, which is available to hire for forest schools, school and community groups.

Walking your dog

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



Leigh Woods map

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