A woodland haven on the outskirts of Bristol
Leigh Woods is located to the south west of Bristol, just over the Clifton suspension bridge. On the edge of the vibrant city, the forest is an unexpected sanctuary from the urban hustle and bustle.
Leigh Woods boasts a unique ecology thanks to its position on the edge of the Avon Gorge and its Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The forest is crisscrossed by a network of tracks that guide visitors past a variety of habitats, including high forest, coppice, and even an arboretum that was once part of the Leigh Court Estate.
As you enter the car park, slow down to admire the avenue of copper beech trees, planted to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
At a glance
Help us prevent forest fires. Never light a BBQ, fire, or stove in the forest.
Please keep dogs in sight and on main paths to help protect sensitive wildlife.
Food and drink
Grab a coffee
The Leigh Woods Coffee Co. are on site every weekend and during school holidays, serving a range of delicious hot drinks and snacks.