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Woodland wild garlic galore in April — Wild food foraging by bike

Woodland wild garlic galore in April — Wild food foraging by bike

Difficult
04:06
31.8 mi
7.8 mph
2,050 ft
2,050 ft
Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

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Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden

You will have to dismount and push your bike.

0.45 mi in total

The surface of a segment of this Tour may not be suitable.

Some segments of your route comprise a surface that may not be suitable for your chosen sport.

97 yd in total

Tour Overview

Starting Point
3.85 mi
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Awesome gravel switchbacks

Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

5.74 mi
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Wraxall Piece

Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

6.86 mi
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Belmont Hill fire road

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

9.61 mi
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Bridleway cut through

Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

10.4 mi
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Bourton Combe bridleway

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

13.7 mi
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Wrington Runway

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

20.6 mi
22.3 mi
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Rocks Lane byway

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

23.8 mi
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The Queen's biggest fan

Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

24.5 mi
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Barrow Court lane

Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

28.4 mi
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Ashton Court Greenway

Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

31.8 mi
Destination

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Singletrack: 1.76 mi
Path: 6.77 mi
Cycleway: 6.41 mi
Street: 2.40 mi
Road: 13.2 mi
State Road: 1.32 mi

Surfaces

Unpaved: 8.43 mi
Compacted Gravel: 0.92 mi
Paved: 11.0 mi
Asphalt: 10.2 mi
Unknown: 1.25 mi

Weather Forecast

Katherine Moore planned a gravel ride.

June 3, 2020

Comments

  • Katherine Moore

    Ramsons, or wild garlic as they’re more commonly known, are one of the easiest to find wild foods in British woodlands. Why? Well, you’ll usually smell them even before you see them, with pungent garlicky wafts overpowering the shaded undergrowth like a bowl full of French escargots. Plentiful, common and easily identifiable, they’re a treasured resource for walkers and cyclists alike in the spring from March to May when they cover great swathes of the forest floor, and can often be found close to water including small streams.Use the leaves chopped into salads or grind them down into a basil and garlic substitute to make your own wild pesto to add to pasta or other Italian inspired dishes. They’re particularly good with tomatoes, or added to bottles of olive oil to infuse. This tour will take you through plenty of woodlands outside the city of Bristol where you’ll find them in the spring months. From the main central train station at Temple Meads, you’ll exit the city on this loop through the beautiful Ashton Court Estate and head into the hills to the south-west of the city. Bourton Combe, Wraxall Piece, Belmont Plantation and Wrington will all be awash with wild garlic if you time it right. Enjoy the many bridleways, fire roads and singletrack along the way, and don’t forget to take a bag or box for your harvesting!

    • June 3, 2020

Katherine Moore

Woodland wild garlic galore in April — Wild food foraging by bike