The BCC operates a beautiful 30 acre forest site within the Longleat estate which we call the Allotment.
The name was chosen because we wanted to convey the way we look at mountain bike (MTB) riding, we have a similar outlook to those who grow their own veg; believing strongly in the value of home grown trails. There’s something extremely satisfying about sampling the fruit of your own labour and we think that our trails ride sweeter for it.
The allotment is defined by three fire tracks and a deer enclosure fence that together make up the land boundaries. The allotment is a mix of evergreen and deciduous trees of various densities on undulating terrain with many soil types. There is a natural spring that leads into a stream and a wealth of wildlife to enjoy.
The allotment is part of a working forest and so will be thinned for timber periodically; this will reduce the tree density by up to 60% but is essential to maintain the health of the forest in the long term.
The Allotment is being developed into a purpose built MTB trail facility by the club, see here for more details.
Access to the allotment is strictly limited to members of the Black Canon Collective but all are welcome to join.