Reminded myself how much fun you can have there, dare I say, off the Yer Tiz trail. I know, only for a few weeks for the year, so make the most of it.
Rode a few features I've always looked at doubtfully before (the middle starting line from Picnic Bench, the tight right hand switch back after the root drop a bit further down, the "Drop of Doom" near the car park - rooty and rocky lines negotiated, and the steep roll in to what I thought was the Knicker Trail, where I usually ride into a tree on the right).
Then rode into a small wooden post in the car park and had an embarrassing slow speed crash....
So, are most of the old steep trails still there? More lines seem to be appearing from the Picnic bench, but I'm not sure if it was Knicker Trail I started to ride from that roll in later on. It petered out to nothing and had plenty of sticks placed across it.
An observation - having done a few uplifted downhill runs at Cwmcarn last week (2 and 3 Dot starts), the Leigh Woods steeps are way trickier, even in the dry. OK, so I know it's mostly wheels on the ground and slower speed stuff, but good practice for an Alps trip.