Woodford course details:
• 3 miles (2 circuits)
• Left handed
• Flat, in water meadows
• One right hand bend after the open ditch (5/14)
• Seldom harder than good to firm
• Watering available
• Start in a chute and fence 1 only jumped once
• All fences are permanent except 1, 6/15 & 8/17
Woodford is a flat course through water meadows adjacent to the Little River Avon, stretching from Woodford toward Berkeley Castle at the far end. The course has spectacular viewing of the entire course (perhaps with the exception of fence 6/15) from the bank in the paddock field.
The start is situated in a chute close to the bank and has a short run to the first fence (a portable fence) which is jumped only once, before joining the running rails at the near end for the bend to the straight row of four fences, ending with the open ditch (5/14). Following the open ditch is the only right hand bend on the course, following the field boundary past the 2 ½ mile maiden start, to a portable island fence at 6/15. There are running rails to guide the sweeping bend at the far end of the circuit to 7/16, before the course follows to route of the Little River Avon towards the final straight. A portable fence (8/17) is the first in a straight row of three final fences before the winning post.
You are more than welcome to walk the course.