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Chopwell Woodland Park

About

Chopwell Wood has miles of paths and old colliery railway tracks making it very popular with walkers and cyclists.  There are four walking trails of varying lengths that criss-cross through the woodland, offering glimpses of the area’s industrial past including restored railway trucks that would have carried coal from the nearby collieries.

Cyclists of all ages and abilities can make the most of the well-surfaced routes.  The network of blue graded trails make a great introduction to mountain biking and for a real adrenaline rush, the Powerline Mountain Bike Trail is a fast and exhilarating red graded trail and is part of the Super6 challenge in northern England. 

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

 

 

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The wood is not signposted until the entrance in the village of High Spen (B6315). Access to the B6315 from the south is off the A694 at Rowlands Gill or from the north at the A695 at Greenside.OS Grid Reference: NZ137586

Public Transport Directions

Buses operated by ‘Go Ahead Northeast’ connect the wood with Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle Central Station and the Metrocentre (service numbers 47 and 47A). Visitors from Consett can connect with this bus at Rowlands Gill. The bus stop for these services is on Hookergate Lane in High Spen, located at the entrance to the road access into the wood. From the bus stop, the trailhead in the main car park is a ten-minute walk along both tarmac road (100 metres) and waymarked forest trail (700 metres).

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