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Open - All Clear

Nearest Town: Chopwell   

The Powerline Trail, Chopwell is a fast, technical, testing trail with flowing berms and twisting singletrack. Read more

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The Powerline is a fast technical red grade trail that travels from the main car park down beneath the path of the high voltage powerline towards the River Derwent.

This trail was built in partnership between the Northeast Freeride Association (NEFA) and the Forestry Commission and is one of a suite of trails newly open in the Wood. The others are moderate 'blue' grade trails that follow the extensive forest road network.

Powerline Mountain Bike Trail can be started from Chopwell Wood Main Car Park in Chopwell Woodland Park. High Spen, Chopwell, Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, and Newcastle are the nearest towns or villages.

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Nearest Town: Chopwell
Sat Nav: NE39 1LT
Grid Ref: NZ137586

Trail Reviews Summary

Fun factor
Fun factor 6.5000 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 6.5000 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 6.5000 out of 10
Facilities 6.5000 out of 10
Location 6.5000 out of 10

"An atrocious waste of time."
Review by: Imperial on 5 August 2013

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Chopwell Woodland Park is located in historic Derwent Valley, 11 miles (17km) from Gateshead and Newcastle City Centres. 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.

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Last modified: 2016-10-30 09:25:53
Powerline Trail - Chopwell 3.3 out of 5 based on 18 ratings. 18 user reviews.

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