Powerline Trail Details
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.
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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More Stats for Powerline Trail bike trail
Altitude change-266 ft
Altitude min227 ft
Altitude max495 ft
Altitude start493 ft
Altitude end227 ft
Distance climb904 ft
Distance down3,624 ft
Distance flat434 ft
Avg reverse time00:01:09
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Powerline Trail Trail Reports
Jan 7, 2018 @ 2:44amJan 7, 2018
|Significant mud and very wet all round. Beware of the swimming pool on the big berm.|
Dec 2, 2017 @ 7:11amDec 2, 2017
|Recent snow on trail now melting and re-freezing, careful of ice.|
Nov 5, 2017 @ 10:58amNov 5, 2017
|Mostly dry and running fast with the occasional muddy patch.|
Oct 21, 2017 @ 8:03amOct 21, 2017
|Wet but no significant mud build up. Some puddles.|
Apr 29, 2017 @ 5:01amApr 29, 2017