5,088 ft
Distance
16 ft
Climb
-288 ft
Descent
00:05:32
Avg time

Powerline Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Chopwell Woodland Park
    Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Difficulty rating
    Red
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • TTFs on trail
    Jump
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    FORRESTRY COMMISION

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.

Access Info

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -272 ft
  • Altitude min
    243 ft
  • Altitude max
    515 ft
  • Altitude start
    515 ft
  • Altitude end
    243 ft
  • Grade max
    -13.856%
  • Grade min
    8.257%
  • Distance climb
    376 ft
  • Distance down
    4,069 ft
  • Distance flat
    643 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:09
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Status:
on Apr 29, 2017
Variable
Avg: 3.65 (6 votes)

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Powerline Trail Trail Reports

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Apr 29, 2017 @ 5:01am
Apr 29, 2017
Jan 2, 2017 @ 12:52am
Jan 2, 2017
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:05am
Dec 12, 2016
Minor Water drainage issue, standing water on trail surface Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps)
Nov 16, 2016 @ 12:43pm
Nov 16, 2016
Nov 6, 2016 @ 12:04pm
Nov 6, 2016
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag milesistoobrown (May 2, 2017 at 14:28)
 Much better than expected. Take your phone use strava to find the secret single track
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Videos

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Powerline Trail, Chopwell
6:03 | 152 | Jun 21, 2016 , Newcastle upon Tyne
NEFA Powerline
4:02 | 287 | Oct 13, 2008 , Newcastle upon Tyne
NEFA Powerline step-down
0:11 | 317 | Oct 9, 2008 , Newcastle upon Tyne
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