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 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-272 ft
Altitude min243 ft
Altitude max515 ft
Altitude start515 ft
Altitude end243 ft
Distance climb376 ft
Distance down4,069 ft
Distance flat643 ft
Avg reverse time00:01:09
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Powerline Trail Trail Reports
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
Jan 2, 2017 @ 12:52amJan 2, 2017
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:05amDec 12, 2016
|Minor Water drainage issue, standing water on trail surface Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps)|