4,962 ft
Distance
43 ft
Climb
-309 ft
Descent
00:06:37
Avg time

Powerline Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Chopwell Woodland Park
    Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #19886 in Mountain Biking
  • 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -266 ft
  • Altitude min
    227 ft
  • Altitude max
    495 ft
  • Altitude start
    493 ft
  • Altitude end
    227 ft
  • Grade
    -5.363%
  • Grade max
    -24.362%
  • Grade min
    19.648%
  • Distance climb
    904 ft
  • Distance down
    3,624 ft
  • Distance flat
    434 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:09
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Status:
on Jan 7, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to powerline-trail-24878 trailhead (54.919480, -1.788420)
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Powerline Trail Trail Reports

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Jan 7, 2018 @ 2:44am
Jan 7, 2018
Significant mud and very wet all round. Beware of the swimming pool on the big berm.
Dec 2, 2017 @ 7:11am
Dec 2, 2017
Recent snow on trail now melting and re-freezing, careful of ice.
Nov 5, 2017 @ 10:58am
Nov 5, 2017
Mostly dry and running fast with the occasional muddy patch.
Oct 21, 2017 @ 8:03am
Oct 21, 2017
Wet but no significant mud build up. Some puddles.
Apr 29, 2017 @ 5:01am
Apr 29, 2017
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3 Reviews & 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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  • + 1
flag fooby (Nov 9, 2017 at 10:07)
 Fun flow trail with lots of tables, big berms and a couple of more technical but still very manageable rooty sections. Plenty more to explore in the forest.
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  • + 0
flag bmxninja1032 (May 23, 2018 at 4:16)
 Hours of fun to be had at chopwell and loads of hidden trails to be found
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