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Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Contact details

Opening hours

Due to the ongoing health emergency all Forestry England recreation sites will close at midnight tonight, 23rd March, until further notice. 
This is to meet the Government’s social distancing guidance and to protect our visitors, staff and tenants.
 

How to find us

How to find us
Rowlands Gill, Gateshead
Sat Nav Postcode: NE39 1LT
By Car

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. 

By Public Transport

Buses operated by ‘Go Ahead Northeast’ connect the wood with Newcastle City Centre, Newcastle Central Station and the Metrocentre (service number 47). Visitors from Consett (service number 45 or 46) can connect with this bus at Rowlands Gill.

The bus stop for these services is on Hookergate Lane in High Spen, located at the entrance to the road access into the wood. From the bus stop, the trailhead in the main car park is a ten-minute walk along both tarmac road (100 metres) and waymarked forest trail (700 metres).

OS Grid Ref
NZ137586

54.9136788, -1.7860385

Parking and prices

All car parks are closed until further notice, this will include any facilities including toilets. 

Contact details

Welcome to Chopwell Wood, with miles of paths allowing fantastic access for walking and cycling

Chopwell Wood really is a wood for everyone. This 360-hectare mixed woodland is a real gem, set right on the fringe of Gateshead. Miles of paths allow fantastic access, walking and cycling into the heart of this fascinating woodland.

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At a glance

  • 3 walking trails - closed
  • Cycling trails - closed
  • Horse riding - closed
  • Picnic area -closed
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