Chopwell Wood

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Chopwell Wood
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Chopwell Wood never closes and access is available to the main car park 24 hours a day. Please note that neither the access road or car park are lit after dark.

How to find us

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

Parking and Prices

It is free to park at Chopwell Woods.  

Parking Charges

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Additional Information

Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Contact Details

Contact Details

Chopwell Wood

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.

At a glance

  • 3 walking trails
  • Cycling trails 
  • Horse riding
  • Picnic area 
  • Assistance dogs welcome 
  • Dogs welcome