Wellbeing trail at Chopwell Wood

Experience the wellbeing benefits of nature at Chopwell Wood

Spending time amongst the trees and really noticing nature is scientifically proven to boost our mental and physical health. Take some time for you and try our new wellbeing trail at Chopwell Wood, a mindful walk through the forest that invites you to really relax.

What to expect

Panels along the trail will prompt you to stop, notice and connect with the wellbeing benefits of the forest environment.

A forest wellbeing journal is also available to help you get even more benefit from the experience, offering additional mindful things to do while you’re out in the forest and at home. 

Download the journal to print at home before you visit. 

About the route

Beginning at the car park, the trail follows a tranquil circular walk through the mixture of pines and broad leaves, showcasing the vast variety the Wood has to offer. The trail has a good surface throughout, initially on forests roads before joining compacted stone on the return section. There are few hills and no gates or steps making it accessible to most. The trail is fully waymarked and can be followed by the yellow waymarkers with black arrows.

This trail is supported by Sport England using National Lottery funding.

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Trail information

Chopwell Wood, Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, NE39 1LT
Trail Length
1.5 miles
Is this trail for you?
The trail is accessible and follows a mix of forest road and newly resurfaced trail.