Chopwell Wood is about 10 miles south west of Gateshead. The road entrance to the car park is in the Hookergate area of High Spen village, off the B6315.

Sat Nav postcode NE39 2AG

Grid reference NZ 136580

Be aware that the entrance road narrows to single track round the blind bend. Please observe the 20 mph speed limit, and use the marked passing places. There could also be groups of walkers, horse riders or cyclists using the road.

The number X47 Red Kite bus operated by Go North East runs regularly from central Newcastle and the Metro Centre to Hookergate Lane/Chopwell Woods Road from where it’s a short walk into the Wood.


Some of our events take place in the Forest Classroom. Parking for these events is in the Main Car Park and from there the walking route to the classroom is signposted ‘RVP1’