Chopwell Wood - Lintzford - Hamsterley Mill - Blackhall Mill - Hooker Gate - Chopwell Wood

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From the huge car park in Chopwell Wood the route heads south past the small hamlet of Forestry Commission buildings to emerge from the wood and arrive at the picturesque little hamlet of Lintzford lying snugly in a crook in the River Derwent. The route then rises through woods to intersect the very pleasant Derwent Way railway walk. After a picturesque section of railway walk the route heads north to intersect the beautifully preserved Derwentcote Steel Furnace Museum before re-crossing the Derwent and ascending steeply through the western side of Chopwell Wood, making a minor detour on the way to view the remains of the Old Tubways, a relic of the coalmining heritage of the wood. The walk then briefly leaves the wood to continue the ascent to the highest point of the walk alongside Garesfield Golf Club before heading east back through the northern fringe of the wood to re-intersect the public access road at Hooker Gate for the final walk back to the car park.

England - North England - Tyne and Wear - Derwentside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Industrial Archaeology, River, Wildlife, Woodland
08/08/2020 - David Ditchburn

This is a fabulous walk for all the family. Did it today and thoroughly enjoyed the whole route. There is however one correction to note. On the Map waypoint 16 leads to Armondside, please note this is no longer a public right of way and has been re-routed to the left of the farm gate. Just follow waypoints to rejoin the route at Carr House.

15/07/2020 - John Webb

This was a great walk with much history and made all the more enjoyable for the notes provided on the print out. Well worth taking with you if you usually only print the map. There is one very welcome correction. There are now refreshments on route. At WP 15, instead of taking a right once over the bridge, take a left and about 20 yards down the street there is a really nice coffee shop/patisserie/artisan bread shop. Seating both inside and out. Well worth a visit.

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