Grade of Trail:
Length of trail:1.5 miles
Trail is currently open
This is a level, moderately easy walk along wide forest roads and tracks. The route incorporates part of the old railway line that used to carry coal from Chopwell and High Spen Collieries to Derwenthaugh Cokeworks. A restored example of the railway trucks can be found where the forest road joins the railway line. Good walking surfaces and only one short uphill climb make this the ideal first foray into the heart of the woodland.
What do other visitors say?
3 Starsmargaret@erobertson53.fsnet.co.uk, 10/Sep/2015
First visit in August 2015. Would have given four stars but it was badly let down as no bins for bagged dog waste. Very inconvenient when walking four dogs. Couldn't even find a general rubbish bin in or near carpark at the end of our walk.
Forestry Commission Response
Please note there are dog bins at first two bridges on the main Riverside Trail