Considering doing this as a long weekend in the summer once we're allowed out. Has anyone done it? feedback appreciated. Seems like a nice ride, good scenery not too hilly and approx. 50 miles a day done over 4 riding days.
Hadrian's Cycleway (NCN72) is a very agreeable way to escape from Newcastle to the east.t's a bit frustrating on the first day, crossing dual carriageways to get out of Newcastle.
Maybe plan a few things to do, like the farnes boat trip (fish&chips at seahouses), pedal across to holy island (depending on tides) etc.Cheers, sounds like a good plan and pray for decent weather, A hooley blowing in off the North sea might dampen spirits somewhat.
Yes intend to follow NCN72 (end of the C2C) to Tynemouth and then its NCN1 up the coast to Berwick and then inland along the Tweed/Borders and then over the hump to Edinburgh.
The girls would object to a 2.5 day route!
Where are you planning your stay overs ( restrictions removed hopefully)Considering doing this as a long weekend in the summer once we're allowed out. Has anyone done it? feedback appreciated. Seems like a nice ride, good scenery not too hilly and approx. 50 miles a day done over 4 riding days.
Looks like you had one of the better days around Lindisfarne?We did this (starting from Durham) back in 2017. First tour for myself and my wife so we took it easy and organised our days around B+B locations. Quiet roads and great views. We had a couple of days where the rain was pretty torrential but overall it was excellent. There are some short parts where you are cycling on grass, but I would say the majority is either on cycle path or quiet roads.
Just remembered this photo from one of the 'wet' days
Around Lindisfarne somewhere I think
cheers, that loks like a good nugget of local knowledge. Will be on CX / gravel bikes so wet mud not ideal.But it's been a few years since I've been that way so it may have changed.
But if it wet you can bypass the grass fields at Middle Shiel on a farm track between Beal Station and Goswick.
It was only a rough macadam track but it's better than riding along a mud track across a field.
Turn left just before the level crossing, then 1 mile further on there is another level crossing leading to the track to Goswick.
Amble/AlnmouthWhere are you planning your stay overs ( restrictions removed hopefully)
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