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Coast and Castles South.

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Jodee1kenobi, 23 Aug 2012.

  1. stelencro

    stelencro Member

    Location:
    Ilkeston
    I am doing the Coast and Castles around Sept and wondered if you would be kind enough to send me the gpx files
     
  2. furball

    furball Veteran

    Neither posters have been on the forum for some time.
    Perhaps someone else can help.
     
  3. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    The Sustrans map is pretty good, and as you've seen from remarks about the path south of Berwick, they need your support.

    It also gives you ideas and info for minor diversions - for example Holy Island - which a gpx track won't.

    The route is also well sign posted, and really fairly simple anyway.

    Keep the North Sea on your left (coming south) and you won't go far wrong, unless you plan on doing the inland Borders loop from Edinburgh in which case you will need a map/gpx.

    If it has to be gpx, try a search on one of the navigation sites - I use Ridewithgps - but there are others.

    A few tracks here:

    https://ridewithgps.com/find#search...&search[elevation_max]=10000&search[sort_by]=

    Or buy the map:

    https://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/coast-and-castles-south
     
  4. jiberjaber

    jiberjaber Senior Member

    Location:
    Essex
    Here's mine from 2015 if it helps, you should be able to download the GPX from the Strava links:
    Shields to Alnwick: https://www.strava.com/activities/420811117
    Alnwick to Berwick: https://www.strava.com/activities/421415683
    Berwick to Innerleithen: https://www.strava.com/activities/421998184
    Innerleithen to Edingb: https://www.strava.com/activities/422485654

    I rode up to the start from Middlesbrough: https://www.strava.com/activities/420327246

    Hardest day for me at the time was the ride to Innerleithen, I think a combination of distance, rain and uphill though I was a lot less fit then :smile:
     
  5. stelencro

    stelencro Member

    Location:
    Ilkeston
    Is there any chance you could send the files to me please
     
  6. stelencro

    stelencro Member

    Location:
    Ilkeston
    Thanks for the info, much appreciated
     
  7. stelencro

    stelencro Member

    Location:
    Ilkeston
    Thanks for the info, much appreciated
     
  8. cisamcgu

    cisamcgu Veteran

    Location:
    Merseyside-ish
    We did the route last Summer, South to North. It is well signposted and in conjunction with the sustrans map, offered no problems. Coming into Berwick is across fields, but good fun it its way - mostly to hear people on road bikes having a moan :smile:

    Andrew
     
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  9. stelencro

    stelencro Member

    Location:
    Ilkeston
    Thanks for the info Got the gpx files now. i am a mtber for most of the year but will do it on my road bike promise not to moan
     
  10. EasyPeez

    EasyPeez Über Member

    Myself and a few chums are just starting to plan this ride out for the summer.

    If anyone who has done it can recommend clean, not-too expensive/fancy accommodation with secure cycle storage for 6 bikes in the following places I'd be very grateful:

    Craster
    Berwick
    Innerleithen
    Edinburgh

    I'm aware of the list on the official site so will check that as a first port of call, but just putting feelers out for any personal recommendations from CCers.

    Cheers.
     
  11. Big T

    Big T Über Member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    There's a Youth Hostel in Berwick and a few Travelodges in Edinburgh.