Rode today from Gosforth, out via Stannington, Tranwell, Whalton, Ponteland, Horton Grange, Dinnington and home to Gosforth again. It rained so much! I once did a river crossing in a Mountain Bike race and was drier than I was after the ride today!
Thanks for that! I'll be sure to check them out.
About a month back I took a ride out and cannot tell you where and how I went, but I came back past Bolam into Belsay. The tailwind was insane, and coming into Belsay on that winding road I felt like a Tour de France rider with all the cars behind me refusing to pass!