Cycling around Corbridge
The principal touring circuit is almost 220 miles long and runs around the fringes of Northumberland with a start and finish in Tyneside. It comprises three sections of the National Cycle Network: The Coast & Castles Cycle Route (NCN 1), the Pennine Cycleway (NCN 68) and Hadrian’s Cycleway (NCN 72).
Hadrian’s Wall, breathtaking landscapes, more castles and forts than any other part of the country, and the very warmest of welcomes await the visitor.
Whether you are looking to spend a week or simply visit for the day, Northumbria’s Cycling Kingdom offers something for everyone. Travelling east from Haltwhistle along Route 72 you pass through and close to key Roman sites such as Vindolanda, Housesteads and Chesters Roman Fort as well as the Wall itself. You journey through the historic centres of Hexham and Corbridge before entering Tyneside again and passing the many bridges which famously cross the river, including the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the world’s only tilting bridge.
You can take your bike on a train or bus for a day trip or devise your own circuits using combinations of waymarked routes and minor roads.
For further information and route maps please contact the National Cycle Network Information Service - visit the website at www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/national-cycle-network.
Alternatively check out Corbridge to Newcastle Cycle Route