Hadrian's Cycleway

Hadrian's Cycleway

Discover Britain’s Roman frontier and enjoy expansive coastal views as you cycle from west to east across England. Hadrian’s Cycleway is the perfect way to discover the beautiful countryside of Northumberland from the saddle. After a night in Newcastle and your journey begins on the west coast in Bowness-on-Solway, an Area of Outstanding Beauty on the Solway Firth. The route takes you through the heart of Hadrian’s Wall Country to reach Tynemouth on the east coast over 4 days of cycling. Enjoy the freedom of cycling on quiet roads and traffic-free cycle paths as you explore the charming English countryside.
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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 45.8 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 213 m
Descent 162 m

Begin your cycle trip on England's west coast, rich in birdlife, before heading inland through Carlisle following National Cycle Route 72 signposts.  

from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 35.4 km
Duration 3:15 h
Ascent 394 m
Descent 247 m

Today follow National Cycle Route 72 and the Penine Cycleway from Brampton to the tiny village of Once Brewed near the iconic Sycamore Gap. 

from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 30.4 km
Duration 2:45 h
Ascent 216 m
Descent 401 m

Cycle from Once Brewed to Corbride passing various Roman sites along the way, along with the highest point on the route. 

from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 48.9 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 155 m
Descent 189 m

The final day of your ride along the Hadrian's Cycleway, today see you following the Rive Tyne to the east coast of England. Finish near to ...

from Catherine Allan,   Macs Adventure Ltd