Mountain biking and cycling

Conquer some long bursting climbs...

There is no better way to explore the miles of stunning scenery, deserted roads and see the variety of wildlife than on the back of a bike. Ride through some of the best countryside in the UK on one of the many dedicated cycle ways in Northumberland that allow you to enjoy the stunning scenery on safe country roads and tracks.

But it’s not just for those looking for a leisurely ride as there are some truly challenging long distance cycle routes too such as the Pennine Cycleway, England’s longest cycle route or Hadrian’s Cycleway which stretches across the length of the World Heritage Site taking in Roman forts and temples along the way.

Mountain bikers are also well catered for with the famous Deadwater Trails at Kielder Water and Forest Park where you can experience some of the best views in Britain whilst you head down the 1,900ft summit of Deadwater Fell. Or test out your skills on the Castlewood Loop which incorporates decking and bridges.

The Coast and Castles cycle route is also a great way to visit some of the many historical sites in the county such as Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle.

If you are looking for accommodation that is right on the doorstep of all these fantastic cycling opportunities then look no further. We have many properties that are within 20km of cycling heaven. Just click on ‘cottages suitable for cycling’ to begin your adventure.

Hadrian’s Cycleway

Stretching along the length of this World Heritage Site, this 150 mile route brings you into contact with some of the finest roman heritage sites, forts and museums.

Cycling in Kielder Forest Park

Surrounding Kielder and home to the largest forest in Britain, Kielder Forest Park is a fantastic location for keen mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Coast and Castles Cycle Route

Running along the Northumberland Coast between Tynemouth and Berwick, this relatively easy going route is perfect for a pleasant meander along the stunning Northumbrian coast.

Reiver’s Cycle Route

A challenging route which winds its way across the English – Scottish border through beautiful countryside and magnificent landscapes.

Simonside Forest Trails

Simsonside Forest is located a few miles to the south west of the village of Rothbury in mid-Northumberland. It offers a range of walks for all abilities. The longer walks look out over stunning landscapes. The trails are also ideal for mountain biking.

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