A challenging route which winds its way across the English - Scottish border through beautiful countryside and magnificent landscapes. Starting off in Tynemouth and heading towards Kielder, this 150 mile route follows forest trails, back roads, rivers and valleys and skims through beautiful areas such as the historic Carlisle and the Lake District mountains.
The route is famously named after the family clans who terrorised these areas during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. These families were reportedly fighting for family honour and land and the word `Reiver' translates to robber or `bandid'. Though however tumultuous this area may have been all those centuries ago, now it is certainly one of the most stunning and peaceful routes in Northumberland and, to its advantage, probably one of the less well known.