Brand New Mountain Cycling Trail

Brand New Mountain Cycling Trail

A new 120-mile mountain cycling trail across the wild, open expanses of Northumberland National Park opens in 2015.

The Sandstone Way connects Berwick-on-Tweed on the North Sea coast, to Hadrian’s Wall at Hexham. The cycling trail should take three to four days to complete at a leisurely tempo, and represents an incredible two-day challenge for the fit and the fast.

Brand New Mountain Cycling Trail
Mountain bikers can look forward to double-width dirt tracks, sections of single-track, unsurfaced lanes and bridleways of all kinds.

The route is waymarked with a distinctive green and yellow ‘S’ roundel, and there are 10 optional loops which return to their starting point for riders eager to complete the route in a single day.

The Sandstone Way was designed to link some of the best lengths of off-road track in Northumberland taking mountain bikers into Northumberland’s hidden corners on centuries-old tracks and historic byways. The route traverses breathtaking unspoilt scenery and offers iconic views with the sensation of remoteness.

Mountain bikers can look forward to double-width dirt tracks, sections of single-track, unsurfaced lanes and bridleways of all kinds as they cross the county, with only short linking sections on quiet minor roads and surfaced country lanes.

More information at cyclepad.org.uk

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Written by Jenny Nickelson

Jenny Nickelson has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Because of her deep love to water, she started training swimming in early years. Today she swears on variety and does it all: from swimming, running and cycling to fitness, skiing, dancing and mountaineering.

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