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Cycling Around Haydon Bridge

The countryside around Haydon Bridge offers an unrivalled diversity of landscapes and Cycle Routes Leafletattractions for the cyclist to explore. Within a few minutes' ride are the hills and moors of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hadrian's Wall and the Northumberland National Park, and the hills, woods, castles and towns of the Tyne Valley. A little uphill pedalling is rewarded by the most sweeping of panoramic views, and our quiet, traffic-free roads make exploring the area a peaceful and relaxing experience.

To see what a great base Haydon Bridge could make for a cycling break why not try one of the routes on our Cycle Rides leaflet, or for a more exacting experience try pitting your skills against the challenge of the Haydon Hundred event.

Cycle Rides Around Haydon Bridge is a leaflet of three moderate though fairly challenging routes exploring the countryside and quieter roads in and around Haydon Bridge and the Tyne Valley. It is printed on water and tear-resistant paper and available at The Bridge Community Library and Visitor Information Point priced £2, or can be downloaded free of charge at the link below.

The Historic Hexham route is a 20 mile circuit through both the South and North Tyne valleys to the medieval market town of Hexham.

Pennine Panoramas (11.7 miles) climbs through the North Pennine foothills to enjoy panoramic views from Stublick Chimney, a relic of the area's industrial past, and return via woodland trails.

Allen Banks and Roman Vindolanda (17.5 miles) skirts the National Trust woodland of Allen Banks before climbing the northern slopes of the valley to the Roman fort of Vindolanda, with an optional shorter route of 12.2 miles.

All routes are waymarked with distinctive arrows (R), and well worth trying out. Why not buy a copy, or have a look at the downloaded version below?

Click here to download a copy of the leaflet (679kb)

The Haydon Hundred is a cyclo–sportive event running in the South Tyne Valley in South West Northumberland. Routes include a 100km main route with several unique features making it a “must-do” event for any serious cyclist, and a 60km route, tough enough in its own right.

Unique features of this event include:Haydon Hundred Logo

  • -    Spectacular High Pennine scenery

  • -    Crossing Hadrian's wall – twice

  • -    Riding up the Alston cobbles

  • -    3rd highest Surfaced road in England at 1998ft

  • -    Prepare for Virgin Money Cyclone at end of June

The next Haydon Hundred is scheduled for Saturday 6th June 2015

 

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