Explore Berwick-upon-Tweed on two wheels. One of the best ways to appreciate the town and the countryside is to do it whilst cycling. Pedal yourself through the streets and follow the cycle routes across Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. The picturesque routes wind through villages, past castles and along country lanes. The extensive cycle routes around the area provide a variety of scenery to choose from along the way and the difficulty of the ride.
There are some great long distance rides which explore the Northumberland Coast line between Tynemouth and Berwick.
Try Route 1 of the National Cycle Network, the route is culture, history and scenery rich. Sights include castles at Warkworth, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and others along the route.
Cycle routes are signposted across the county and make finding your way nice and simple. Visit the local information centre for more details about types of routes to suit you. Maps are regularly updated and highlight public rights of way.
Combine your cycling adventures with a stay in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Visit the cycle shop in town and hire a bike, for kids and adults, with something to suit all.
The challenging rough terrain around Berwick is a mountain-biker’s dream. Go off road and hit the forest tracks with breath taking views of the countryside. Explore the downhill thrills and rocky track trails for an exhilarating day out. Be careful when choosing trails as each one requires different levels of skill from the rider. Advanced riders pursue deep descents, aerial manoeuvres and technical jumps. However there are trails to suit all abilities, don’t be scared in giving mountain biking a go. If you want to give the trails a miss, try some of the cycle routes that offer rugged terrain and unspoilt countryside.
Looking to join a club; there are clubs across Northumberland that organise regular ride outs throughout the year.