Cycling in Berwick is a great way to see the area with cycle routes from Berwick into the Borders and also along the coast to the South.
If you are looking for cycle ways in Berwick, the town is central to a number of fantastic circular cycling routes which have been developed around Berwick's food heritage. The trails are free to download at the Mouth of the Tweed website and detail various rides from 8 miles to 44 miles!
Cycles are available to hire in Berwick from our cycling experts at Wilson’s Cycles (Bridge Street) tel: 01289 331476. Wilson’s can advise on local routes and fit bikes for suitability.
The Coast and Castles (Sustrans Route 1) which runs from Newcastle to Edinburgh via Berwick and Melrose, a distance of 200 miles(of which 39 are traffic-free).
National Route 76 of the National Cycle Network runs from Berwick upon Tweed to Edinburgh, Stirling and St Andrews with the route on both sides of the Forth.
The Pennine Cycleway is the alternative long-distance route. A breath-taking,150 mile cycle, beginning in Appleby-in-Westmorland and finishing in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The Sandstone Way
The Sandstone Way is a 120 mile mountain biking route between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Hexham that runs along the Sandstone Ridge through the heart of North Northumberland.
Linking numerous sandstone features, crags and outcrops, the route links the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding National Beauty with Northumberland National Park, making it one of the most scenic rides in England.
Primarily aimed at mountain bikers, as much of the route as possible is off-road and the route safely crosses rivers, four main roads and two railway lines giving a constant flow. Featuring a varied terrain, it takes advantage of an interesting mix of double-width dirt tracks, sections of single-track, un-surfaced lanes and bridleways of all types.
The Sandstone Way starts/ends at Berwick upon Tweed and Hexham both of which are served by rail. Along the route are numerous villages and small communities including Wooler, Rothbury, Elsdon and Bellingham;
each an ideal place to pause and take refreshment.
Eight optional loops are also offered, enhancing the linear route to provide great ‘day rides’ for those who
wish to cycle back to their starting point. Accessible to all abilities, from families and less experienced mountain bikers, to those at intermediate standard and fit competent mountain bikers, this new cycle route is certainly one to add to your list!
The Cycle PaD (Cycle Portal and Directory) website is a one-stop online knowledge shop bringing together everything cyclists might need to know about Northumberland.