Cycling in the North Pennines - One
Four routes starting from the Durham
Dales Centre in Stanhope are designed as a series of loops and one
figure-of-eight off-road trail radiating from the Centre. The routes link to
the Sustrans C2C Cycle Route.
Cycling in the North Pennines - Two
LOCAL CYCLIST ROUTES
A selection from the library of excellent rides from
a local cyclist - visiting Weardale, Middleton in Teesdale, Woolsingham,
Hamsterley Forest, Blanchland, Barnard Castle and many other places in County Durham and adjoining
counties are all included.
Middleton in Teesdale 41 miles
A picturesque circuit climbing out of
Weardale over Swinhope Moor descending into Newbiggin and on to Middleton in
Teesdale. Leaving Middleton to Egglestone and over the moors to Wolsingham via
Hamsterley Forest then eturning via Frosterley and the
country lanes to Stanhope.
The Upper Wear and Tees
Valleys 53 miles
Cycling up the Wear Valley to Alston,
England's highest market town, returning down the upper Tees Valley past High and Low Force.
Weardale and Rookhope Valley 26 miles
An ideal start to cycling in
Weardale introducing the cyclist to the quiet back roads of the Weardale and
The Bollihope and Chapel Fell 32 miles
Popular route climbs
over Bollihope Common to Middleton in Teesdale returning over Harthope Fell,
the highest unclassified road inEngland.
Lower Teesdale and Barnard Castle 47 miles
A cycle route covering County Durham around Hamsterley Forest and the Lower Teesdale valleys to the historic market town ofBarnard Castle.
The return route covers the beautiful villages of LowerTeesdale.
Edmundbyers and Blanchland 46 miles
Starting with the climb of
Crawleyside and over the grouse moors to the picturesque village of Edmundbyers along the side of Derwent
Reservoir and on to the beautiful historic village of Blanchland.On through Huntstanworth
village to Rookhope, Allenheads, Coalcleugh and the wear valley to Stanhope.
The Allendale Valleys 48 miles
A route cycling in the
picturesque West and East Allen Dales starts by the ascent of Wolfcleugh Common
and into Allendale in the East Allen valley. Over the tops to Bearsbridge and
down the West Allen valley to Coalcleugh. On to Allenheads and a long climb overAllendale Park and down to Cowshill,
returning to Stanhope via the Wear valley.
Undiscovered Weardale 30 miles
Discover the hidden lanes of Weardale,
aspect of the Wear Valley unknown to most road users.
The Three Valleys 64 miles
the most picturesque routes in the North
Pennines and my
favorite ride. This cycling circuit visits the stunning countryside of the Wear
and Allen Valleys.
Further information: www.northpenninescycling.co.uk
MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS
Bike Bowes Mountain Bike Route 16 miles