Google maps says it is as quick (Two hours) to get to Peebles and Innerleithen as Kielder! I would say some riding around Wooler and the Cheviots would be best from Seahouses though the costal route is really nice though not gnar, just really nice riding your bike along beautiful coast sort of thing.Posted 7 years ago
Hi Drac, went to do the Pink Panther and the one next to it and was not suitably dressed or biked. Luckily I pushed up before hand and then chickened out on the way down :). If you understand what I mean.
Mind out for mad Geordies. When we were there last week we weren't meant to go out of the house.Posted 7 years agoMerlinmanSubscriber
The bike never turned a wheel, Lee 🙁
Reduced to driving to walk! Then we went to Elsdon Cafe – only to find the whole area overrun by armed Police and satellite Vans!
One thing we did learn – when you're actually there, the press spout total bollix!
The only time we made the Carriage Drive we were called down by Tim to take cover!!Posted 7 years ago
Yup loads, Ingram Valley and Alwinton are the main places. There's 3 routes in the next issue of ST which should be out this week.
I knew there had to be something, any chance of a few Grid Refs for start locations so I can have a look at a map before the mag comes out. Cheers.Posted 7 years ago
I have a weeks holiday with family next week and will be taking the bikes. The obvious place to ride is Kielder but this is a fair drive from our base on the coast at Seahouses so not ideal for a late afternoon/evening thrash. Wondering if there was anything worthwhile a bit closer to our base?Posted 7 years ago
Have a few gpx files if they're any good to you? Did a super route from Wooler into a pretty valley then to Broadstruther. Also Bewick Moor is good. Ingram Valley is also pretty.
Mainly used routes from Derek Purdy's 'Northumberland Mountain Bike Guide', published by The Ernest Press.Posted 7 years agopaulrockliffeMember
Can you post those .gpx files or email them to me (username *@* mail2web.com) please?
I'm going up to Newcastle at the weekend for a wedding, but I've only been invited to the evening thing, so want to go for a ride. Was going to go to Hamsterly, but natural looks more fun.
ThanksPosted 7 years ago
if you head from Wooler to Broadstruther then head to the valley you might stumble upon this descent
That looks really good. I've found Broadstruther on the map but can't quite decide which way that track goes. Is it generally East finishing on the road near Carey Burn Bridge or South then south east to finish on the road near a spot height mark of 216m?
To everyone else, thanks for the suggestions I feel a bout of OS map and exploring coming on.Posted 7 years agoStrangaMember
Bullroar its south towards Langleeford, there is a fire road just off the top of Hawsen Burn that takes you right,to the start of the singletrack (singletrack is the FP that joins the bridleway on the map)
You can see broadstruther on this vid (its on the left at about 3.10) but you would be approaching from a diff direction.Posted 7 years ago
Stranga – I enjoyed your video and thought I recognised the bridleway where the singletrack joined it. However, upon looking at my Explorer map, am getting confused. 😳
Can't work out where the start is, feel free to e-mail me (details in profile). Thanks.
paulrockliffe – ygm.
RoCkEtDoG – you must do the descent from Whitefield Hill on the Simonside Hills. It's brilliant. 8)
Thrunton Woods – I drove past there several times and, to be honest, I was terrified of riding there. It looked huge and dense and was concerned I would not be able to find my way out!Posted 7 years ago
The keeper has just resurfaced the Hepple Whitefield track so it is not as rough as it sometimes is. Not as many puddles though. Don't worry though as they resurface it all the time but it is steep enough to wash out quite quickly. So good I got up at 5 the day I flew back to Sweden just to ride it.Posted 7 years ago
Well, it was different (3 weeks ago) to a few years ago so was concerned that 'trail sanitisation' had reached Northumberland! Was very dry and, dare I say it, quite sandy in places. But nevertheless it did not disappoint, even though I was on a hardtail this time. Just ragged it down there. 8)
Actually it's one of my top 3 UK descents. 😀Posted 7 years ago
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