- Rides in Northmubria
Wicked, you are travelling back to an medieval Anglian kingdom for your holiday? Not sure if they were really in to their trail building around 1100 years ago.
That is so cool. We just had to make do with boring modern Northumberland. It was very lovely though.Posted 3 years ago
Hi all – family holiday coming up in Northumbria, we’re staying in Beadnell on the coast. Any good local trails out that way? Presumably some good stuff in the Cheviots? Looking for great singletrack, tough climbs, techy descents, woodland meandering.
We might pop across to Kielder (I’ve never been – is it worth going to? How does it compare with trail centres such as CyB, Penmachno, Gisburnm, Dalbeattie, Mabie etc?) … but primarily looking for local stuff.
ThanksPosted 3 years ago
So, Kielder not really worth it … which is fine by me. Hadn’t thought of the South-east Scottish centres, but good call!
Still would welcome some local stuff – gpx routes etc. I know Rothbury a bit so will give the maps a look, but they only tell part of the story … what I want is local knowledge of sections of trail that are worth doing and linking up into a 2-4 hour ride.Posted 3 years agofergalMember
The bridleways around Rothbury are pretty mediocre, imho of course, great scenery though. The walkers paths up the ante a little, with a little technical riding, park up at Simonside and go explore.
Thrunton woods is popular, if you can find them, there are some nice technical bits.Posted 3 years agodjflexureSubscriber
I thought the best known bits close to Beadnell would be out from Alwinton, taking in Coquet Valley and the cafe up there, which is excellent. Its rolling type countryside – big XC day out.Posted 3 years ago
I have also ridden around Wooler, through to College Valley. Always needed a few techy cheeky bits inserting to make the best of it IMO, but I have not ridden the area extensively.
Never been to Thrunton but I always had the idea that it needed some local knowledge (could be completely wrong).
Kielder is a hike and you would probably be better spending your time closer to home. If you need a trail centre fix then I’d go to Glentress.
Excellent – cheers for that guys!
Now … a tech question (not about techy riding, ‘cos of course I’m brilliant at that! :wink:), but about uploading rides, eg those shared by Drac.
I’ve a Garmin running watch, which doesn’t plot / map rides, just records the activity. I’ve got a smartphone – can I upload my files to that (eg to strava) and use that (or any other better apps?) for mapping? TBH, I’m probably inclined to do it old skool and print out the maps and use them / plot them onto an OS map of the area, unless someone can convince me (and explain how to do it!) to do it the modern way!
CheersPosted 3 years ago
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