The Coast & Castles Cycle Route (NCN Route 1)

The Coast & Castles Cycle Route (NCN Route 1)

Incredibly scenic and relativley easy going route along the Northumberland Coast.

This aptly names cycle route extends for 192 miles between Newcastle and Edinburgh of which 85 miles follow or lie close to the magnificent Northumberland coastline so richly blessed with fine scenery and heritage links. Many miles of this flat and continually scenic coastal route as far as Berwick on Tweed offer constantly changing views of the sea and provide fascinating glimpses into a mingle of the coastline’s history and culture. Magnificent castles in various states of survival stand proudly and defiantly along its alignment. Rocky headlands protect countless coves and bays of all sizes. Onshore reserves and coastal islands provide wildlife havens which The Coast & Castles Cycle Route threads together. South to north is probably more likely to be wind assisted.
The official start according to the Sustrans map is from Newcastle Train Station, however a Tynemouth start/finish is more commonly used.

The gpx file on this page is for the Tyneside and Northumberland section and should be checked on appropriate mapping software before using it with a gps unit.

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INFORMATION

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Leisure: Yes
Long Distance Route: Yes
Route Suitable for: Family, Mountain Biking, Novice, Intermediate
Traffic Free: Mainly Traffic Free
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SERVICES ON ROUTE

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Route (10) Places of Interest (59)
Cycle Hire (6) Cycling Transfer Companies (3)
Cycle Shop & Repairs (8) Food & Drink (28)
Tourist Information Centres (7) Public Transport (2)
Long Distance Route (2) Outdoor Store (2)
Pubs & Restaurants (68) Cafe's & Tea Rooms (25)
Serviced Accommodation (4)
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