Northumberland Coast & Lowlands South (Alnwick Area)

Northumberland Coast & Lowlands South (Alnwick Area)

A set of three do-in-a-day road, and off-road cycling suitable for families in and around the coast near to Warkworth and Alnmouth on the Northumberland Coast. Please read individual route description for suitability.

This selection of Northumberland Coast & Lowalnds South routes keep near to the Northumberland Coast, with some forays into the little investigated quiet lanes and by-ways of the area. The inland sections of these routes offer some stunning views of the coast, whilst the sections along the coast provide opportunities to investigate the bays and coves of the area, perfect picnic territory!


Craster South Loop - Route 1

A mixture of in-land and coast, off-road / on-rad riding with options for a large loop or two smaller ones. Highlights - Howick Hall (home of Earl Grey tea!), superb picnic spots in sheltered bays and coves, attractive fishing village of Craster famous for it's kippers. Distance - up to 10 miles (can be halved). Mountain bike / hybrid preferred type of bike.

Warkworth West Loop

This cycling route is a contrast between coastal splendour and quiet the quiet rural hinterland. Starting and finishing at Warkworth Castle & utilising part of The Coast & Castles cycle route, this is a particularly varied route with quiet lanes and by-ways. Highlights - long sandy beach, superb views, Warkworth Castle Distance - 12 miles Mountain bike / hybrid preferred type of bike.

Alnmouth / Warkworth Loop

This route links two of Northumberland's loveliest villages. Alnmouth, with it's single main street leading to the mouth of the River Aln, and larger Warkworth which sits on the River Coquet with it's ancient gateway and bridge, fine village centre and towering castle. The route is 50% quiet lanes, and 50% cycle path off the road, and is particular suitable for novice riders. Distance - 10.5 miles (can be halved). Suitable for all bike types.



Leisure: Yes
Grade Description: Mixture of grades suitable for families of differing abilities
Day Ride: Yes
Location: Northumberland Coast & Lowalnds South. OS Maps Explorer OL332 & Landranger 81


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Route (4) Places of Interest (19)
Cycle Hire (2) Cycling Transfer Companies (1)
Cycle Shop & Repairs (1) Food & Drink (8)
Tourist Information Centres (3) Pubs & Restaurants (26)
Cafe's & Tea Rooms (4) Serviced Accommodation (2)
Self Catering (3)
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