Feel one with the road on Northumberland’s rugged cycle-scape

Between Berwick and Hexham, Northumberland

Experience Northumberland’s history and geology on the 120-mile Sandstone Way mountain bike route between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Hexham.

A route known as the 'spine of the county', Sandstone Way tells a fascinating cultural, historical and geological tale. Whether you head north or south, the route is suitable for all abilities so set your pace and prepare for an adventure holiday in the great outdoors.

From Berwick in the north, the route takes in the Northumberland Coast AONB before heading inland towards the Cheviots. Marvel at the rugged wilds and tranquillity of Northumberland National Park whilst challenging your mountain biking skills, before crossing Hadrian’s Wall in the final stretch to the finish line at Hexham. 

The route connects key market towns such as Wooler, Rothbury and Bellingham - ideal for a pint in a pub and a well-earned breather.

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Mountain bikers on the Sandstone WayMountain bikers on the Sandstone Way © The Sandstone Way
The view from the Simonside Crags, one of the many to be enjoyed along the Sandstone Way routeSimonside Crags © Mario Czekirda
A view of the abbey at Hexham, one of the destinations on the Sandstone WayThe abbey at Hexham © Gail Johnson
Rothbury, one of the villages on the Sandstone Way routeRothbury, one of the villages on the Sandstone Way route © Gail Johnson
Berwick Bridge over the River Tweed at Berwick-upon-Tweed, one of the destinations on the Sandstone WayBerwick Bridge over the River Tweed at Berwick-upon-Tweed © Northumberland Tourism

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