NCN Route 68
The route takes in some of the most spectacular landscapes and unspoilt countryside that England has to offer, including the Eden valley, the North Pennines and the Northumberland National Park. Enjoy the gentle lanes and villages of the Eden Valley, then the wide Pennine moorland the the lovely valley of the River South Tyne. After Hadrian’s Wall, another change of scenery through the remote Wark Forest brings you to stunning views as you meander through picturesque villages and into the much disputed Borderlands, with fortified castles and buildings adding interest to the landscape. The final section is, in fact, shared with the Coast & CAstles tour along the Tweed Valley, where you will cross the border into Scotland briefly before finishing at the historic town of Berwick upon Tweed.
John Grimshaw – Founder and Director of Sustrans
“150 miles of stunning countryside across the Pennines, through Cumbria and Northumberland. The most exciting route yet along the National Cycle Network.
Can there be a better route than the C2C across the Pennines ?
The answer is yes and that route is the Pennine Cycle Way. I Think that this has more splendour, more variety, more memorable features, more open spaces and more magic, especially as it threads its way high above industrial England either side of the Pennines, than any other part of the National Cycle Network”