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Day 6: Haltwhistle to Kielder - Great North Trail

Day 6: Haltwhistle to Kielder - Great North Trail

Intermediate
04:42
38.6 mi
8.2 mph
2,425 ft
2,150 ft
Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
9.71 mi
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Kielder Forest - amazing gravel section

Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

38.2 mi

Kielder Youth Hostel

Hostel
38.6 mi
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Kielder Castle

Road Cycling Highlight

Map

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Path: 18.0 mi
Access Road: < 109 yd
Cycleway: 11.3 mi
Street: 0.94 mi
Road: 8.29 mi

Surfaces

Unpaved: 10.4 mi
Gravel: 7.60 mi
Paved: 17.2 mi
Asphalt: 2.51 mi
Unknown: 0.83 mi

Weather Forecast

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Katherine Moore planned a mountain bike ride.

January 6, 2020

Comments

  • Katherine Moore

    The last day before the border crossing, day six takes you into the centre of Northumberland’s gravel paradise; Kielder Forest Park. Climbing out of Haltwhistle, you soon pass by the old relics of Hadrian’s wall, once constructed to defend the Northern territory of the Roman Empire. It’s not far from here that you pass into Kielder territory, especially as today’s route is a much more modest 39 miles (62km).

    Taking in the wide gravel tracks that give this area such prestige in off-road circles, you’ll soon see why the Dirty Reiver is hailed as one of the best UK gravel races, held here. It won’t be long before you reach the Southern shores of Kielder Water, a man-made reservoir that’s home to a successful Osprey breeding programme - keep an eye out! The trail then follows the waterside in an anticlockwise direction to the North shore where you can overnight in Kielder village.

    • January 8, 2020

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Katherine Moore

Day 6: Haltwhistle to Kielder - Great North Trail