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Dan Hobson

Hadrian's Cycleway

Hadrian's Cycleway

171 mi
10.3 mph
5,475 ft
5,425 ft
Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

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Includes a segment with temporary access restrictions

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0.28 mi in total

Tour Overview

Starting Point
5.69 mi

Seascale Beach

Bike Touring Highlight

123 mi

Vindolanda Fort

Bike Touring Highlight

150 mi

Wylam Railway Bridge

Bike Touring Highlight

160 mi

Tyne Bridge

Bike Touring Highlight

171 mi

Tynemouth Castle

Bike Touring Highlight



Tour Profile


Singletrack: 1.80 mi
Path: 130 yd
Cycleway: 46.6 mi
Street: 4.58 mi
Road: 117 mi
State Road: 1.66 mi


Unpaved: 1.53 mi
Compacted Gravel: 0.80 mi
Cobblestones: 3.16 mi
Paved: 63.5 mi
Asphalt: 100 mi
Unknown: 2.30 mi

Weather Forecast


planned a bike ride.

November 29, 2021


  • Hadrian's Cycleway follows Hadrian’s Wall, the epic northern frontier of the Roman Empire, through spectacular scenery. Thanks to its gentle climbs and mixture of quiet country lanes, traffic-free cycle lanes, and gravel paths, Hadrian’s Cycleway is suitable for all levels of riders.


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    November 29, 2021
  • Hi Dan, thx for plotting the route. I was planning on riding the route myself, still am, but noticed that some websites mention the fact that route 72, south of sellafield station, is suspended. Did you take this into account? Because I'm still looking for a good work-around, other than taking the train 😃

    December 30, 2022
  • Hi this route does not take into account the route closure. Looking at the map, you could consider leaving the official route after Beckermet, taking Nursery Road to High Godderthwaite and then joining the Lakes & Dales Loop cycle route to Gosforth (via main road or back lanes) and then taking

    January 3, 2023
  • Thx, Dan. Much appreciated!

    January 24, 2023

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