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Stage 10: Haltwhistle to Elsdon – Pennine Cycleway

Difficult
04:49
42.4 mi
8.8 mph
3,175 ft
3,000 ft
Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
5.27 mi
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Steel Rigg

Bike Touring Highlight

9.56 mi
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Amazing Gravel Section

Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

23.9 mi
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Carriages Tearoom

Bike Touring Highlight

28.7 mi
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Habitancum Roman Fort

Bike Touring Highlight

42.4 mi
Destination

Tour Profile

Waytypes

Path: 4.55 mi
Cycleway: 168 yd
Street: 0.41 mi
Road: 36.4 mi
State Road: 0.90 mi

Surfaces

Unpaved: 4.55 mi
Paved: 27.6 mi
Asphalt: 9.76 mi
Unknown: 0.41 mi

Weather Forecast

komoot planned a bike ride.

August 17, 2019

Comments

  • komoot

    Stage ten of your journey leads you deep into rural Britain and through the stunning, remote nature of the Northumberland National Park. You will cycle through ancient Roman ruins, archeological wonders, and forest-lined tracks with barely another soul in sight.

    Having stocked up on supplies, you are ready to head into the wildest section of the Pennine Cycle Way. Although the route is rocky at times, you will soon find tarmac (but few cars). Enjoy the spectacular nature as you ride through green fields lined with evergreen trees and up and over gentle hills.

    After 25 miles (40 km) of incredible cycling, you will cross the River North Tyne and descend into Bellingham. Here, you will find a thriving village with a cafe, three pubs and a swimming pool.

    The route continues to rise and fall over pretty hills, through farmland and small villages, passing ancient Roman fortresses and defences along the way.

    Your final destination is Elsdon village. Set in the heart of Northumberland National Park, Elsdon is the picture-perfect village with a beautiful church, tower house and a ruined castle. You will find many accommodation options in the area.

    • August 17, 2019