Now’s The Time To Mountain Bike The Sandstone Way

Those of you who love mountain biking and seeing the beautiful English countryside by bike should definitely look out for places to stay in Northumberland so you can bike down The Sandstone Way.

The route from Berwick to Hexham is in fact the first waymarked, mapped and promoted long distance mountain bike ride in the country, featuring a mix of trails, country roads and rights of way, Chronicle Live reports.

It was devised by biking aficionado Ted Liddle (who is also now Sandstone Way co-ordinator), and will take riders through Berwick, Wooler, Belford, Elsdon, Rothbury, Bellingham and Hexham, as well past as the rivers Tyne, Coquet, Breamish, Till and Tweed.

“This is a route which people can identify with. They have the assurance that it will be a good experience, with information on how to get to the start and the confidence that there will be an adequate number of refreshment stops with cycle parking and accommodation which is cycling friendly,” Mr Liddle was quoted by the news source as saying.

The 120-mile route has been divided into sections on the Sandstone Way website so if you don’t fancy doing the whole thing, you can just pick a little bit of it and perhaps come back for another Northumberland holiday to do even more.

Whether you choose to bike it all or just part of the route, you’ll be able to see just how beautiful this part of the world is. Seeing Northumberland by bike has to be one of the best ways of exploring the county so come along and give it a go today.