Cycling in Berwick


Berwick is the ideal destination for cycling and walking holidays in Northumberland. On six major cycle routes and with coastal walking routes to the North and South, exploring the area couldn't be easier.

Berwick is located mid-way between Newcastle and Edinburgh, on the East Coast mainline, with the train station only a five minute walk from the town centre.

Get on your bike

The Coast and Castles (Sustrans Route 1) which runs from Newcastle to Edinburgh via Berwick and Melrose, a distance of 200 miles (of which 39 are traffic-free).

National Route 76 of the National Cycle Network runs from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Edinburgh, Stirling and St Andrews with the route on both sides of the Forth (168 miles/270km). Route 76 is part of the North Sea Cycle Route, which is a circular via Norway! (3728 miles/6000km)

The Pennine Cycleway Route 68 runs up the spine of England and through three National Parks from Etwall, Derbyshire to Berwick-upon-Tweed (327 miles/526km).

The Tweed Cycleway is another cross-border route from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Biggar in the Scottish Borders (95 miles/153km).

Circular cycle routes

Berwick-upon-Tweed is central to a number of fantastic circular cycling routes which have been developed around Berwick's food heritage. The trails are free to download, with various rides from eight miles to 44 miles!

Cycle Hire

Cycles are available to hire in Berwick from our cycling experts at Wilson's Cycles (Bridge Street) tel: 01289 331476. Wilson's can advise on local routes and fit bikes for suitability.

What makes it special

  • Ideal for cycling holidays
  • Six major cycle routes
  • Get on your bike

Hostels nearby

Cycling in Berwick

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1DB

Map references

OS Grid Ref: NT 99840 53071

Lat/Lng: 55.770814, -2.0051863

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

Sunset walking

Lowry Trail

Spot the scenes where L.S. Lowry painted his matchstick men. The famous painter visited Berwick many times and this picturesque trail is a fantastic way to explore the town.

Berwick Elizabethan Walls

Elizabethan Town Walls

Berwick has been sacked or captured 13 times; these epic walls were built to keep out the invading Scots. Spend a day walking along them and get a great view across the town and stunning estuary.

Berwick Barracks

Berwick Barracks and Main Guard

Enjoy military history? This interesting attraction has loads of information and exhibits about how British soldiers were treated. A great place for a rainy day.

Spittal Beach

Spittal Beach

Have a traditional day behind the seaside and enjoy this sandy beach with your family. Make sandcastles, watch the wildlife, or have a play in the fun splash-park area.

Lindisfarne Priory

Lindesfarne Priory

Lindisfarne Priory sits offshore on Holy Island and is reached by causeway at low tide. The peaceful atmosphere makes a visit well worth the effort.

Lindesfarne Priority in Berwick

Lindesfarne Priory in Berwick

Sitting offshore on Holy Island and reached by causeway at low tide. The peaceful atmosphere make a visit well worth the effort. Visit the website      

Whin Sill, near Kyloe Crag, Northumberland

Climbing in Wooler

Some of the best rocks, crags and sandstone faces in the UK can be found in Glendale, the area around Wooler.  One of the most challenging climbs in the area, the Bowden Doors, is steep and techn

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle

Explore 14 public areas, learn more about the castle and watch history being uncovered during archaeological excavations.  Sample Northumberland produce from the tea rooms. Visit the castle's

Chillingham Castle and Gardens

Chillingham Castle

This ancient and remarkable fortress has alarming dungeons and torture chambers, as well as the beautiful parklands and gardens.  It is reputed to be Britain's most Haunted Historic Castle!

Farne Islands

Farne Islands

17 miles A range of boat trips are available to see the most famous sea bird sanctuary in the British Isles with a large colony of Grey Seals.

Farne Island

Farne Island boat trips

A range of boat trips including the special grey seal cruise, Holy Island cruise and various bird-watching trips.



Seahouses is a good access point to the nearby Farne Islands. This small seaside town is a very popular holiday resort.