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).
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!
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
Other things to do nearby
Seahouses is a good access point to the nearby Farne Islands. This small seaside town is a very popular holiday resort.
Watch history being uncovered during archaeological excavations. Sample Northumberland produce from the tea rooms.
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.
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.
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 is famous both for its medieval religious heritage and its picturesque 16th century castle.
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.
A range of boat trips including the special grey seal cruise, Holy Island cruise and various bird-watching trips.
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.
Get back to nature and stride out on foot to explore the beauty of this part of the country.
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