cycling

Cycling in Edmundbyers

Overview

We're just off the Coast to Coast cycle Route. The area offers miles of country lanes and off road routes through the wilds of County Durham.

There is a circular cycle route south west down to St John's Chapel

What makes it special

  • Miles of country lanes to cycle

Hostels nearby

Cycling in Edmundbyers

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Map references

OS Map: 87, and Explorer 307 & OL43

OS Grid Ref: NZ017500

Lat/Lng: 54.845398, -1.9737429

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Art gallery

Allendale Forge Studios

A co-operative group of volunteers, producers, artists and makers promoting small businesses and the beautiful North Pennines landscape through the Allendale Forge Studios Art and Craft Centre. Vis

Ashgill Force

Ashgill Force

The highest waterfall in the area, the gill falls a spectacular 50ft into a pool in the wooded valley below.

Beamish Museum Tram

Beamish

Beamish is a world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. Visit the Beamish Museum website

Teesdale

Bowlees Visitor Centre

A fantastic base for walks, the centre provides information and displays on the landscape, wildlife and people of Upper Teesdale. Within walking distance of both High Force Waterfall and 

climbing

Climbing in Edmundbyers

Howns Gill Quarry is the close by on the southern side of Consett, and offers a large sandstone quarry, 25 metres in places.  A bit further south is Stanhope Dene Millstalk (sandstone)

Country cycling

Cycling in Alston

The hostel is a popular stop off for the Sea to Sea bike ride. The secure bike shed and drying room offer all the facilities a cyclist needs. However we do not have bikes to rent out.

Cycling

Cycling in Langdon Beck

The hostel is close to the Coast to Coast cycling route.  Local roads offer great cycling for all abilities for anyone who wants to enjoy stunning views over the North Pennines landscape. see

Mountain Biking at YHA Langdon Beck

Mountain Biking in Langdon Beck

Hire a bike at Hamsterley Forest, about 20 miles away, and explore the graded trails including serious levels of descent and lovely family routes through the tranquil woods.

Couple canoeing a quiet river

Watersports at Langdon Beck

Kingsway Adventure Centre, six miles away, offers guided tuition in a range of outdoor activities.  YHA Langdon Beck is right by the River Tees, with a variety of paddling from beginner sites to

Eggleston Hall Gardens

Eggleston Hall Gardens

Four acres of garden full of surprises with winding paths, borders, organic vegetables and fell views - a truly magical place. Visit the Garden website

Walking and Rambling

Walking and Rambling in Alston

The Pennine Way passes through some of the most beautiful and remote countryside England has to offer. This section boasts the highest waterfall in England.

South Tynedale Railway

South Tynedale Railway

A new narrow gauge railway from Cumbria into Northumberland.  There's also a shop, café & Hub transport museum. Visit the Railway website

Derwent Reservoir

Derwent Reservoir

The Derwent Valley, one of the Durham Dales, is sometimes overlooked.  Visit the man-made lake - lovely for sailing and fishing. Visit the Northumbrian Water web page