CYCLING - Hadrian's Cycle Way (Full Version - Route 72)
Hadrian's Cycleway is a 174-mile exploration into Britain’s past. As well as magnificent coastal views and breathtaking countryside you’ll see the famous wall itself, Roman forts and museums, quaint villages and attractive market towns, all set in a World Heritage Site. This cycle route has it all.
Hadrian’s Cycleway takes you on a ride through some of England’s most wild and dramatic countryside.
Follow the line of the Roman frontier for 174 miles (280 kilometres) from Ravenglass in Cumbria to South Shields in Tyne & Wear.
Most people are able to complete the route in 3 days, but for those wanting to stop at the numerous attractions along the way, it is likely to take 4-5 days.
Please note there are sections of the Hadrian's Cycleway route that are not part of the National Cycle Network.
Ravenglass to Whitehaven - 22 miles (35.5 km)
Whitehaven to Maryport - 15 miles (24 km)
Maryport to Silloth - 16 miles (25.5 km)
Silloth to Angerton - 12 miles (19.5 km)
Angerton to Carlisle - 23 miles (37 km)
Carlisle to Brampton - 15 miles (24 km)
Brampton to Haltwhistle - 14 miles (22.5 km)
Haltwhistle to Hexham - 22 miles (35.5 km)
Hexham to Prudhoe - 11 miles (17.5 km)
Prudhoe to Newcastle - 13 miles (21 km)
Newcastle to South Shields - 11 miles (17.5 km)
Finish your ride at the Roman Arbeia Gatehouse in South Shields or take an alternative route to Tynemouth and Tynemouth Castle.
Note:- A section of Route 72 near Sellafield has been temporarily closed because of flood damage.
|day 1||Ravenglass||Silloth||53m, 85km|
|day 2||Silloth||Haltwhistle||64m, 103km|
|day 3||Haltwhistle||Tynemouth / South Shields||57m, 92km|
Route information, maps, distances and itineraries are for general information only and should not be relied on for navigation.