Hadrian’s Cycleway Cicerone guide

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Hadrian’s Cycleway is described from west to east over three days and the guide provides plenty of information about other options.

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Hadrian’s Cycleway Cicerone guide book

Hadrian's Cycleway Cicerone guide book


This is the Hadrian’s Cycleway Cicerone guide to the 174 mile coast-to-coast cycle route across northern England, following the corridor of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site.

From Ravenglass in Cumbria through Northumberland to South Shields, with an alternative Tynemouth finish, on cycle paths and quiet country roads suitable for cyclists of all abilities.

The route allows cyclists to explore Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site, visiting Roman forts including Vindolanda and Housesteads as well as milecastles, abbeys and historic towns.


Hadrian's Cycleway route

Other highlights include the Cumbrian coast, Tyne Valley and the famous Sycamore Gap.

While the main route is described from west to east over three days, the guide provides plenty of information about other options.

Advice is given at the end of each stage about how to complete the route from east to west, as the route can be used in connection with other coast to coast routes to create week-long round trips.

Other itineraries include a two-day Wall Only ride from Bowness-on-Solway to South Shields, and a ‘More Wall Alternative’ to Day 2. The guide also features extensive listings of accommodation, bike shops and other cyclist-friendly facilities.


Why choose Hadrian’s Cycleway?
How tough is it?
How many days?
West to east or east to west?
Getting there and back
Where to stay
What kind of bicycle?
Carrying your gear
What to wear
Maps and apps
Hadrian’s Wall
Who was Hadrian?
Seeing more of the Wall
Alternative endings: running late and Tynemouth
Using this guide
Hadrian’s Cycleway
The three-day ride
Day 1 Ravenglass to Silloth
Day 2 Silloth to Haltwhistle
Day 2A More Wall Alternative
Day 3 Haltwhistle to South Shields
Other itineraries
The Wall Only – a shortened two-day version


For more information on the route, see Hadrian’s Cycleway.

Hadrian’s Cycleway Cicerone guide book

Author: Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla
No of Pages: 136
Page Size: 116 x 172 mm
ISBN 10: 1786310422
ISBN 13: 9781786310422
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Published Date: August 2020
Edition: 1st ed, August 2020
Binding: Paperback (encapsulated)
Illustrations: Colour photos and mapping
Weight: 155g

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