Berwick On Tweed to Bamburgh

Berwick upon Tweed to Bamburgh Castle - 27 miles

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Starting from the historic town of Berwick upon Tweed with
its famous town walls and fortress it is said to be the most northern town in England. This ride will take you from Berwick out into the surrounding countryside through some rugged hilly country lanes and villages. You will end the ride at Bamburgh. With its famous castle and coastline/beaches.

Distance is approx 27 miles. Starting out from Berwick through its town roads and then
travelling nearly all the way on ‘B’ roads until you reach Bamburgh.

Start from Mary Gate at the centre of Berwick on Tweed and as you look from car parking spaces on Marygate cycle down West St which is opposite you. After about 150 yards West St runs into Bridge End which will take across the river on the old bridge. This bridge has 15 spans and was constructed between 1610-1625 at the total cost of £15000.

When you reach the other side keep left along Main St. After approx 200 yards Main St bears right. At this point you need to turn left onto Dock Rd which takes you along the river side.

You then take the third turning on your right on Dock Rd and after approx 50 yards you
turn left along Tower Rd and then after about 100 yards turn right onto Mount Rd.
Cycle to the end of the road ( about 250yards) and at the end of Mount Rd you come a junction with the A1167 Main St.You need to cross the junction onto Etal Rd B6354 which is across the A1167 and slightly to your left.

You now cycle along the B6354 which will take you out through the suburbs of Berwick and into rural countryside. As you leave Berwick the B6354 will take under the A1. Carry on along the B6354 towards West Allerdean.

Continue along the B6354 passing through Duddo, which is approx 9 miles from the start of
your ride and on to Ford. You could if you wish visit Duddo’s Duddo Tower which is the remains of an ancient Manor House from the 15th century or visit Duddo’s stone circle which lies approx 1 mile north of the village.

At Ford the B6354 turns sharp right. At this point you carry on through Ford on the B6353 towards Lowick.After approx 5 miles you will come a junction at Barmoor Lane End with the B6525. Turn right onto the B6525 towards the village of Doddington.

After you leave Doddington you will come to a small lane on your left after approx three quarters of a mile. Turn left along this lane. (Note:- if you cross a small bridge over a dyke/river then you have gone about 100 yards too far)

Cycle to the end of the lane and turn right at Westwood Hall. Which will bring you to junction with the B6348.Turn left along the B6348 follow the B6348 around the sharp bend to the right and after about 500 yards after the bend turn left along the B6349 towards Fowberry Tower and continue on the B6349 until you reach Belford?
Continue on the B6349 through Belford which will bring you to a junction with the A1. At this junction you need to cross the A1 and cycle along Station Rd B1342 which is opposite you and down the side of Belford Motor Centre.

Cycle along the B1342 which will take you through Budle and on to Bamburgh.
As you approach Bamburgh you will see the spectacular Bamburgh Castle in front of you over looking the village of Bamburgh. There has been a castle on this site since about 420 AD and the present castle deteriorated and was restored in the 18th & 19th centuries and was finished off by William Armstrong., who also built the nearby property Craigside. The first house in the world to have electricity now owned by The National Trust. At Bamburgh you can also enjoy some of the finest coastline and beaches in the UK.

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