Wooler to Lindisfarne Loop

Wooler to Lindisfarne loop

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A cycle ride of 32 miles including the return journey. The cycle route takes you from the popular small Northumberland town of Wooler which is situated on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, by the Cheviot Hills and is known as “The Gateway to the Cheviots”. You cycle along ‘B’ roads and country lanes to the world famous Lindisfarne
Island also known as Holy Island with its monastery (run by English Heritage) with its nearby museum and castle, which is based o a Tudor Fort. You return via a loop cycle route via some Northumberland villages before returning to Wooler. The cycle route is
hilly in places.

Starting at Wooler on Berwick Road B6525 which runs northwards out of Wooler you cycle towards the village of Doddington cycling up hill as you approach Doddington which is about two and a half miles from Wooler. Continue through the village on the B6525 and after cycling about two and a half miles you come to the village of Barmoor Lane End.

Just before you reach Barmoor Lane End you TURN RIGHT along the B6353 towards the village of Lowick. After about half a mile you come to Lowick. Continue through the village along the B6353 and about three quarters of a mile past Lowick you TURN LEFT along a country lane. Cycle along the lane for 500 yards to its end where you TURN RIGHT at the ‘T’ junction and follow this country lane for about three quarters of a mile, then you come to a cross road junction with the A1. Take care at this junction as the A1 can be very busy. At the cross roads GO STRAIGHT ACROSS THE JUNCTION along the lane and after 600 yards you cycle over the railway line.

You are by now approaching the coast and will be able to see Lindisfarne straight ahead in front of you. Continue along the lane and after about three quarters of a mile you reach the coastline. At this point at low tide you can cycle across Lindisfarne Causeway to the island and explore the historic monastery and castle. The island has two pubs and a hotel so you should be able to get some suitable refreshments before your return journey.

The first section of the return journey is the reverse of you outward bound route. You cycle across the causeway and cross over the A1 and then TURN SECOND LEFT along the lane you cycled along before and then at the junction with the B6353 instead of turning right towards Lowick you GO STRAIGHT ACROSS THE JUNCTION and cycle for one and a half miles to Holburn village.
About 300 yards after Holburn village you TURN RIGHT along the rural lane and cycle
along it for about three quarters of a mile to its end where you come to a ‘T’ junction with Devil’s Causeway. The Devil’s Causeway is ancient Roman Road. At the junction TURN LEFT along Devil’s Causeway and cycle one and a half mile over the hill to the village of Horton. At the centre of Horton village you come to a ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN RIGHT towards Weetward Hall.

Continue to cycle along the lane for about half a mile and you will come to the small village of Weetwood Hall. At the village TURN RIGHT and cycle for about three quarters of a mile to the end of the lane where you come to a ‘T’ junction with Berwick Road B6525. TURN LEFT on to Berwick Road and cycle for about 1 mile back to the end of Berwick Road near the centre of Wooler, the start/end of your cycle ride.

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