Help for a Geordie girl.

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Help for a Geordie girl.

Postby KM2 » 7 Oct 2019, 5:19pm

A friend would like to cycle from Morpeth to New Biggin, by the sea, along the River Wansbeck. Is there a route down to the Wansbeck, as close to Morpeth as possible??

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Re: Help for a Geordie girl.

Postby st599_uk » 7 Oct 2019, 9:31pm

I think it's mainly a footpath.

There are some quiet roads that would get you to EuroVelo 12.
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Re: Help for a Geordie girl.

Postby andrew_s » 7 Oct 2019, 10:59pm

It looks like you can follow the north bank from the A1068 bridge at Guide Post to Sandy Bay holiday park, by the river mouth, but getting there isn't obvious. It's either footpath or nothing between Morpeth and Guide Post.

The "recommended" cycle route from Morpeth to Newbiggin basically follows the A197, mostly on a separate cycle track (rather than painted lane). It's a getting there safely route, rather than an enjoyable route.
(click start, click end, and it will give you a route)