Haltwhistle to Bellingham
This ride follows National Cycle routes 72 and 68 through the beautiful and tranquil Northumberland National Park. You begin by Haltwhistle rail station and follow National Cycle route 72 to Bardon Mill following the River South Tyne. Here you turn north along National Cycle route 68 taking you through Northumberland National Park on off road tracks and quiet roads where you will pass the famous Hadrian's Wall. The final stretch takes you along the Pennine Way to the finish point at Bellingham which has plenty of places for an overnight stay.
Haltwhistle to Bellingham Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Haltwhistle to Bellingham Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Haltwhistle to Bellingham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Haltwhistle to Bellingham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Carriages Tea Room at Bellingham Station is an interesting place to visit. You can enjoy a range of light lunches, freshly baked scones and homemade cakes on-board the old 1957 Mark 1 Carriages. The restored Carriage's still contain the original seats and many of the original fixtures and fittings from when the train was last used for public service. They do a very good afternoon tea for a reasonable price. You can find the cafe at Station Yard, Woodburn Road, Bellingham with a postcodfe of NE48 2DG for your sat navs.
The Cheviot Hotel is another good option in the village. The hotel contains a decent bar with a good menu and a nice outdoor seating area. You can find it on Main Street at a postcode of NE48 2AU.