GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Reivers Route

181 miles (292 km)

This signed Sustrans Route crosses the country from Whitehaven on the west coast to Tynemouth on the east coast.
Much of the route uses National Cycle Route 10 with the opening section from Whitehaven to Workington following National Cycle Route 72. At Workington you then pick up National Cycle Route 71 to take you to Cockermouth where you pick up Route 10. On the way there's an excellent section through the expansive Kielder Forest where there is a popular lakeside trail.
The route is a good alternative to the popular Coast to Coast Whitehaven to Tynemouth or C2C cycle route. You could also use it as a return leg option to turn it into an epic coast to coast circular ride!
Scroll down for the full gpx file and a great video of cyclists tackling the route.
N.B The route is not to be confused with the Romans and Reivers Route, a walking trail which follows the old Roman Roads from the Ae Forest to Hawick in Scotland.

Reivers Route OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Reivers Route Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Whitehaven Dock - - 3215657

Whitehaven Dock

Reiver's Cycle Route, Backworth - - 1735153

Reiver's Cycle Route, Backworth. The Reiver's Cycle Route (Regional route 10 of the National Cycle Network) runs from Tynemouth via Kielder and Carlisle to Whitehaven, and acts as a "return" route for the world-famous C2C cycle route. Here it follows a narrow tarmac lane (closed to motor traffic) through the abandoned industrial areas of north Tyneside.

Kielder Water - - 986465

Kielder Water

Bridge, Bellingham - - 2355489

Bridge, Bellingham

Main Street, Cockermouth - - 3451455

Main Street, Cockermouth

Carlisle Castle - - 2530174

Carlisle Castle

Column, Workington - - 3458259

Column, Workington

Tynemouth South Pier - - 2076480

Tynemouth South Pier


GPS Files

GPX File

Reivers Route.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)