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Coast and Castles

compocompo Posts: 1,370
edited October 2009 in Tour & expedition
Popped over from Mtb bit - was wondering if any of you guys had done this seen as none of our lot have


  • geocyclegeocycle Posts: 202
    Hi, It's a nice route. fairly flat with some offroad alternatives and a good run through the lammermuir hills into Edinburgh. There's lots of reports here: ... s-f10.html
  • compocompo Posts: 1,370
    Cheers geocycle
    looking forward to off road bits and going past Glentress, seen as I'm an MTBer at heart :)
  • I did it (or the majority of it Edinburgh to Morpeth) in a long weekend a few years back, it's an excellent route and easily doable on a skinny tyred road bike. The Scottish section is good, but highlights have to be the coastal stretches in Northumberland and the castles. Well worth taking the out n back diversion to Linderfarne island too if the tides allow.
  • compocompo Posts: 1,370
    yeah it is nice in northumberland - been on a few holidays arounf there recently :)
  • sheffsimonsheffsimon Posts: 1,282
    Northumberland coast is fantastic, coasts and castles is national route 1 i think??

    Spend quite a few holidays up there (inlaws static caravan). Great pubs in Alnmouth. :)
  • Wallace1492Wallace1492 Posts: 3,707
    I am back last week from a trip from Kelso to Amble and back, great scenery, lovely roads and small villages. Made up my own route, and really enjoyed it. Top marks for Seahouses.
    "Encyclopaedia is a fetish for very small bicycles"
  • Tim FarrTim Farr Posts: 665
    Did Newcastle - Edinburgh in October 2008. Beautiful scenery, apart from Edinburgh Castle and environs where we hit the international tourist trail, very quiet. Highlight - the Wallace statue in the woods above the Tweed on the road to Melrose.
    T Farr
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