Site last updated - 20th. November 2009

bath house
Glannaventa Bath House

Lanacost Priory

Tyne Bridge

Arbeia Gatehouse
South Shields

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website for more information including accommodation listings

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on cycling in
Hadrian's Wall Country

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For overview map of Hadrian's Cycleway
which shows which sections are open now and the proposed sections
to be opened later.

Hadrian's Cycleway
Coast to Coast "The Roman Way"

Due to the severe flooding in Cumbria especially around the Workington area and along the Cumbrian Coast NCN 72 is severely disrupted.
The route is severed at Workington due to the collapse of the pedestrian / cycle bridge over the River Derwent. Many other sections of NCN 72 along with other NCN routes in Cumbria can be expected to be difficult to use and may be impassable.
Therefore it is not advisable to attempt any of Hadrian's Cycleway in Cumbria until
the exact situation can be established.

This website guide is designed primarily as a resource centre for Hadrian's Cycleway which forms part of the
National Cycle Network - route 72 running
across Northern England between

Ravenglass - Cumbria
South Shields - Tyne & Wear

The route is described in both directions from
Ravenglass (Glannaventa) or South Shields (Arbeia)

The alternative start/finish at Tynemouth is included

Hadrian’s Cycleway
is a new 174 mile long distance cycle route developed by Sustrans in partnership with Cumbria
and Northumberland County Councils, Tyneside
local authorities, Hadrian's Wall Tourism Partnership, Solway Coast ANOB and other tourist organisations.

The section between Silloth and Arbeia - South Shields
was officially opened on Wednesday
19th July 2006

The section from Ravenglass to Silloth will be officially opened once work is completed, hopefully by 200?
but most of this section can be ridden now,
as shown on the official Sustrans map.

New Photo Gallery Added
Take a photographic trip along
Hadrian's Cycleway


Day rides, 20 short routes all based on
Hadrian's Cycleway
For futher information and links

General Information

Link to / from
North Sea
Ferry Terminal

Other Cycle routes
that link to
Hadrian's Cycleway
C2C Cycle Route Guide
Coast and Castles
Cycle Gateshead
Three Rivers

Hadrian's Cycleway Buy the tee-shirt
on-line here

For HCW & other Cycle Route maps

Click here for link to UNESCO website

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