Sandstone Way
120 mile mountain bike route along a Northumberland ridge

The Sandstone Way is a 120 mile mountain biking route between Berwick upon Tweed and Hexham that runs along the sandstone ridge in North Northumberland, linking numerous sandstone crags and outcrops. From one end of Northumberland to the other the Sandstone Way traverses an ever-changing landscape which is rich in history, geology and iconic scenery.

The Sandstone Way is designed for mountain bikers and as much of the route as possible is off-road. It will appeal to riders of all abilities and most will take 3 or 4 days to complete it.

Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Berwick to Ingram (44.7m)
Day 2: Ingram to Elsdon (41.9m)
Day 3: Elsdon to Hexham (36.7m)

 

£485 solo riders (plus single supplements)
£400 per person (based on two sharing)
£370 per person (based on group of 3)
£355 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Berwick to Chillingham (29.4m)
Day 2: Chillingham to Alwinton (26.3m)
Day 3: Alwinton to Elsdon (30.5m)
Day 4: Elsdon to Hexham (36.7m)

 

£595 solo riders (plus single supplements)
£475 per person (based on two sharing)
£435 per person (based on group of 3)
£420 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Berwick to Chatton (27.5m)
Day 2: Chatton to Clennel (26.7m)
Day 3: Clennel to Rothbury (17.2m)
Day 4: Rothbury to Bellingham (27.8m)
Day 5: Bellingham to Hexham (22.1m)

 

£845 solo riders (plus single supplements)
£660 per person (based on two sharing)
£600 per person (based on group of 3)
£570 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Cycling Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£175 per person (single)
£90 per person (based on two people)
£60 per person (based on group of 3)
£45 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£240 per person (single)
£120 per person (based on two people)
£80 per person (based on group of 3)
£65 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£375 per person (single)
£190 per person (based on two people)
£130 per person (based on group of 3)
£100 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Route Information

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Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £50.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Walk Information
The Sandstone Way is a 120 mile mountain biking route between Berwick upon Tweed and Hexham that runs along the sandstone ridge in North Northumberland, linking numerous sandstone crags and outcrops. From one end of Northumberland to the other the Sandstone Way traverses an ever-changing landscape which is rich in history, geology and iconic scenery.

Both Hexham and Berwick upon Tweed are served by rail. Between these two towns, the route passes through numerous villages and small communities including Wooler, Rothbury and Bellingham. It has been designed to safely cross rivers, main roads and railways.

The Sandstone Way is designed for mountain bikers and as much of the route as possible is off-road. It will appeal to riders of all abilities and most will take 3 or 4 days to complete it. The ‘fit and the fast’ could possibly ride the route in 2 days but in all probability most would wish they had taken 3 days. Almost certainly a few mountain bikers will try to ride the whole route in a day!

The Sandstone Way uses suitable existing Public Rights of Way including an interesting mix of double-width dirt tracks, sections of singletrack, unsurfaced lanes and bridleways of all types as well as byways and little known Unclassified County Roads (UCRs). Inevitably, these lovely route types are linked with sections of quiet minor roads and surfaced country lanes.

The Sandstone Way is clearly waymarked with a distinctive green logo roundel. Ten optional loops are also offered to appeal to ‘day riders’ who wish to cycle back to their starting point or map-read their way along more challenging alternatives to the waymarked route.

The Sandstone Way really is an adventure and we believe everyone who cycles this very enjoyable journey will have a most rewarding experience traversing the length of Northumberland - one of England’s best kept secrets. Please visit the www.sandstoneway.co.uk for more information

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