South Tyne Trail

Sunday 3rd August 2014 at 10.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Overflow Car Park on Lanty's Lonnen Turn off West Road (B6322) in Haltwhistle onto Lanty's Lonnen, go under the railway bridge and the car park is on your right NE49 0HQ
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
2 hours 15 mins  (1 hours 45 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres) 
Suitable for Child Trailers
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Northumberland

Come and join us on the South Tyne Trail which is a great out and back flat route mostly on the old Haltwhistle - Alston railway line.  At 11 miles long on National Trust land this ride is not to be missed with the old railway line providing a great view of the surrounding countryside without suffering the gradients that are apparent all around you.  However the star of the show is Lambley Viaduct which offers spectacular views across the landscape.  You will not regret making the journey to Haltwhisle for this ride!

Join us on some amazing rides, created in association with our friends at the National Trust. Make the most of some beautiful countryside, and great facilities for cyclists.

If you’re fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way. Rides are between 6 and 20 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

©National Trust Images / James Howard

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order and bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait. 

Children under the age of 5 do not need to register and must be in a BSI approved child seat, trailer or tag-a-long.

Car Parking
Yes, at overflow Car Park on Lanty's Lonnen, turn off the B6322 in Haltwhistle on to Lanty's Lonnen, go under the railway bridge and the car park is on your right.
Nearest Train Station
Haltwhistle Train Station, 0.5 miles 

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Phillip Ward
    Phillip Ward

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Andrew Lee Monday 14th July Stunning scenery, very level, excellent route for beginners/children.
  • Jennie Shotton Sunday 13th July Was a long way for me to drive to do this ride but was definitely worth it. Wish we had gone a bit further than the viaduct though.
  • Mark Forsyth Sunday 29th June

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