Start: Newcastle
Distance: Coastal route 170 miles / Inland route 199 miles
Terrain: Off road, traffic free
Bike Types: Mountain bikes, Hybrid, Road Bike
Grading : Moderate

There are 2 variations of the Coast and Castles cycle route. One follows the coast all the way up to Edinburgh whilst the inland route turns West and Berwick upon Tweed and then goes along the Tweed Valley to Innerliethen then onto Edinburgh. The cycle route can also be completed in either direction although most people do it South to North.

Coast and Castles is a great introduction to long distance cycling as the coastal route is fairly flat route. The inland route. The inland route is more challenging especially the last 50 miles, after Innerleithen.

Coast and Castles can be done in 2 to 4 days depending on your time constraints and fitness level. We suggest taking more time as there is so much to see along the route.

The coastal part of the route takes in some wonderful scenery and  historical sites and castles including Warkworth Castle, Alnwick Castle  – Harry Potter fans, (short detour),  Dunstanburgh Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Lindisfarne Castle/Holy Island and Edinburgh Castle.

Coast and Castle (inland) Route Map & GPX
Download file: Coast and Castles.gpx
Coast and Castle (coastal) Route Map & GPX
Download file: coastcastlesroutenewcastletoberwick2015.gpx
Coast and Castles Accommodation

Mill House and Hare Lodge, Guyzance, Morpeth– Mill House is a beautiful 16th century cottage, nestled by the river Coquet. We are walker and cyclist friendly and have a secure bike lock-up and cleaning area.

Goose Green Mews, Gullane Scotland – Fabulous bed and breakfast at the heart of Scotland’s golf coast.

Shepherds Rest, Foulden, Nr Berwick-Upon -Tweed – We offer visitors a choice of Glamping in one of our luxury Shepherd’s Huts or staying on our small campsite for Tents.