Whether you are a road cyclist or a mountain biker, are looking for serious cycling challenges (June 2013 saw the first year of the Hayden Hundred in South West Northumberland), rewarding climbs, or quiet country lanes and family orientated fun cycle trails, beautiful Northumberland is a gem for all things cycle and this page should help you to plan your cycling holidays in Northumberland.
Choose from these campsites in Northumberland and you can pitch your tent in settings of inspiring beauty, enjoying the warm and sincere welcome of this friendly county. Cycling is the perfect way to get around Northumberland all year round, giving cyclists access to places that cars just can’t reach. This region boasts seemingly limitless natural beauty: whether you prefer your cycling on coastal flatlands, rolling hills or along forest trails, you will be spoilt for choice.
Northumberland boasts several long distance cycling trails: Hadrian’s Cycleway, the Coast and Castles Pennine Cycleway and the Sea to Sea (C2C), the UK’s most popular route. The North Pennines oozes two-wheeled excitement and adventure! If your passion is moorland tracks beneath your wheels then look no further! Alternatively if road routes are more your style – this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB has plenty of quiet country roads and traffic free routes. A number of National Cycle Routes pass through the North Pennines, along with the North Pennines own Wheels to the Wild Cycle Route. However, if long distance isn’t for you, at the heart of this cycle friendly county lies the Northumberland National Park where circular cycle routes abound taking in the sights and dramatic history of this historic area. Ride from your tent to Cuddy’s Well with its legendary healing power, the atmospheric ruins of Dally Castle or Hareshaw Linn, a hidden waterfall set in ancient woodland. Mountain biking in Kielder Forest is much celebrated, providing easy, moderate and difficult trails for cyclists, with excellent facilities including bike hire.
Here you will find cycle campsites in Northumberland. Use our cycle route planner to locate each campsite in terms of national, regional and local cycle routes so that you can plan ahead and our venue search to discover the attractions and facilities nearby each individual site.
This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will provide riders with breathtaking wilderness and isolation easily accessible from one of the many campsites in Northumberland listed here.