Breamish & Coquet
This ride begins at Ingram in the majestic landscape of the Breamish Valley In the Northumberland National Park, rich with prehistoric earthworks. From Ingram we head east to Brandon alongside the tumbling River Breamish and cross the river via a hair-raising footbridge into the village of Branton. The route follows a big loop in Coquetdale via Alnham and enters the National Park at Alwinton. Travelling south alongside the River Coquet we reach Harbottle and head on to Sharperton where we leave the National Park and cross the River Coquet. Then it's on to Harbottle, Thropton, Whittingham, Glanton and back to Branton. We cross the bridge over the River Breamish again to Brandon and then ride the short distance to Ingram.
The changing views of the Simonside Hills as the route traverses Coquetdale especially from the high point of Great Ryle in the north are magnificent, but save your awe for the outlook from Cartington Hill towards Hedgehope, Cheviot and the Border ridge.
Start is at the Ingram Cafe where breakfasts and coffees are available to boost your energy levels for the ride – served from the hatch while Covid-19 precautions are in force.
Lunches will be available from several cafes and pubs (also adopting Covid-19 precautions) along the route but own packed lunch if you prefer.The ride is all on road. Distance: 38
miles, ascent 834m. Difficulty level is strenuous climbs with several steep climbs..
Toilets: There are public toilets at Wooler and 1 mile to the east of Ingram. Toilets at pubs and cafes are generally for customers only but may not be open because of Covid-19.
Wooler Cycle Hub is an affiliated member of Cycling UK (membership number 90176686) and operates its guided rides in accordance with Cycling UK guidelines.