There is no better way to explore some of the north of England’s most stunning moorland and dales landscape than on a electric bicycle.
Whether you’re looking for a day out with a difference or a healthy alternative to the car while on holiday, exploring the North Pennines Electric Bike Network could be for you.
There are 13 routes varying from 12km to 35km but it should be noted that most of the routes were devised in 2015 and whilst still valid some of the information like charging points may of changed.
Route 1 – Allendale to Allen Banks
A 20-mile circular route that takes you from the centre of Allendale, through rural Northumberland, to reach the spectacular ancient woodland at Allen Banks.
Route 2 – East Allen Views
A short 12km route that takes you out of Allendale Town where you can get some of the best views of the East Allen Valley.
Route 3 – Dryburn Moor & East Allen
This 33km route takes you from the mining village of Allenheads, over to the West Allen via the C2C and onto Dryburn Moor. From there you get stunning views of the East and West Allen, and looking north, the Scottish Boarders.
Route 4 – Ninebanks & East Allen
Enjoy this 35km cycle along the West and East Allen with panoramic views.
Route 5 – 3 Counties & Killhope Museum
This 24km cycle route starts at Killhope Museum and takes you into Durham, Cumbria and Northumberland.
The route starts at Killhope Lead Mining Museum in Upper Weardale
Route 6 – Alston & the South Tyne Valley
This 32km cycle route starts in Alston and explores the glorious South Tyne Valley.
Route 7 – Alston, Garrigill & Nenthead
This 24km cycle route starts in Alston and is essentially a grand tour of the South Tyne and Nenthead Valleys.
Route 8 – Alston, Nenthead & Carrshield
Starting from Alston this cycle route explores the West Allen Valley before returning along the Nent Valley to the start and is a 32km route.
Route 9 – Blanchland and Derwent Reservoir
This 30km grand tour of Derwent Reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley is a delight to ride.
Route 10 – Allenheads, Cowshill & Middlehope Moor
This 24km cycle route starts in Allenheads and takes you across to Weardale in a grand loop
Route 11 – Bowlees Visitor Centre, Middleton-in-Teesdale & Grassholme Reservoir
This 27km road route starts and finishes at Bowlees Visitor Centre and explores Upper Teesdale.
Route 12 – Stanhope, St. John’s Chapel & Rookhope
This 32km road cycling routes starts and finishes in Stanhope and explores Upper Weardale and the Rookhope Valley.
Route 13 – Bradley Burn to Hamsterley Forest
This 23km out and back route takes you from Bradley Burn in Weardale to Hamsterley Forest and back again.