The WWB60 follows the same route as the WWB170 and WWB100 for the first 29 miles.
This includes the challenging climb up Lyham Bank followed by a segment running parallel to the coastal AONB giving marvellous views of Budle Bay, Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle. Shortly after Heatherslaw Mill, the WWB60 splits off and heads east to make its way to the picture postcard village of Ford.
From here it joins the Pennine Cycleway (NCN68) southbound and travels over hilly roads affording far ranging views over the Milfield Plain to the Cheviot Hills. After a refreshing descent into Fenton, it merges with the returning WWB170 and WWB100 routes to go on to Doddington and then Wooler. Don’t forget to allow a few minutes at the Doddington Dairy to reward yourself with one of their delicious ice-creams.
Our friends at The Heart of Northumberland Tourism Association feature many cycle friendly accommodation providers on their website within a few miles of the start of the event. To search for accommodation just follow this link – we’ve applied the ‘cycle friendly’ filter already so it will take you straight to the relevant search results.