Cheviot Hills MTB Orbital plus 12 challenging MTB loops.
This map/guide reveals the best mountain biking routes in the Cheviot Hills. The Mountain Bike Cheviot Hills Orbital is a classic tour which is three routes in one:
• The very challenging one day MTB Cheviot Hills Orbital: 82.5 km / 51.6 miles (bi-directional)
• The demanding two-day MTB Cheviot Hills Orbital: 82.5 km / 51.6 miles (bi-directional)
• Two separate stunning loop tours of the Cheviots
– the North loop 63 km / 39.5 miles (anti clock)
– the South loop 42 km / 26 miles (clockwise)
The recommended DIRECTION OF TRAVEL for all but the South loop is anti-clockwise.
The excellent MTB traverse route really is best ridden in an easterly direction.
The recommended Direction of Travel for the western flank is north to south in terms of terrain, views, challenge, scenery, situations and brief passage into Scotland. Some would say the eastern flank route is less dramatic but it’s certainly no less challenging.
One Day MTB Cheviot Orbital Challenge:
The Two Day MTB Cheviot Orbital: There are refreshment and overnight stops avialable at Alwinton and Wooler with a very welcome refreshment opportunity at Ingram.
The rolling Cheviot Hills aren’t high but should be treated with the same respect as any mountain range so prepare accordingly. There are many remote valleys and navigation can be demanding.
The rounded summit ridge is exposed to the wind and in poor visibility it’s easy to lose your bearings.
Phone signals are weak and irregular. Do not attempt any of the routes in less than clear visibility.
NB: Cross border routes mean two different sets of access laws apply.
For Scotland see - http://www.outdooraccess-scotland.com/Practical-guide/public/cycling
- Check the weather forecast before you go
- Park sensibly
- Leave name and contact details visible in your vehicle
- Ensure both you and your bikes are in good condition
- Wear suitable clothing and if alone, have personal identity in a pocket
- Carry energy food, plenty of water and spare clothes
- Take this map with you and / or OS map Outdoor Leisure 16 The Cheviot Hills 1:25,000
- Take a compass and know how to use it
- Don’t rely on battery-powered navigation aids
- Plan escape options from your chosen route
- Most mobile phones will connect to emergency services most of the time
- Apart from the main Sandstone Way, none of the routes on this map are waymarked
- Please support local businesses especially map sponsors
- What to carry - see http://hopetechwomen.com/inspiration/juliahobsonsmountainbikebackpackessentials
Grid north is a navigational term referring to the direction northwards along the grid lines of a map projection. It is contrasted with true north (the direction of the North Pole) and magnetic north (the direction in which a compass needle points).
The Cheviot Hills MTB Orbital & 12 challenging MTB loops map has been produced by Ted Liddle
www.cheviothillsmtb.co.uk with support from www.tynevalleymtbcycling.co.uk and Northumberland National Park Authority.
A percentage of sales income from this map and the Sandstone Way map are donated towards managing the relevant routes. If you would like to donate you can do so by clicking on the link www.sandstoneway.co.uk
Please: be aware tracks and trails can alter over time; respect farming and forestry operations; follow the Country Code.
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