The 172 mile Reivers Cycle Route (National Route 10) is a ‘coast to coast’ route between Tynemouth in Northumberland and Whitehaven on the Cumbrian West Coast via Kielder Forest and Carlisle.
The challenging Reivers Route has now been adopted as part of the National Cycle Network and mainly follows quiet country roads and traffic free cycle paths, weaving in and out over the Scottish / English border.
This Cycle Route is named after the Border Reiver families such as the Armstrongs, Elliots and Grahams who’s raids and escapades made this area notorious.
Travel through some breathtaking countryside in the footsteps or hoofprints of people like Kinmont Willie, for whom raiding, murder and robbery were an everyday way of life in these tough and troubled lands.
Remains of many of fortified Pele towers, the stronghold homes of the Reiver families in the 15th and 16th centuries can be seen along the route.
The Reivers Cycle Route also makes an alternative return route for the Sea to Sea cycle route (C2C).
The Sport and Performing Arts Injury Clinic situated just off the A69 in Warwick Bridge makes a handy stop off point to sort those aching muscles and strains. There is also plenty of free parking for cycles and support vehicles.
More Information of the Reivers Cycle Route can be found on the Cycle Guides website
The Reiver Trail – About the Border Reivers