The Sandstone Way is a new 120 miles / 192km (approx) mountain biking route between Berwick upon Tweed and Hexham along the Sandstone Ridge in North Northumberland linking numerous sandstone features, crags and outcrops. The route traverses through an amazing ever-changing landscape which is rich in history, geological features and iconic scenery.

The Sandstone Way links numerous villages and small communities including Wooler, Rothbury and Bellingham. A range of accommodation is available at regular intervals.

The Sandstone Way has been designed for mountain bikers and being braided for selected sections, will appeal to all abilities. It uses a mix of existing rights of way of varies surfaces and widths interlinked by the minimum amount of quiet roads possible.

You also have the opportunity to support The Sandstone Way project with a donation, we suggest the price of a pint (or fancy coffee / tea!) 

To donate towards the upkeep of The Sandstone Way click here

You can buy the map from our partners Northern Heritage here


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Distance in km (and miles): 193.1 km (120.7 miles)
Location: Northumberland
Long Distance Route: Yes
MTB: Yes
Route Suitable for: Mountain Biking, Experienced, Intermediate
Route Type: Mountain Bike
Grade: More information Challenge
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Places of Interest (8) Cycle Hire (2)
Cycling Transfer Companies (3) Cycle Shop & Repairs (3)
Food & Drink (1) Tourist Information Centres (4)
Pubs & Restaurants (14) Cafe's & Tea Rooms (2)
Serviced Accommodation (20) Camp Site or Bunkhouse (3)
Self Catering (1)