Coast to Coast Cycle Routes
“Coast to Coast Cycle Routes” is the practical guide to crossing Britain, containing all the information any cyclist could possibly need when embarking on a trip.
It takes you from West to East and East to West three different ways, following Britain’s three most popular coast to coasters: the C2C, Hadrian’s Cycleway and the Reivers. This is the 16th edition of the eat, sleep and drink pocket guide, and contains new mapping and spiral binding to make it more user-friendly. The radically updated 2011 edition includes two new alternative spurs to the increasingly popular C2C. The first takes you via the shores of Ullswater past Lowther Castle and the picture postcard village of Askham, before rejoining the old Penrith route. The second takes you through rural Co Durham and into the great city, following the spectacularly sculpted banks of the Wear past the cathedral. These are Odysseys along the byways and traffic-free routes of the northern Lake District, Pennines, Hadrian’s Wall country and the spectacular Solway coast AONB. Much of the routing is traffic-free, along compacted cycle-friendly tracks built along old railway lines.The routes are all thoroughly signposted and somehow manage to eke out the least busy country lanes, taking in many places just off the beaten track. This guide has up-to-date listings of all the best pubs, B&Bs, hotels and restaurants. But importantly it also includes maps, topographical profiles, lots of route information and other practical help. Plus historical and cultural background to the fascinating and often beautiful communities the cyclist meanders through. The ethos of the book is to Go Slow, to imbibe at leisure some of Britain’s finest and yet often deserted landscapes, whether it be the wilderness of Northumberland or the liquid gold sunsets of the Cumbrian coastline. But it’s also handy for the cycle nut who wants to do it over a weekend: every trip, no matter how short, needs careful planning. Coupled with our associated website, it provides the ultimate resource for the leisure cyclist.
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