Just a quick note to say thank you for the excellent guide for this route.
The GPX proved useful as well. Although there is a new path at SK 0675 6922 toward Harpur Hill that your GPX doesn't follow that caused a little confusion. But then it's only evident on Sustrans's maps. The OS still show the old route, as does Google.
Anyway, it was harder than I thought but a great adventure.
I'll post a link to the account when I've sorted the story out.
I was going to add some maps with added local details that might help, but these might have to wait. Here is the link.
Sorry - I've written quite a lot.
I'm trying to plot a route along a section of NCN 68, from Haltwhistle to Bellingham, but cycle.travel won't let me! It appears to think there's a gap in the track just north of where the surfaced road ends (north of 'Robin Rock Drift'); any attempt to route north of there results in a huge diversion through Simonburn.
Do you know if there's any reason for this? It's plotted OK on your Pennine Cycleway guide.
Using NCN routes including bits of the Pennine cycleway and the TransPennine Trail .
Lots of old railway and canals so not to be rushed! Good rail links each end. Probably splits nicely into roughly 3 to 4 days riding with plenty of time for scenery and museum or "refuelling" visits. Will report back after riding it, but should be possible on a tourer with 32 tyres. We shall see...
ncn62 goes as ross lave lane goes over the motorway as in OSM website map but not in cycle.travel?
I wonder why when its the same data?
Its also shown on my old 2002 manchester a-z (with ncn62/6 in felt tip :) now ). Google earth shows a road bridge at the expected point over the m60.