Any ideas of good 3 day (mainly off road tour)

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Any ideas of good 3 day (mainly off road tour)

Postby Mike777 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:33 pm

Hi all

Any ideas for a good 3 day off road (mainly sustans routes) tour.

Would be travelling by myself with loaded bike and fancy some where by the coast.

Would aim to do about 140 miles (40/60/40)....

Any ideas or recommendation would be great.

Many thanks for your time

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Mike
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Any ideas of good 3 day (mainly off road tour)

Postby Dean » Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:23 pm

Day 1 - Darlington to Cow Green (it's possible to link a few off-road bits to ride almost completely along the Tees, or on the road), pick up the Pennine Way and descend High Cup.

Camp on the moss, or there's a YHA in Dufton.

Day 2 - along to Knock and up the military road to Great Dun Fell, then carry on along the bridleway over the Tees to Tynedale.

Camp on the fells, or there's a YHA bunkhouse in Alston.

Day 3 - back over Yad Moss and down Teesdale back to Darlo. You could cut through Hamsterley if you wanted a bit more off-road, of course.
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Re: Any ideas of good 3 day (mainly off road tour)

Postby DaleFTW » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:24 pm

Dean wrote:Day 1 - Darlington to Cow Green (it's possible to link a few off-road bits to ride almost completely along the Tees, or on the road), pick up the Pennine Way and descend High Cup.

Camp on the moss, or there's a YHA in Dufton.

Day 2 - along to Knock and up the military road to Great Dun Fell, then carry on along the bridleway over the Tees to Tynedale.

Camp on the fells, or there's a YHA bunkhouse in Alston.

Day 3 - back over Yad Moss and down Teesdale back to Darlo. You could cut through Hamsterley if you wanted a bit more off-road, of course.


Might give that a go next week actually. Is that one you've done Dean?
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Re: Any ideas of good 3 day (mainly off road tour)

Postby Dean » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:58 pm

Not in one go, no, and I haven't done the track down Tynedale in years. Maybe later in the summer!

The Cow Green-Dufton stretch is the best bit, mind.
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