to see a map of the start location.)
Hadrian Cycleway running from Byker to Wallsend(Segedunum), Newcastle Upon Tyne.
7 km one way.
An old railway that has been surfaced with tarmac. The surface ranges from excellent to a bit bumpy due to tree roots or subsidence.
Not too many other users.
There are some places where bridges have been demolished so the track has to drop down to cross the road below but this does produce some useful training hills and the descents are mostly manageable on skis with care.
The route is still worthwhile for the views of the Tyne and the verdant nature of the route.
There are several start points possible where cars can be parked for free.
The Cycleway is part of the National cycle network (Route 72 ) and is quite well signed. The other end of the Cycleway will be familiar to skiers who have visited the Camerton route.