A696 : Ponteland - Otterburn

Star Ratings
3 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Straights : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.7
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.7
Road Surface : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.7
Visibility : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.9
Police Presence : green 4 Motorcycle Road3.4
Hazards : green 3 Motorcycle Road2.9

Info
Route Added By : Wighty
Date : June 4, 2005
Length : 34 kms / 21.1 miles
Download GPX - ???
Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
April 12, 2011 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

A great road. But not for the faint hearted. Long sweeping bends. Blind summits and loads of side winds on exposed sections. Great fun at a leisurely pace but would not recommend high speeds due to police presence and corners being on top of you before you realise.


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January 24, 2010 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

A main trunk route so lots of traffic with a big police presence, but entertaining enough.


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  • Monoj
  • Yamaha YZF-R6
  • score: 18
December 20, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Continue through Otterburnon head north for carter bar and the border, you will know when you get there, piper in the car park and tea/burger van, road is patrolled by both uniform and traffic officers so be careful, but still worth a go.


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September 28, 2005 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

yep, speed at your peril and be very observant!


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  • pete
  • Ducati 1098
  • score: 158
July 7, 2005 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

As said this is an excellent road. However it is, or can be, a very fast road with lots of sweeping bends and moorland sections. The police use it for high speed pursuit training and because the roads are mostly open can have cameras on you before you can see them. Enjoy it but take your time.


June 22, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

A very good and popular road. I did this run on Sunday. 1 speed camera between Ponteland & Belsay (60mph)


June 4, 2005 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

From Ponteland to Otterburn there are some good fast straights,open bends and twisty hairpins. also makes a nice gateway route for those travelling to Scotland from the south (i.e. motorway alternative)


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  • Wighty
  • Triumph TT600
  • score: 873