A route through the Kielder forest, a great selection of different types of corners and changes in elevation (some quite technical and blind, so watch out!!)
Nice little ride out from Morpeth to Kielder, stop for a coffee or a nice sandwich at Chollerford and head for Kielder Water. Nice ride out, roads not too busy at weekends.
A really mixed route that doesn't let your concentration waver for a moment. West to east has the best views but prefer to do it from Selkirk to Moffat. Travelling from Carlisle you arrive in Selkirk ready for a bite to eat at Miss Ellie's (on the left just as you enter Selkirk) then suitably filled head through the town till you see the sign for Moffat and take that. The beginning and end of the route is a mixed bag of tight twists and turns through hilly countryside and some gravelly surfaces with the good scenery and a bacon roll stop at St Mary's Loch slap bang in the middle. Of the run not the loch that is! I've done it a few times on training runs and it was either wet or snowing, then again it was winter time. Looking forward to doing this road in the summer.
Most types of corners available for your enjoyment. Good left/right cambered uphill combination near the start and finishes with a great combination of downhill, ever tightening series of bends, Watch out for the wooded section where the final bend is a sharp left 'nip' downhill with a road grate on the apex. Leave time to have a breakfast at Miss Ellies Cafe at the end.
A great combination of straights, corners and changes in elevation. Check out the Devil's Punch Bowl (Hole Of Horcum). Can be busy during peak periods but otherwise very good.