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Footbridge below the Lambley viaduct

Lambley viaduct - a dead-end for walkers and cyclists

To the right is a footpath to the bridge below the Lambley viaduct

On the former railway to the Lambley viaduct

Start of dead-end cycleway on the former railway to the Lambley viaduct

The former railway south from Haltwhistle dead-ends at the Lambley viaduct, so cyclists on NCN route 68 should turn right on the road here and rejoin the former railway beyond the viaduct.

These signs are about 20 years old and show the route of NCN route 68 as undecided.

Car park (with van livers) on NCN route 68 on the former railway south from Haltwhistle

Gate on NCN route 68 on the former railway south from Haltwhistle

Car park access at Featherstone Park on NCN route 68 - avoiding the gate ahead.

Gate on NCN route 68 - which can be avoided by going through the car park to the left.

NCN route 68 at the former Featherstone Park station

Gate on NCN route 68 at the former Featherstone Park station

Unasphalted section of NCN route 68 on the former railway south from Haltwhistle

Slight dogsled to the asphalted section of NCN route 68 on the former railway to Haltwhistle

Start of unasphalted section of NCN route 68 on the former railway south from Haltwhistle

'Busy Road Ahead' on NCN route 68 on the former railway south from Haltwhistle - actually it's a very quiet road!

On the asphalt section of NCN route 68 on the former railway south from Haltwhistle

Cycle shed at a plastics factory by the link from NCN route 68 on the former railway south from Haltwhistle

Start of asphalt section of NCN route 68 on the former railway south from Haltwhistle

From here to the Alstom Arches viaduct the former railway to Haltwhistle is cut by the A69 bypass - it's not hard for cyclists to cross, although the Sustrans route 68 takes a roundabout route to avoid the crossing.

Typical - there are two bridges across the river to Haltwhistle and both are open for cyclists and pedestrians. But highways signage is always aimed at drivers.

Path to the river from the Alston Arches viaduct, Haltwhistle

Sharp bend in the path south from the Alston Arches viaduct to the A69 Haltwhistle bypass

Gap in the former railway south from Haltwhistle at the A69 bypass

Path from the south end of the Alston Arches viaduct, Haltwhistle

To the left a link to central Haltwhistle, to the right a new grassy link to the A69 Haltwhistle bypass

To the right of the gates, the riverside path, to the left a new grassy link to the A69 Haltwhistle bypass

The Alston Arches viaduct on the former railway south from Haltwhistle

Information panel at the Alston Arches viaduct, Haltwhistle

The Alston Arches route to the former railway south from Haltwhistle

To the left is the Alston Arches route on the former railway south from Haltwhistle - the road to the right continues as a riverside path.

Modal filter on NCN route 68 - one of three traffic-free bridges at Haltwhistle !

Cycle parking on the historic Haltwhistle station

Narrow bridge under the railway on NCN route 72

NCN route 72 on an asphalt farm lane west of Hexham

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Sign for the Sandstone Way mountain bike route west of Hexham

NCN route 72 passing beneath the A69 Hexham bypass, and sign for the Sandstone Way mountain bike route

NCN route 72 passing under the A69 Hexham bypass

Space For Cyclists sign west of Hexham

Sign for NCN route 72 at upgraded railway crossing west of Hexham

Gated railway crossing on cycle route into Hexham [now totally rebuilt]

Cycle and car parking, Hexham

Sign for the National Byway, Hexham

Crossing and pedestrian cut-through to supermarkets, Hexham - dropped kerbs and improvements needed.

Not enough cycle stands at the Queen's Hall, Hexham

Numbered bikes belonging to a tour group, on the Market Place, Hexham

Modal filter, Hexham

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  • Icon 170387 Rat run for traffic from Northern Distributor.
  • Icon 170386 Rat run for traffic from the Northern Distributor road. School children need to cross and it is very busy. Very dangerous, lolly pop lady is not there at all the times that children need to cross.
  • Icon 170385 Cycle path needed as this is a very popular cycle route but it is very dangerous as it is a very busy road. As well as dangerous for the cyclist, cyclists cause traffic congestion so a cycle path would help traffic flow as well as be safer for the cyclist.
  • Icon 170384 A very busy cycle route for commuters, school children and leisure cyclists but it is very dangerous as it is very busy.
  • Icon 170383 Some kind of path nearer the river - no one can walk near it as it is private land - such a shame.
  • Icon 170382 Some kind of walk nearer the River Wensum would be lovely. We have this lovely river but the land is all privately owned and fenced off - no one can walk near the river - such a shame.
  • Icon 170381 Path needed to link Taverham and Costessey. It is walked by lots of people but there is no path so you have to walk in the road. A cycle path would be great too as it is cycled by commuters, school children and leisure cyclists but it is very dangerous as the road is so busy.
  • Icon 170380 Taverham Lane/Costessey Road - there is no path. A path is needed as Taverham and Costessey route is walked by lots of people but you have to go on the road. This route is also used by many cyclists - commuters, school children and leisure cyclists. It is very busy and very dangerous. A cycle path as well as a path would be great.
  • Icon 170379 Taverham Lane/Costessey Road - there is no path. A path is needed as Taverham and Costessey route is walked by lots of people but you have to go on the road. This route is also used by many cyclists - commuters, school children and leisure cyclists. It is very busy and very dangerous. A cycle path as well as a path would be great.
  • Icon 170295 Traffic rat run, polluting/non polluting vehicles racing up Mardley hill speeding passed residential homes located close to the main road B197 passing traffic speeding safety traffic cameras are ignored consider installing Truvelo safety cameras, residents have to endure speeding motor cycles revving their engines , heavy vehicles causing vibrations within homes in close proximity of residential homes. driving through B197 at speed. concerns, car fumes and noise getting worse, drivers ignoring walkers, children, cyclists there are schools located close to the road at times drivers ignore horses improvement plant/more hedges reduce roads sizes to create more cycleway paths for all to use quieter buses width reducing car measures reducing numbers of cars passing through residential areas introduce time restrictions for cargo trucks using roads reduce speed limits to 20 mph in residential areas, introduce road humps. ask residents if they are willing to pay a small sum toward introducing road measures also to fund this scheme. consider using the monies from traffic camera penalties or breaches for polluting cars and no access vehicles to improve road safety, and making roads quieter. also consider using recylced road tyres for tarmacing roads
  • Icon 170256 Sheffield stands needed outside the Forest Tavern for customers. Currently bikes are imperfectly locked to the railings there.
  • Icon 170255 Sheffield stands clearly needed outside Webster's and other shops here to encourage cycling.

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