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West of Morpeth off the B6340.

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Middleton is defined as a shrunken medieval village( i.e. 3 houses or fewer). The paucity of population is more than made up for by the warm welcome at the Ox Inn.
Park at the end of the the village near the community hall. Go to the Ox after your ride.
The Devil's Causeway passes the village to the east. The causeway is a Roman road which starts at Hadrian's Wall, and extends 55 miles northwards across to the River Tweed at Berwick.

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Trail TitleLength (Miles)Ascent (Mtrs)Time (Hrs)Tech GradeFitness Grade
Makemerich18.62753 Very Easy Easy

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Legolam. I was looking for something to do in that area last w/e (3/11/12). Decided to do it after finding your report on another website. Other than the very sticky conditions there was no problem f... read whole comment...
skiiter2 gave this trail 2 stars about 7 years ago
This route (in the opposite direction) is featured in Derek Purdy's Northumberland guide. I did it this way round in the height of summer 2011 and have to say that many of the bridleways were so overg... read whole comment...
legolam commented about 7 years ago


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Length: 18.6 Miles
Ascent: 275 m
Time: 3 hrs
Tech Grade: Very Easy
Fitness Grade: Easy
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'Clart' - A Northumbrian term for thick, glutinous mud - depending upon the conditons there is plenty of it on this ride which is linked by tarmac sections on quiet lanes.

Ideal for a short winters day. Giving a good overall experience of the differences in terrain that are indicated by the various dotted lines on an OS map. No where technically hard but in typical 'clarty' conditions may be taxing. Considerably easier and quicker if frozen or during a drought !

Park at the end of the the village near the community hall. West along road and TL just past community hall . A gate gives access to the first 'clarty' downhill through the field to the Hartburn. Through ford and up to minor road leading towards Bolam Lake. Now follow a variety of country lanes and byways to Capheaton. At Capheaton turn west again and take the bridleway towards Frolic. Then S to Kirkheaton. (Opportunity to extend ride around the windfarm exists at this point). From Kirkheaton country lane E to point 174 TL onto another clarty downhill leading eventually to Bradford. A 1km dash down the A696 to a L turn through Saugh House farm then follow the bridleway N for about 2km to Bolam Lake. Follow lane past Angerton Cottage then continue along bridleway down to bridge over the River Wansbeck. Eventually emerging onto road at Marlish. Head west back to Middleton.

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