Cycling is a perfect way to discover the full beauty of the Ford & Etal Estates and the surrounding countryside.  With quiet roads and off-road paths exploring by bicycle is a relaxing and enjoyable experience. We have mapped out eight cycle routes, of varying lengths, which can be downloaded below. Bicycles can be hired from Ford Village, see details below.

If you need to refuel there are tearooms, cafes, a pub and a tap bar to tempt you, plus there are number of attractions to visit on the Estates.

Sustrans Route 68 (Berwick-upon-Tweed to Derby) runs right through Ford & Etal Estates and there is an option to follow an off-road path (hard surface) along the banks of the River Till, a lovely route which offers ample opportunities to view wildlife.

Cycle hire

Adults and children’s bicycles and a tandem can be hired from Ford Village Cycle Hire, for more information click here

Mapped Cycle routes to download

The Big Estate Cycle Tour

This five-mile easy circular route takes you around the Estate and has a one-mile uphill climb.

The Hilly Countryside Cycle Tour

This 21-mile circular route from Ford village follows country lanes via Fenton and Woodside.

The Flat Countryside Tour Cycle Tour

This seven and-a-half mile circular route via Ford and Kimmerston has one steep hill to ascend.

The Flodden Cycle Tour

This ten-mile circular route from Heatherslaw takes you past Flodden Field, it has some steep hills.

Rivers & Countryside Cycle Tour

This ten-mile circular route takes you around country lanes via the Till Valley and Woodend, there are some hills.

Crossing The Border Cycle Tour

This 20-mile circular route goes across the border into Scotland and back. Please note: in 2021/2022 works are taking place on the historic Chain Bridge and you may have to navigate an alternate cross-border route.

The Villages Cycle Tour

This 14-mile circular route takes you through all the villages in the area. Please note: there is a short distance on an A-road.

Gentle Riverside Cycle Ride

Cycle one-mile from Heatherslaw to Etal on Cycle Route 68, then follow the Riverside path at Etal.



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