Bede's Cycle Way

Bede’s Cycle Way has been devised to link the Twin Anglo- Saxon monastery of St Peter’s in Wearmouth and St Paul’s in Jarrow, now a candidate World Heritage Site. Bede’s Cycle Way follows the route that would have been taken by seventh century pilgrims.


The route goes through the Great North Forest, covers 13 miles of North East landscape, wide seascapes, rolling hills and meandering streams. The route combines on and off road cycling.


Map and Information

The free leaflet you can download below can be used to start your ride at either St. Peter’s or St. Paul’s churches and features an easy to use map of Bede’s Cycle Way. Along the ride follow the Bede’s Way, Cycle Way and NCN 14 signs.

The leaflet will open in a new window. By all means save it to your computer or device for later use.

Please click here to download the full colour PDF format document ‘Bede’s Cycle Way Map’.