Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Allanton and Kelloe Cycle

This cycle is 18.4 miles and will take about 1hr 30 minutes. it will take you from Paxton to the village of Allanton, across the Kelloe Bridge and back via the village of Whitsome.

1. Starting from the Cross inn head out of the village passing the church on your right and the village hall your left. Continue uphill and follow the road as it bears to the left at the top.


The Cross Inn

Paxton Church

2. Continue along this road for about 2 miles passing Clarabad Farm and the turning to Foulden on your right before reaching the village of Hutton. Take the first right at Hutton following the road through the village. 

Hutton

3. Continue along this road, passing a cemetery on the left until you reach Hutton Mains and some cottages on your right. Continue past the mains, down the hill and past the egg farm on the right (do not take the right turn at the bottom of the hill). Go up a steep hill and just over the brow take a right turn towards Broomdykes. 



4. Along this road you will pass some brightly coloured cottages on your left. Cycle through the mains and past some houses on the right carrying on along this road until the junction. Turn right and proceed down the hill and through the village of Allanton. At the bottom of the hill turn left just before the bridge and proceed over the Blackadder Water and up the hill.


Allanton 


5. Follow the road for about two miles before reaching a junction with the A6105. Turn left and then take the next left turn towards Kelloe. Continue along this road, passing over Kelloe Bridge before arriving at the junction with the B6460.

Kelloe Bridge

6. Turn left and then take the next right towards Ravelaw B&B. Carry on past the guest house and after passing some houses on the right and up a small hill you will arrive at a T junction with the B6437. Follow the road up the hill and through the village of Whitsome before turning right at "Smiths Skip Hire".



Whitsome


7. Follow the road up a small hill and take the first turning on the left. You will see a Hilton sign on the right as you turn. This is a long road and will take you up a hill and past Hilton Mains on your right and some cottages on the left. Continue along this road for another mile before the road bends to the left (Winfield Farm on the right). This road continues for quite a while until after passing through a tunnel of trees you will arrive at the junction with the main road. 



8. Turn left at the junction and join the B6461 to return to Paxton. Turn left opposite Paxton House and then turn right into Paxton. At the end of the road turn right to arrive back at the Cross Inn.


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