Electric Bikes

Electric Bikes
Photo: Andy Lamb, Northern Echo

Leave the car behind and head off on an electric bike to explore the breathtaking North Pennines, discovering award-winning attractions and delicious food and drink along the way. 

There’s no need to worry about those hills now! Cycling is one of the best ways to explore the wonderful countryside, and now you can do it under your own steam with the arrival of a new form of transport in this area – electric bikes. 

Explore natural wonders and award-winning attractions hidden amongst the beauty of one of England’s most special places. Seek out rambling rivers and woodlands packed with an array of birds and plants that thrive in this area. Enjoy the sights at your leisure as you choose from several hire points including Killhope, the North of England Lead Mining Museum.

Enjoy a drink as warm as the welcome as you stop to refuel and recharge at Chatterbox Café or the Bowlees Visitor Centre, and pick up a taste of Durham by stocking up with local produce from Bradley Burn Farm Shop. 

Find all the routes and more information on the North Pennines Electric Bikes Network website. 

Three suggested routes:

Grassholme

Bowlees Visitor Centre, Middleton in Teesdale and Grassholme Reservoir

Tip: Don’t miss the incredible High Force before you set off on this 18 mile circular route from Bowlees Visitor Centre.

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Chatterbox Cafe

Stanhope, St John’s Chapel and Rookhope

Tip: Stop to recharge and refuel at the Durham Dales Centre in Stanhope or Chatterbox Café in St John’s Chapel. 

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Hamsterley Forest

Bradley Burn and Hamsterley Forest

Tip: Pick up some local produce from Bradley Burn Farm Shop and explore breathtaking Hamsterley Forest.

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NB Battery should last 20 miles – see more answers to FAQ’s here

North Pennines Electric Bike Network is a North Pennines AONB Partnership project.

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