New Northumberland cycle path opens between Alnmouth and Alnwick
The Aln Valley Cycle Path is a 2.3km track which runs along the route of the former railway line between Lionheart Station in Alnwick and Greenrigg near Alnmouth, where it joins the local road network.
The idea came from the Aln Valley Railway Trust, which is re-opening the Alnwick to Alnmouth railway line as a tourist attraction and had proposed a cycle and footpath running alongside it.
Northumberland County Council then secured £144,000 in European funding to construct the new path which is now complete and open to all.
Coun. Gordon Castle, member for Alnwick, said: “The A1068 road between Alnwick, Lesbury and Alnmouth has never been a suitable road for cycling or walking and a cycle path has long been needed.
“At last it is open and joins up with the Greenrigg road to Bilton and Lesbury.
“A few hundred metres away from that exit is the cycle path from Hipsburn to Warkworth. We are serious about making cycling and walking safer and more enjoyable and this demonstrates our commitment to local people and visitors.”
Read the full report in the Northumberland Gazette