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Route sign at the junction of NCN routes 68 and 72 in Haltwhistle

Narrow bridge under the railway on NCN route 72

NCN route 72 on an asphalt farm lane west of Hexham

Sign for the Sandstone Way mountain bike route west of Hexham

NCN route 72 passing beneath the A69 Hexham bypass, and sign for the Sandstone Way mountain bike route

NCN route 72 passing under the A69 Hexham bypass

Sign for NCN route 72 at upgraded railway crossing west of Hexham

Sign for NCN route 72 at Hexham bridge

NCN route 72 towards Hexham - quite a wide fast road, but without too much traffic

Signs for NCN route 72 and the National Byway near Chesters

Signs for NCN route 72, Warden

NCN route 72 towards Hexham - this sign has gained some stickers since 2012.

Footpath links from the NCN route 72 underpass, Hexham bridge

Not shown on OpenCycleMap, but NCN route 72 turns 180 degrees to the left to use an underpass at Hexham bridge.

Not shown on OpenCycleMap, but NCN route 72 is signed through this underpass at Hexham bridge.

Not shown on OpenCycleMap, but NCN route 72 is signed through this underpass at Hexham bridge.

The turning down Tyne Green Lane on the National Byway to join NCN route 72 is unsigned.

NCN route 72 avoids the centre of Hexham - to go there, follow the National Byway

NCN route 72 crosses the level crossing towards Hexham - or you can take the riverside route to the left, signed as a mountain bike route.

Cyclists Dismount sign - the rails are at an awkward angle, so some kind of warning is needed.

On the long fast descent into the Tyne Valley

Bridleway towards the Roman Military Road

Sustrans milepost on NCN route 72 between Vindolanda and Hexham

Route sign on NCN route 72 from Vindolanda to Hexham

The right-turn sign for NCN route 72 towards Vindolanda is missing.

No Motor Vehicles on NCN route 72 east from Vindolanda

Wheelbenders at Vindolanda

NCN route 72 towards Vindolanda

NCN route 68 continues ahead, or there's a left turn to Vindolanda on NCN route 72

The B6319 turns left here, but is the minor road at the junction; NCN route 72 continues ahead.

Signs for the Sandstone Way and NCN route 72 west of Hexham

Sign for the Sandstone Way and NCN route 72 looping north off the B6319

Route signs on NCN route 72 west of Hexham

Upgraded level crossing on NCN route 72 entering Hexham

NCN route 72 and a view of a disused railway viaduct which would make a very useful cycle route.

NCN route 72 passing below the West Coast Main Line

NCN route 72 passing below the West Coast Main Line

NCN route 72 heading west from Carlisle

NCN route 72 heading west from Carlisle

Awkwardly placed signs where NCN route 72 turns right

Route signs on NCN route 72, Carlisle

NCN route 72 leaving Bitts Park, Carlisle

Faded markings on NCN route 72 in Bitts Park, Carlisle

NCN route 72 to the right in Bitts Park, Carlisle

NCN route 72 beneath the Eden Bridge, Carlisle

NCN route 72 on the south bank of the River Eden, Carlisle

NCN route - rather narrow, and sometimes unlit

Closure to through-traffic

Ferry to North Shields, which takes bikes

Ferry at North Shields takes 10 cycles

Cycle stands on Workington station

Sign for a branch of NCN route 71 through a car park to Workington station and the sea

Route signs for NCN routes 10, 71 and 72 in Workington

NCN routes 10 and 72 on Central Way beneath Workington's shopping centre

NCN routes 10 and 72 leaving Workington on a former railway

Crossing on NCN routes 10 and 72 entering Workington on a former railway

NCN routes 10 and 72 on former railway into Workington

Start of former railway section of NCN routes 10 and 72 into Workington

NCN routes 10 and 72 leaving Workington on shared-use footway

NCN routes 10 and 72 passing Workington Fire Station

NCN routes 10 and 72 passing Workington Fire Station

No sign, but NCN routes 10 and 72 swing right here on the edge of Workington

Junction on NCN routes 10 and 72 in Harrington

NCN routes 10 and 72

Barriers with bypass on link to NCN routes 10 and 72

Bridge over NCN routes 10 and 72

Barriers and bypass on NCN 10 and 72

NCN 10 and 72 swing right towards Whitehaven

NCN routes 10 and 72 passing beneath the new A595 and swinging right towards Whitehaven

NCN routes 10 and 72 passing beneath the new A595

Bollard on the new stretch of NCN routes 10 and 72 alongside the new A595

New stretch of NCN routes 10 and 72 alongside the new A595

Junction on the new stretch of NCN routes 10 and 72 alongside the new A595

New stretch of NCN routes 10 and 72 alongside the new A595

New stretch of NCN routes 10 and 72 alongside the new A595

NCN routes 10 and 72 beneath the new A595

Sustrans milepost by NCN routes 10 and 72

Bridge on NCN routes 10 and 72

Bridge on NCN routes 10 and 72

Bridge on NCN routes 10 and 72

Barriers and bypass on NCN routes 10 and 72 between Parton and Workington

Start of former railway section of NCN 10 and 72 between Parton and Workington

Barriers on this new section of NCN 10 and 72 - the on-road option is still available.

Barriers on this new section of NCN 10 and 72 - the on-road option is still available.

Barriers on this new section of NCN 10 and 72 - the on-road option is still available.

The sign angles look strange but are correct.

It's not clear, but cyclists can use the footway for a couple of hundred metres along this former main road.

Route sign for NCN routes 10 and 72

Turn left here on NCN routes 10 and 72

Route signs for NCN routes 10 and 72, and the first England Coast Path signs I've seen

End of the stretch of NCN route 72 along the railway from Whitehaven to Parton

NCN route 72 from Whitehaven to Parton

Barriers and bypass on NCN route 72 north from Whitehaven

NCN route 72 north from Whitehaven

Route sign and modal filter on NCN routes 10 and 72 by Whitehaven harbour

Pedestrianised shopping street in Whitehaven

Sign for NCN 71 by Whitehaven harbour (a scenic variant, perhaps)

Modal filter by Whitehaven harbour

Link from Keekle to NCN route 72

Link from NCN route 72 to Keekle

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