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Sandstone Way - GPS Hire

Sandstone Way - GPS Hire

Thu 5th March 2015

As of 2018 we no longer hire out GPS Units for the Sandstone Way but have a great selection of GPS Devices available from our GPS Store here
We can install the Sandstone Way Route onto a GPS Device for you before posting it out to you.
Included in with the price of a new GPS Device is our Gold Support & Training Package worth £135.00.

The Sandstone Way is a new 120 miles / 192km (approx) mountain biking route between Berwick Upon Tweed and Hexham along the Sandstone Ridge in North Northumberland, linking numerous sandstone features, crags and outcrops. The route traverses through an amazing ever-changing landscape which is rich in history, geological features and iconic scenery.

Both Hexham and Berwick upon Tweed are served by rail. Between these two towns, the route passes through numerous villages and small communities including Wooler, Rothbury and Bellingham. It has been designed to safely cross rivers, main roads and railways.
The Sandstone Way is designed for mountain bikers and as much of the route as possible is off-road. It will appeal to riders of all abilities and most will take 3 or 4 days to complete it. The 'fit' and the 'fast' could possibly ride the route in 2 days but in all probability most would wish they had taken 3 day.

The Sandstone Way uses suitable existing Public Rights of Way including an interesting mix of double-width dirt tracks, sections of singletrack, unsurfaced lanes and bridleways of all types as well as byways and little known Unclassified Country Roads (UCRs). Inevitably, these lovely route types are linked with sections of quiet roads and surfaced country lanes.

Navigate the Route Easily - Hire one of our GPS Device.

Please also talk to us if you are interested in buying a unit, we offer expert advice and after sales support from our Rothbury office.

- Call us to arrange hire of your GPS device.

- We can post to your home address for you to post back to us when finished.

GPS Device Information

- Compact easy to use GPS device.

- Installed with colour OS 1:50k mapping, including the Sandstone Way Route.

- Supplied with universal bike mount & one set of batteries.

- Supplied with quick start guide on how to use the GPS and navigate the route.

Cost of Hire

- £35.00 for a maximum of 14 days

(5 days before - 4 days cycling (max) - 5 days to return back to us)

The GPS Device / Cycle Mount can be collected from us and then dropped back off at our Rothbury premises or alternatively for an additional £7.50 we can post the GPS device out to you 5 days before you start, for you to post back to us within 5 days of completion.

Please do drop in and see us at the Coquetdale Centre in Rothbury,mthe half way point of the Sandstone Way.

Please call to arrange hire of a GPS or email us for more information

Tel: 01669 621044

For more information about the Sandstone Way please visit the official website:

Posted By: Margaret Highclere | Thu 5th March 2015

Looking forward to cycling the Sandstone Way later this year and the idea of hiring a GPS sounds like a brilliant idea. I will be in touch.

Posted By: Mike Holden | Wed 3rd June 2015

We hired 2 of these units on our very recent trip on the Sandstone Way and con honestly say that we would have been compleley lost on numerous occasions on each of the 3 days we took.After a 12 hour ride on the second day (due to horrendous headwinds all day) we all agreed that it was the best £35 ever spent, not to get lost that day.We have never used or needed a GPS unit on any of our numerous C2C rides but this is a not a heavily funded Sustrans route and a lot of the signposts have been vandalised/Removed.Don't even contemplate undertaking this ride without one.

Posted By: Neil johnson | Tue 31st January 2017

Hi I am doing the sandstone way in June and would like some information on hiring a gps unit from yourselves to help with the rideRegardsNeil

Posted By: Andy - GPS Training | Wed 1st February 2017

Hi Neil, thanks for your enquiry, we have available to hire a compact colour touchscreen GPS with cycle mount, OS 1:50k Maps loaded and the Sandstone Way Route, Cost of Hire £35.00 + £7.50 P&P, we post out the unit to you 5 days before you are setting off and the cost covers you for using the GPS for 4 Days Max and then return back to us within a week of finishing, you can either drop the unit off at our Rothbury office or pay the postage to send back to us, please give us a call nearer the time if you woudl like to hire a unit on 01669 621044, alternatively we do have some great new touchscreen units with free cycle mount available to purchase priced from £219.99 that we can also put the route on for you. Regards Andy

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