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 Adventure on Wheels are providers of bespoke Car, Car & Trailer, Motorcycle training, and  Motorcycle tours at their best throughout Scotland, Ireland, Spain And Morocco

The Northumberland  Raid 150 Mls Approx

A braw day at Kielder

Programme for the Northumberland Raid (150 miles)

This trip is a full day tour crossing the Border into Northumberland and giving us panoramic hilltop views of the Borders and North Northumberland, passing the vigorously defended Debatable Lands and Border Marches, scenes of  bloody clan warfare.

Starting from Melrosel we head to Selkirk, and on to Hawick, the largest town in the Borders, famous for its woollen and cashmere products. Hawick is also the home of the museums to the memories of the late Steve Hislop and Jimmie Guthrie, two famous motorcyclists. 

We continue our Journey now heading for Kielder. At the time of construction in the early 1980s, Kielder Water was the largest manmade body of water in Europe.  The surrounding forestation was, at the time of planting, the largest manmade commercial forest in Europe.

Back again on the twisty unclassified road, we follow the River North Tyne and on to Otterburn.  On the right we pass the army training camps on the moor and shortly on the left we pass Catcleuch Reservoir, and more commercial forest .  The next point of interest is Carter Bar and the border between England and Scotland.  This is a must-see view to the north - the whole of the Scottish Borders is spread out before you.  Magnificent photo opportunity!

Back on the road again we continue north to Jedburgh, If time permits, a stop could be made at Jedburgh for a browse and refreshments.  Shortly after leaving Jedburgh, we head  for Kelso, then St Boswells, and  back to our accommodation. 

One of our German/Belgian groups at the Northumberland border to Scotland

General Information: The theme of all our tours is for a relaxed and unhurried trip, taking in local scenery and points of interest.  We try to run at a pace to suit all within the group but appreciate that some may wish to go faster than others and will endeavour to accommodate such riders on appropriate sections of the tour.

It should be noted that it is Tom's policy to avoid riding on motorways so please do not expect any! However, there are occasions when we have to be at a particular location at a specific time and therefore the planned route may be altered accordingly.

"The Northumberland Raid"  can be incorporated/merged with any of our other day tours. 

Prices: For individual or joint tours are available on enquiry; accommodation options and costs can also be made available on request, if required.

Dinning out: We are always happy to advise on where to dine and when at all possible we like to dine with the hole group.  

Bike hire: For information on bike/equipment hire and our vehicle support  service please refer to our webpage Bike and equipment hire etc.

bulletLocation: Scottish Borders
bullet Accommodation: If accommodation is required before or after the trip, within the Central Borders, we are happy to arrange this for you. Prices vary dramatically so we will give you a cost closer to the time of the trip. As a rough guide, B&B will cost approximately £40-£60 per person per night. See our Accommodation section
bullet Time of year: April - October
bullet Duration: One day tour
bullet Distance:150 Miles approx
bullet Minimum group size:1 person on a private tour bases, or 6 people (including pillions) for an open group tour (you are mixed in with un-known riders).
bullet Cost: Per head. Prices from 1st Jan 2017
bulletOpen group £35 per person 
bullet10% discount for Pillion Passengers
bulletAdditional B&B likely to cost approximately £40-£60 per person per night
bulletPrivate groups. Price per head, as per table below


Basic package:

  1. Tour guide (over 1 day)
Private group of 1 £150 Per head
Private group of 2 £85 Per head
Private group of 3 £65 Per head
Private group of 4 £50 Per head
Private group of 5 £40 Per head
  Private group of 6 or more


Open group price

£35 Per head

Additional Bed and Breakfast: B&B £poa-£poa  per head per night, exact cost to be advised £
Bike hire. See See Misc & Bike Hire Information  


Two way pick up. See See Misc & Bike Hire Information   £

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The theme of all our tours is for a safe relaxed and unhurried exciting trip, taking in local scenery, points of interest and great twisty roads. We try to run at a pace to suit all within the group but appreciate that some may wish to go faster than others and will endeavour to accommodate such riders on appropriate sections of the tour.


 Tel: +44(0)1896 822452