Apart from the National Cycle Routes that go through Gilsland (such as Route 72) there are numerous local cycle routes you can choose from on generally quiet country roads with stunning views and places to stop, as well as places to eat and drink. You can plan your cycle routes at verious sites - here are a few to help you:
- Cumbria County Council cycle pages
- Northumberland County Council
- Hadrian's Wall Cycle Routes
- Mountain biking at Kielder (slightly further afield)
Carlisle is withinin reach (there and back) for the fitter among you as are several stunning destinations in the pennines and general area.