Independent Rides



These routes were originally set up for the National rally in Morpeth, in 2013, and therefore start and finish in Morpeth. But, with a bit of map-juggling, you should be able to make use of them if you start elsewhere.  We might add to this portfolio over time. The hope is that Norton Owners will wish to get to know this region, and here is a great way to do it!

These runs are not detailed route plans. You also need to use a road map.   Some routes are very lonely indeed.  Make sure your machine is fit.  Be aware that any activity proposed or organized by the  Norton Owners Club does not preclude obedience to road traffic, license and insurance  regulations.

There are three possible long runs listed here.  The  “Kielder and Hermitage” run includes a possible even longer loop which really is a long day out.

There is also a list of possible local destinations worth a visit,  providing shorter trips. (If you want to make a printed “route sheet” out of any of the following documents, if you open the document, and shade it.  You can then do a “copy” and “paste” into a blank page in MS “Word”)

For these runs and the list click on:

 Kielder and Hermitage

Over the border and round the back of the Cheviots. 

Big Hill Country: North Pennines.

Places of interest 

Upcoming Events

all-day 2018 Great Classics Show – Bywel... @ Bywell,
2018 Great Classics Show – Bywel... @ Bywell,
Jul 1 all-day
This years event will be held in Bywell Showground ( used to be known as the Corbridge Classics Show) £10.00 adults ( £8 if booked in advance) Admission with a classic car / motorcycle: FREE[...]
all-day NNOC Yetholm 2018 Camping Weekend @ Kirkfield Caravan Site
NNOC Yetholm 2018 Camping Weekend @ Kirkfield Caravan Site
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day
Kirkfield Caravan Site Grafton Road Town Yetholm Kelso TD5 8RU Pre-booking is highly advisable. Anyone interested in going should contact Bob Tym  as soon as possible.  E-mail
all-day 2018 “Kamtrek” – treasure hunt/s...
2018 “Kamtrek” – treasure hunt/s...
Sep 16 all-day
More  info will be sent by e-mail/text nearer the time.  Open event – usually also attended by Classic motorcycle club, NAM and others, as well as NOC. Guests welcome. SHOULD YOU WIN YOU GET TO[...]
7:00 pm Northumbria Norton Owners Club: ... @ Melton Constable
Northumbria Norton Owners Club: ... @ Melton Constable
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Northumbria Norton Owners Club: 2018 Xmas Bash @ Melton Constable | Seaton Sluice | England | United Kingdom
  Our Northumbrian Norton Owners Club 2017 Xmas Meeting / Bash  ( Members only), to be held at the Melton Constable Public House, in Seaton Sluice, Tyne and Wear. Menus   will be issued to members[...]