Get to Keswick without using the a19 on the way. Stunning scenery
From Ponteland to Otterburn there are some good fast straights,open bends and twisty hairpins. also makes a nice gateway route for those travelling to Scotland from the south (i.e. motorway alternative)
If you fancy a great ride through wonderful scenery then this is the one for you. At the end of your ride is one of the most haunted castles in the north east.
Catcleigh reservoir via rothbury