Routes for nature lovers

Group of people riding through National Park

Rides to National Parks

We've picked our top rides that take in some of the UK's fantastic National Parks. These beautiful areas of countryside have something for everyone - from mountains, meadows, moorlands to woods and wetlands.

a stag and a cyclist on a path

Autumn is a wonderful time of year to explore nature. Just wrap up warm, get out onto the National Cycle Network, and use our handy spotter guide to help you find wildlife you can’t see at any other time of year.

birds at sunset

There are over 200 RSPB reserves throughout the UK and the National Cycle Network takes you to many of them.  Take a look at some of our favourite rides. 

a group of cyclists

Go exploring in some of the UK's best forests and woodlands, which are all within easy reach of Sustrans' National Cycle Network.

cyclists by a river

The National Cycle Network takes you through some of the best parks in the UK.  Enjoying these greenspaces has never been easier, so pack a picnic and go exploring!

parent and child by a river

Sustrans' National Cycle Network takes you to many of the 224 National Nature Reserves across England. From windswept coastlines to colourful heathland, these landscapes are sure to inspire. 

walkers in a park

We have begun a large scale project to survey, protect and enhance biodiversity along some of the traffic-free sections of the National Cycle Network.  Find out where the routes are and go on your very own wildlife walk or bike ride. 

Discover the National Cycle Network

Whether you walk, cycle, run or ride a horse, there's plenty of opportunity for adventure and getting involved!

children cycling

Cycling is a great way to have fun as a family and these rides have lots of things to see and do along the way. 

Find out about the fantastic artwork we have on the National Cycle Network and where you can spot it.

volunteers on the NCN

Check out our volunteer vacancies in your area.

kids out on a bike ride

Your donations will help maintain the National Cycle Network and provide safer routes for everyone to enjoy.