9 of the best picnic spots on the National Cycle Network

Our favourite places to take a break while walking, wheeling or cycling on the National Cycle Network.

Find the perfect place to stop

Please support our work

Your donation enables us to continue caring for the National Cycle Network and working hard to improve walking and cycling for everyone.

The Walking and Cycling Index

The Walking and Cycling Index is the biggest ever survey of walking, wheeling and cycling in 18 urban areas across the UK and Ireland.

Download the report
Hedkayse helmet: Original National Cycle Network Helmet. The design is inspired by sights encountered on the National Cycle Network ‒ urban and rural: road markings, planted gardens, rock formations, rolling fields, sand dunes and more. Random ‘bird’s-eye views’ and abstract grids are spliced together to form a vibrant, graphic representation of the Network.

Enter our Hedkayse and Sustrans giveaway

Win your own multi-impact foldable helmet worth £150 - or one of our other great prizes in our Cycle To Work Day giveaway.  

Closes midnight on 18 August. 

Find out how to win

In the last year, we've achieved some amazing things

203 miles

of walking and cycling routes delivered in partnership

3.4 million

journeys to school by foot or by wheel recorded in the 2021 Big Pedal

Explore the National Cycle Network

As custodians of the National Cycle Network, we couldn't be happier to see the signed routes and paths across the UK used by millions of people every year. But we don't want to stop there. We want to keep making the Network better, getting more people using it and creating paths for everyone.

Discover the National Cycle Network
Man fixing a bicycle in a bike workshop, with tools hanging on the wall behind him.

Find bike shops near you

We have a brand new map showing all of the independent bike shops open in your area.

It also shows any offers on bike services and equipment available to keyworkers during the pandemic.