East Midlands

Sustrans volunteer Ian callaghan is congratulated by Cllr Mike Thompson

Willow Glade is located on Route 64 of the National Cycle Network

Weaving in the woods at the opening of Willow Glade

Children took part in a weaving session using a tool made from willow

children in the new woodland space

Children enjoying the new fenced learning area with steps and seating

Excited local residents have welcomed the opening of a new community space in Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire. Located on Route 64 of the National Cycle Network, Willow Glade has been developed by...
15 February 2018
Bennerley Viaduct
Sustrans has been working to restore and open up a multi-million pound project Bennerley Viaduct as a walking and cycling route for over three years. In August 2017, as part of this work, we applied...
7 February 2018
Sustrans staff group photo in Leicester

Sustrans staff and representatives from Leicester City Council celebrate our 40th anniversary

We've been celebrating our 40th birthday throughout 2017, and this week our team in the midlands held an event in Leicester. We've come a long way from our early Bristol based days, and to celebrate...
8 December 2017
Black and white image of Tom
Tom on a bike at an event in the Midlands
Tom is our brilliant volunteer photographer in the Midlands and one of this year's Sustrans Volunteer Award winners. We caught up with him to hear all about his role and why he volunteers with...
9 November 2017
members of public taking part in Bennerley Viaduct walk

"The interest in the walks demonstrate that there is a huge interest and growing support to bring this viaduct back into use"

man at bennerley viaduct on walk
Over 200 people signed up for a guided tour of the wrought iron Bennerley Viaduct when it was recently opened up as part of the Heritage Open days and Derbyshire’s Autumn Footprints walking Festival...
6 November 2017
Sustrans team members

The initiative promoted the projects and activities that we're involved in throughout Leicestershire.

Young boy holds painting and balloon

Around 25 people came along to the lunch and drop-in event at Braunstone Gate on Sunday 8 October.

Residents in Leicester have been getting involved in a family drop-in event organised by our team in Leicester. Around 25 people came along to the lunch and drop-in event at Braunstone Gate on Sunday...
19 October 2017
people pose by viaduct

We're working with local groups, organisations and businesses to bring the historic viaduct back into use

Our project to restore and reopen Bennerley Viaduct has received a further boost thanks to the help of a local firm. Ward Recycling provided a skip free of charge to enable volunteers to begin...
9 October 2017
Volunteers installing bat boxes

Sustrans volunteers and staff in Skellingthorpe have been busy installing bat boxes on Route 64 of the National Cycle Network

Our volunteers in Lincolnshire have been going batty about nature. In Skellingthorpe they’ve been installing over twenty home-made bat boxes along a Greener Greenways stretch of the National Cycle...
24 July 2017

Ros Kerslake OBE visited the Bennerley Viaduct and met representatives from several local groups and organisations who are actively supporting the project

Our exciting plans to restore and re-open Bennerley Viaduct as a walking and cycling trail were seen by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Chief Executive, Ros Kerslake OBE who was shown around the 140 year...
26 June 2017