Everyday adventures on the National Cycle Network

Follow the little red sign

There are 5,273 miles of traffic-free paths on the National Cycle Network. 

We've picked out the best trails for beginners, the top stops for foodies, easy rides to the UK's favourite tourist destinations and much, much more. All found on the National Cycle Network. Have a browse, get inspired, get outdoors and remember to share #MyEverydayAdventure to help encourage others to do the same this summer. 

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Are you looking for National Cycle Routes in Wales? Or a bike ride along the North East of England coastline? Perhaps the best short traffic-free walks near Glasgow? 

We have all of the Network's traffic-free routes organised and categorised to help you find an everyday adventure on the National Cycle Network near you. 

> Find an everyday adventure on the Network near you

walking next to water

Each year millions of people get outdoors and enjoy the National Cycle Network. But it might be surprising to hear that the majority of people on the routes will enjoy them by foot.

Traffic-free paths provide a safe and memorable way to explore our cities, towns and countryside and there really is no easier everyday adventure than a leisurely amble on your local route.

> Browse our favourite city walks on the Network

Sustrans photography competition

Do you love taking photos? Do you love getting outside for an everyday adventure on the National Cycle Network? 

Why not show and tell us about all the great things you get up to on the Network by entering our Everyday Adventures photo competition? Whether exploring nature, taking trips with family and friends or discovering new places is your thing we want to see your snaps. You could win some great prizes and shout about your everyday adventure on the Network.

> Find out more about the photo competition

heron next to a canal

It's hot and sunny, plants are growing and bursting with life and insects and animals are making the most of it, summer is a great time to enjoy the very best of nature. We've put together our favourite traffic-free routes for wildlife and have even included a wildlife spotting sheet to keep young (and old) minds occupied. 

Get out on the National Cycle Network and see what you can find.

> Where to spot summer wildlife on the Network

We have an online map you can use to find your nearest route. Search by your town and postcode and remember to look out for the green lines highlighting the traffic-free paths.

walking on crab and winkle way