National Cycle Network routes in the East of Scotland

Plan your journey through the beautiful east coast scenery along the National Cycle Network in Fife, Perth and Kinross, Dundee, Angus and south Aberdeenshire.

National Route 1

Part of the long-distance Coasts and Castles route spanning the United Kingdom and the North Sea Cycle Route, National Cycle Network Route 1 connects the Forth Road Bridge at North Queensferry to Dundee, St Andrews, Arbroath and Aberdeen.

It runs along a mixture of traffic-free paths and quiet roads.

Route 1 is used as both a vital commuting link and a great chance for the whole family to enjoy the diverse coastal landscapes of Fife, Dundee and Angus.

Visit the spectacular V&A Dundee or Broughty Castle, and seek out the beach-side tribute to East Haven's fishing heritage on the mostly traffic-free path linking Dundee and Arbroath.

Or explore the quiet tracks among the pine trees of Tentsmuir Forest between Lecuhars and Tayport.  

Please note: there are short gaps in National Cycle Network Route 1 at Craigrothie, between St Cyrus and Johnshaven/Inverbervie and north of Stonehaven.

National Route 76

National Cycle Network Route 76 connects Dalgety Bay along the Firth of Forth to the coastal town of Kirkcaldy in Fife, and forms the northeastern section of the Round the Forth route.

Following a variety of traffic-free paths and quiet roads, the route is a pleasant connection to the award-winning beach at Aberdour.

Packed with coastal and woodland scenery, National Cycle Network Route 76 includes a steep climb between Burntisland and Kirkcaldy before joining National Cycle Network Route 766 at Kirkcaldy's beach esplanade.

National Route 77

Also known as the Salmon Run, National Cycle Network Route 77 is a 54 mile route between the Tay Road Bridge in Dundee, the historic city of Perth and Pitlochry.

This mainly on-road route traces the path of the River Tay and is full of great picnic spots throughout the beautiful countryside of Perth and Kinross.

Attractions along the route include the Cairn o’ Mhor Winery, Scone Palace, two whisky distilleries, Dunkeld Cathedral and Big Tree Country.

The traffic-free section of National Cycle Network Route 77 between Almondbank and Perth city centre is also a vital connection for commuters.    

The route joins National Cycle Network Route 7 and the long-distance Lochs and Glens Way at Pitlochry, and connects to National Cycle Network Route 1 and Coasts and Castle North in Dundee. 

National Route 766

National Cycle Network Route 766 links Route 76 at Kirkcaldy to Route 1 to the north-east of Glenrothes via Thornton and Markinch. 

It uses a mixture of traffic-free paths and quiet on-road sections, following the sweep of the old railway viaduct at Alburne Park.

You'll experience breathtaking views across over the valley of the River Leven and round to Markinch Station. 

National Route 775

Connecting Perth with Bridge of Earn, Glenfarg and Kinross using quiet rural roads, National Cycle Network Route 775 has excellent views across the landscapes of Perth and Kinross. 

The route joins National Cycle Network Route 1 and Coasts and Castle North at the scenic traffic-free path along the shore of Loch Leven.

There are onwards rail connections and a short journey to join National Cycle Network Route 77 in Perth.

National Route 777

National Cycle Network Route 777 is an on-road route between the towns of Newburgh and Newport-on-Tay in northern Fife. 

The route runs along quiet minor roads and links to National Cycle Network Route 1 and the Coasts and Castle North long-distance route at the Tay Road Bridge.


Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk.

To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

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