Scotland National Cycle Network closures and diversions

We encourage local authorities and other statutory bodies responsible for land traversed by the National Cycle Network to use their powers to keep National Cycle Network routes open, free from obstruction and well maintained.

Where routes are temporarily closed we ask that they make appropriate arrangements, including appropriate directional signage, and that they provide information to the public both before and during the work.

If we are notified we do our best to help by listing issues on this page and linking to the information they provide.

Please let us know of any significant route diversions or closures not mentioned below by emailing us at

Family cycling on National Route 7

Current closures and diversions

Please note that due to the recent, heavy rainfall there have been reports of flooding across the network. While this remains the case, some disruption is expected.

Kiltwalk 2024: Local National Cycle Network routes likely to be extremely busy and users may face disruption on the following dates:

  • Glasgow – Sunday 28th April
  • Aberdeen – Sunday 2nd June
  • Dundee – Sunday 11th August
  • Edinburgh – Sunday 15th September

More information can be found on the Kiltwalk website.

Route 1: Cullen: Closure due to ramp works. Moray Council. 

Closure: 24 April 2024 - 31 May 2024.

Route 1 will be closed at North Deskford Street to allow construction of a new ramp.  A signed diversion will be in place.

Route 1: Conon Bridge: Damaged path due to flooding. BEAR.

Diversion: 3 May 2024 - 28 June 2024.

BEAR are working to repair path surface on Leanaig Road which was damaged due to flooding. Signage will be in place on the approach. Unfortunately there is no alternative cycle path diversion other than using the adjacent A835, so cyclists should dismount (if possible) or take extra care when crossing this section.

Route 7: Aberfoyle: Temporary closure of the bridge at The Lodge. Forestry and Land Scotland. 

Closure: November 2023 - May 2024.

A diversion is currently in place on National Cycle Network Route 7 at the Lodge, Aberfoyle due to ongoing repair work.  

Route 7: Hawkhead: Diversion due to construction works. Cruden Homes.

Diversion: March 2024 - March 2025.

Route 7 is currently diverted in Hawkhead due to a housing development in the area. Signage is in place.  

Route 7: Dumbarton: Diversion to allow road development work. West Dumbartonshire Council.

Diversion: 29 April - 21 May 2024. 

A signed diversion will be in place for a month on Route 7 in Dumbarton to enable road development works.

Route 7: Paisley: Users may face disruption on route due to Paisley 10k Roadrace and Fun Run 2024. Renfrewshire Council/OneRen.

Notice: 2 May 2024.

Route will be busy between 10am-2:30pm (approx) to accommodate the annual event route which runs along Route 75 behind Castlehead High School/Paisley Fire Station. Posters will be up on the route the week of the race to notify users of disruption. 

Route 73: Arran ferry (Ardrossan to Brodick) - (Route 73 northern section, Kilmarnock - Lochranza): Caledonian MacBrayne.

Notice: Those wishing to take bikes on the Ardrossan to Brodick/Arran ferry should be aware that CalMac may limit access on particularly busy sailings. Group rides should telephone to check for details.

Route 75: East Calder: Long term closure due to housing development.

Closure: Ongoing. 

Long-term path closure due to housing development, with a route realignment between Raw Holdings and East Calder Main Street. A signed diversion is in place.

Route 75: Hillend Reservoir, Caldercruix: Intermittent flooding along path, traffic-free route may be impassable following heavy rainfall.

Notice: Following heavy rainfall, users may experience intermittent flooding affecting the traffic-free stretch of National Cycle Network Route 75 bordering Hillend Reservoir in Caldercruix, North Lanarkshire (location).

Route 78/Caledonia Way: South Laggan - Cullochy Loch: long-term complete closure from 8th December 2022 - December 2024. Forestry and Land Scotland.

Closure: December 2022 - December 2024.

Due to harvesting works, the National Cycle Network route between South Laggan and Cullochy Loch (location) is currently closed with no through access. More information is available via Highland Council (link)

Route 78/Great Glen Way: SSE Coire Glas – Loch Lochy: signposted, long-term diversion in place until June 2029 to facilitate exploratory works at the hydro scheme. SSE.

Diversion: 2022 - June 2029. 

A temporary diversion is in place on Route 78 at Loch Lochy whilst exploratory works are underway for Coire Glas Hydro scheme. The diversion is well signposted and suitable for walking and cycling, though some surfacing and gradients are not NCN standard.

Caledonia Way (Former Route 78): Taynuilt - Oban: Road closure with no through access. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks.

Closure: September 2023 - April 2024

As a result of cabling works, a road closure has been scheduled between Taynuilt and Oban. Please note: there will be no through access which will disrupt the Caledonia Way route.

Up-to-date information about closures and diversions along Route 754 (Forth & Clyde and Union Canal towpaths) is published on Scottish Canals' Works and Updates page (link)