The National Cycle Network

Join the millions of people who use and enjoy the National Cycle Network every day.

Find a route near you

A UK-wide network of more than 16,000 miles of signed paths and routes for walking, cycling, wheeling and exploring outdoors.

4.4 million

people make the most of the Network each year

5,273 miles

of the Network is on traffic-free paths

National Cycle Network map

National Cycle Network routes

Search all our routes by region and type and find wonderful places to walk, cycle and enjoy the outdoors.  

Find a route on the National Cycle Network
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Route inspiration and ideas

Find great ideas for rides and walks, fun days out, personal challenges and places to visit on the National Cycle Network. Whether you've got a few hours or a few days there's so much to see and do on the Network all around the UK.

National Cycle Network route collections
Mum riding bike with daughter on traffic-free path

Family-friendly bike rides

Traffic-free paths are a perfect day out for families. These rides on the National Cycle Network are a great way to have have fun together in the fresh air.

Traffic-free family rides

About the National Cycle Network

At over 16,000 miles the National Cycle Network spans the UK. It's used for every kind of journey, from the school run and work commute to weekend walks and long-distance bike rides. 

Learn more about using the Network, who looks after it, how it began and the difference it makes to people's lives today.  

About the National Cycle Network
children on bikes traffic-free National Cycle Network path surrounded by trees

Everyday Adventures

Find your everyday adventure on the National Cycle Network this summer. We've picked out the best traffic-free trails for beginners, the top stops for foodies, easy rides to top tourist destinations and much more.

Find your everyday adventure

Five perfect post-work summer bike rides

Our favourite post-work summer rides

Buy maps and guides

Visit the Sustrans shop for National Cycle Network maps, guides, accessories and gifts.

We're the experts on the National Cycle Network and have mapped every mile for you. It's time to get out and explore.

Visit the Sustrans shop

Improving the National Cycle Network

Our Paths for Everyone review sets out our future vision and plans to make the National Cycle Network safer and more accessible for everyone.

Find out more about Paths for Everyone