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Walking and cycling inspiration

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Winter inspiration

Need some motivation these cold winter months? We have a selection of walks and rides to inspire you to spend time outdoors and stay active.

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Search all our routes by region or type and discover wonderful places to walk and cycle.

cyclist in public art trail

Why not combine your walking or cycling trip with seeing unique and diverse artworks?

cycling a long distance route in the countryside

From dramatic and wild countryside to magnificent coastal views, we have the best long distance rides for you.

Dunnottar Castle, two miles south of Stonehaven part of Eurovelo 12

There are currently four European cycle network routes across the UK, EuroVelo Routes 1, 2, 5 and 12.

family on bikes by lake

Fun rides and walks for all the family with have lots to see and do along the way.

People at a cheese stand at Melton Mowbray food festival

Are you a food lover? You won't want to pass by these foodie hotspots! 

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Whatever you’re interested in the National Cycle Network can take you there.

viaduct regional cycling route

Discover hidden gems, cherry-picked by our National Cycle Network gurus – our fabulous volunteers.

man cycling by the seaside

These beautiful areas of countryside have something for everyone - from mountains, meadows, moorlands to woods and wetlands.

family walking on urban bridge

If you want to explore some of the UK's best cities then these rides are just for you.

Discover the National Cycle Network

Whether you walk, cycle, run or ride a horse, there's plenty of opportunity for adventure and getting involved!

children cycling

Cycling is a great way to have fun as a family and these routes have lots of things to see and do along the way.

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Love the National Cycle Network? Sponsor your favourite mile and help us keep it in top condition.

Check out our volunteer vacancies in your area.

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Your donations will help maintain the National Cycle Network and provide safer routes for everyone to enjoy.