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With hundreds of routes to choose from, the National Cycle Network is a great way to discover the UK. 

  • This challenging route showcases Scotland’s natural beauty, taking you past waterfalls, glens, lochs and heather clad mountains.

  • This magnificent 9-mile traffic-free section of Route 7 takes you from the bustling town of Callander, through the forested Pass of Leny and along the western shore of Loch Lubnaig towards Strathyre village.

  • The route follows the River Cam through the city and passes the Museum of Technology in the old Pumping Station, which is well worth a visit. You can continue onto Wicken Fen and Ely if you want to extend the route.

  • One of the most popular recreational routes in the country, the Camel Trail runs from Padstow to Wenford Bridge, via Wadebridge and Bodmin. The trail passes through the wooded countryside of the upper Camel Valley and alongside the picturesque Camel Estuary - a paradise for birdwatchers.

  • This route follows the popular Limehouse Cut, an off-road greenway that links Limehouse to Stratford, making this the ideal route for families or less confident cyclists.

  • The easy traffic-free circular trail runs around Cardiff Bay and across to the seaside town of Penarth via Pont y Werin. It's perfect for families and returning cyclists and provides a fantastic opportunity to explore Cardiff Bay's vibrant waterfronts cafés, bars and restaurants; heritage sites, and fantastic array of activities on offer at the International Sports Village.

  • A great ride for families and novice cyclists, this route takes you on a traffic free path from Bute Park in Cardiff all the way out to the fairytale Castell Coch.

  • This stunning 23-mile cycle route runs along the North Atlantic coast from Castlerock to the Giant's Causeway via Coleraine, and forms part of National Route 93.

  • Linking the former ironworks at Tondu and Bedford Park, this route passes through the Parc Slip Nature Park which is home to a wealth of wildlife including rare wading birds and many species of butterfly, damselfly and dragonfly.

  • Running across Wales at its widest point, the Celtic Trail takes in St David’s, Britain’s smallest city, the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, dramatic castles in Haverfordwest, Pembroke and Kidwelly, the magnificent Llanelli Millennium Coastal Park and the wide sweep of Swansea Bay.

  • The Celtic Trail covers 377 miles (in its entirety) of the most diverse scenery in Wales, taking you from the eastern 'Gateway to Wales' at the Severn Bridge, Chepstow, to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in the West.

  • Swansea to Fishguard with two potential routes. National Route 4 goes via the coast, whilst National Route 47 is an inland route. Together they form two loops between Swansea and Carmarthen or between Carmarthen and Fishguard.

  • Explore some of the South East's rich history along the Centurion Way, which takes you past two archeological sites at Devils Ditch and Brandy Hole Copse.

  • From Chard to Ilminster, the route follows a purpose built railway path which is largely traffic free, direct and suitable for walking and cycling. From here you can continue onto Brigwater on minor roads.

  • This route connects the historic city of Chester to the Wharf at Connah's Quay. The path takes you along an old railway line and is an attractive open ride from the north side of Chester out into the Wirral’s rich arable farmlands.

  • This is a lovely circular route takes you from the heart of Bristol out into the beautiful surrounding countryside of the Chew Valley. 

  • This delightful scenic route is mainly traffic free and links an amazing cluster of attractions in and around Stoke on Trent. There are famous name potteries with factory tours, shops and fascinating museums which offer poignant reminders of this area’s rich ceramic heritage.

  • Signed from Swindon station, a combination of designated cycle paths and a couple of short links on minor roads, take you to the popular Coate Water Park.

  • This route is approx. 10 miles and is a circle from Turnham Green, through Acton Park, Wormwood Scrubs, North Kensington, Holland Park, Ravenscourt Park and back to Turnham Green again, thus linking a number of green spaces. As it is a circular route it can be started at various points, or even reversed.

  • These scenic clay trails first opened in March 2005 and enable visitors to enjoy this unique area of Cornwall created by the clay mining industry.

  • The Cleveland coast is stunning and this short route travels between the seaside resorts of Redcar and Saltburn.

  • The route travels between Llanfoist, just to the south of Abergavenny, and Brynmawr, passing high above the Clydach Gorge.

  • Running from the heart of Glasgow to the beauty of Loch Lomond, this almost entirely traffic-free route follows parts of the disused Partick to Yoker railway from Glasgow to Clydebank, the towpath of the Forth and Clyde Canal through to Bowling and again an old railway into Dumbarton.

  • Running close to the River Clyde for most of its length, the Clyde Walkway is a walking and cycling trail which runs from the centre of Glasgow to the Falls of Clyde near New Lanark.

  • Following discussions between Sustrans and British Waterways, the canal towpath between Clydebank and Edinburgh is now officially part of the National Cycle Network with adopted number National Route 754. The towpaths of the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal form a reasonably direct, almost flat and completely traffic free route between Scotland's two great cities.