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

  • A circular route on quiet country lanes crossing some of Mid Wales' most spectacular scenery with off-road mountain biking alternatives.

  • This gentle route follows the contours of an 18th century canal towpath that transported coal and timber in its hey-day and is now a haven for wildlife. 

  • This wonderful coastal route uses the wide sea promenade that stretches from Rhos-on-Sea and Colwyn Bay to Pensarn. Enjoy the sea breeze as you pass through the bustling seafront of Colwyn Bay. Further on you'll pass the curious concrete anchors that have been dumped in great heaps along the coast to prevent erosion from the sea.

  • National Route 4

    A long distance route between London and Fishguard via Reading, Bath, Bristol, Newport, Swansea, Carmarthen, Tenby, Haverfordwest and St. Davids.

  • National Route 42

    National Route 42 of the National Cycle Network will run west from Gloucester through Cinderford to Chepstow and then north through Abergavenny to join National Route 8 at Glasbury with the option of passing through Hay-on-Wye

  • National Route 423

    Route 423 follows the former Regional Route 30 and the Peregrine Path from Cwmbran to Ross via Monmouth.

  • National Route 426

    Linking Skenfrith to Route 46 at Kentchurch.

  • National Route 43

    Route 43 is part of the National Cycle Network that connects to the Celtic Trail and will connect Swansea with Builth Wells once complete.

  • National Route 46

    National Route 46 of the National Cycle Network will connect Bromsgrove to Neath when complete.
    Closures on Route, see below.

  • National Route 465

    Route 465 connects Llanhilleth with Brynmawr via Abertillery.

  • National Route 466

    When complete, Route 466 will connect the Heads of the Valley with Pontypool.

  • National Route 467

    Route 467 takes you off Route 46, into the Sirhowy valley, past Tredegar and onto Blackwood via Argoed.

  • National Route 468

    Route 468 runs from Bargoed north to the Rhymney Valley via New Tredegar.

  • National Route 469

    Route 469 is a short route that takes you from Bargoed to Fochriw.

  • National Route 47

    National Route 47 of the National Cycle Network is a mainly inland route starting at Newport and finishing at Fishguard passing through Neath and Carmarthen.

  • National Route 476

    Route 476 travels between Trelewis and Parc Taff Bargoed

  • National Route 477

    Route 477, known as the Trevithick Trail, travels between Merthyr Tydfil and Abercynon.
     

  • National Route 478

    Route 478 links the Taff Trail to the south and the Brecon Beacons and Heads of Valleys cycle route (Route 46) to the north.

  • National Route 49

    The route runs through Monmouthshire from the lovely market town of Abergavenny, known as the Gateway to Wales, and the city of Newport.

  • National Route 492

    Route 492 takes you from Cwmbran towards Brynmawr via Blaenavon, with splendid views of the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway.

  • National Route 5

    This long distance route connects Reading and Holyhead via Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bromsgrove, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Chester, Colwyn Bay and Bangor. The section between Walsall and Stafford is still under development. Please note: there are currently diversions on this route at Colwyn Bay. 

  • National Route 566

    National Route 566 of the National Cycle Network will run from Llanddeusant, where it will join Route 5, to Newborough via Amlwch, Llangefni and Malltraeth. 

  • National Route 8

    Known as the Lôn Las Cymru, fully open and signed between Cardiff and Holyhead (Anglesey) via Brecon, Builth Wells, Machynlleth, Porthmadog and Bangor.
     

  • National Route 81

    National Route 81 connects Aberystwyth and Wolverhampton via Shrewsbury and Telford.

  • National Route 818

    A short route between Cwmystwyth and Llangurig which links Routes 8 and 81 together.
    Please note: Traffic-free section path is eroded in some areas - please take care.

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