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

  • This great ride along the Fylde Coast takes you from Blackpool to Fleetwood using traffic free promenades.
    Please Note: Closures on route, see below

  • Magnificent coastal views, breathtaking countryside: this cycle route has it all!

  • 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.

  • A great route from Carlisle to Workington, taking you along the stunning Cumbrian coastline.

  • This urban route takes you from Chorlton-cum-Hardy to Debdale. Along the way it passes close by to three parks, which make great stopping off points. In particular, 130-acre Debdale Park, near the end of the ride.

  • NCN 72

    A ride through some of England’s most dramatic and wild countryside, taking in magnificent coastal views, breathtaking countryside and Roman forts.

  • Taking you from Kendal, the 'Gateway to the Lake District', this route travels to the Edwardian seaside resort of Grange-over-Sands, with views across to the Arndale and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • A fantastic family-friendly ride that takes you from the picturesque town of Keswick through come of the Lake District's loveliest scenery. Please note: One of the bridges on this route has been washed away in Storm Desmond.

  • The Loop Line is a popular traffic free, wildlife route running from Halewood to Aintree and on to Southport on the Cheshire lines path. This fabulous walking and cycling route follows the old railway line. This route forms part of the Trans Pennine Trail.

  • Starting in Ulverston and finishing in Barrow in Furness, this ride is a great way to discover this beauty of Cumbria's landscape. This section of the longer Walney to Wear route takes you through the rich pastureland of Low Furness.

  • The Monsal Trail is a stunning traffic free cycle route right in the heart of the Peak District National Park, starting just north of Bakewell. 

  • The route takes in some of the most spectacular landscapes and unspoilt countryside that England has to offer, including the Eden valley, the North Pennines and the Northumberland National Park.

  • The Reivers Route is a 173-mile coast-to-coast cycle route from Tynemouth to Whitehaven through unspoilt Northumberland and the Kielder Forest. The route takes in Carlisle and the Lake District and provides a great alternative or return route for the Sea to Sea (C2C) Route.

  • A great cycle ride which travels between Lake Windermere and Kendal - a must for anyone visiting the North West. You can also extend the route all the way to the seaside resort of Grange-over-Sands.

  • This route takes you from Lancaster to Kendal through attractive canal-side villages with panoramic views across Morecambe Bay.

  • National Route 10

    National Route 10 of the National Cycle Network connects Cockermouth and North Shields via the Kielder Forest and Carlisle.

  • National Route 451

    Route 451 connects Nantwich with Sandbach via Crewe.

  • National Route 547

    A short route in the Peak District, mostly on road, linking the High Peak Trail - National Rout 54, to the Tissington Trail - National Route 68, via Carsington Water. 

  • National Route 548

    A short east-west route in the Peak District, linking the High Peak Trail - National Route 54 to Route 549 at Hartington.

  • National Route 55

    National Route 55 of the National Cycle Network when complete will connect Ironbridge to Preston via Stafford, Macclesfield, Stockport and Wigan or Bolton. Between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent the route follows National Route 5.
    Please note: Diversions on route, see below.

  • National Route 558

    Route 558 connects communities south of Manchester together.

  • National Route 56

    National Route 56 of the National Cycle Network is open and signed from Chester to Wallasey and via the Mersey ferry to Liverpool and National Route 62 - the Trans Pennine Trail.

  • National Route 562

    National Route 562 of the National Cycle Network connects Southport with Aston to the south of Runcorn via Burscough, Wigan, St Helens and Widnes. 

  • National Route 563

    National Route 563 of the National Cycle Network connects the Connah's Quay/Chester Railway Path near Garden City to Ellesmere Port.

  • National Route 573

    Route 573 runs from Congleton to Davenham passing through Goostrey.