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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

  • This ride takes you through the Cornish countryside from the pretty town of Bodmin to the Eden Project - one of the country's best tourist attractions.

  • An easy cycle from Bowling to Dumbarton and on to Balloch at the south side of Loch Lomond.

  • The Forth and Clyde Canal links Glasgow to Falkirk providing a wonderful, flat traffic-free walking and cycling route across central Scotland. The highlight of this route is the famous Falkirk Wheel, the world's first and only rotating boat lift which connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal.

  • This great route takes you between two of Bradford’s best open spaces - City Park and Bowling Park, travelling over the iconic Red Bridge on the way. 

  • Connecting the two towns via a high quality traffic-free path through the countryside, the Brampton Valley Way provides the perfect opportunity for a family day out.

  • Those with an aversion to hills will love this flat route which follows the Caledonian Canal from the head of Loch Oich to Fort Augustus. This is a short section of the very much longer Caledonia Way (National Route 78).

  • The immensely popular Bristol and Bath Railway Path provides a tranquil walking and cycling path between the two cities.

  • This short route takes you on a fun ride around central Bristol, taking in some of its most iconic views.

  • This ride links two of south London's nicest parks, Brockwell and Dulwich, via quiet streets.

  • The Brunel Trail is a popular shared-use path linking Neyland, once the western terminus of Brunel's Great Western Railway, with Johnston and Haverfordwest. The trail begins at Neyland Marina and follows the picturesque Cleddau estuary through Westfield Pill Nature Reserve before continuing along the now disused Great Western Railway line to Johnston.

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

  • Follow National Route 5 from Shotton across the River Dee to pick up National Route 568 at Hawarden Bridge and then leave the railway path and pick your way through the Deeside Industrial Park as you head north.
    Please Note: Route closed between Hawarden Bridge and the Blue Bridge/Welsh Road from mid November for up to 8 months for flood bank stabilisation works. A diversion will be signed. Please take care on this diversion and follow all signs.

  • This mainly traffic-free route between Huddersfield and Dewsbury town centres surprisingly rural passing through a pleasant wooded and agricultural landscape.
     

  • 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.

  • 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.

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