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

  • This could be the ideal undemanding ride. It is fairly flat, the railway stations at either end are one stop apart, and much of it is not on the road.

  • For those wanting a short ride, this is a great option. Taking you along the old Ruabon to Barmouth railway line from the historic town of Dolgellau to the popular seaside town of Barmouth, you'll be wowed by the stunning views of the Mawddach estuary and Cadair Idris.

  • A tranquil green corridor offering superb views of the Gower Peninsula.

  • This Coast to Coast route starts on the Atlantic Coast at Portreath, once an important harbour for the surrounding mines, and finishes at the picturesque harbour village of Devoran.

  • This ride takes you along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, a beautiful green corridor that’s perfect for a leisurely family day out.

  • Enjoy the dramatic coastal scenery along this 14 mile section of National Route 1 between Cullen and Garmouth. The route is mainly traffic-free between Cullen and Buckie using the old coastal railway line. From Buckie, the route follows roads before crossing the River Spey on the magnificent Speyside Viaduct into Garmouth.

  • This ride follows a section of the railway line between Brockenhurst and Wimborne which was known as Castleman's Corkscrew

  • The route follows the trackbed of the old Newark to Bottesford railway, providing a traffic-free, green corridor between the pretty market town of Newark and the nearby village of Cotham.

  • National Route 88

    Connecting Newport City Centre to the historic town of Caerleon, this superb traffic-free route follows the line of the River Usk, taking in wonderful views, artwork and a wealth of Roman history.

  • This cycle and walking route from the Bann Bridge in Portadown to the Town Hall in Newry is a 20 mile trip on part of route 9 of the National Cycle Network. The route follows the towpath on the western bank of the, now non-navigable, Newry Canal.

  • Dumfries and Galloway is sometimes called Scotland’s forgotten corner. It’s not on the main tourist trail to The Highlands, which means that those in the know can enjoy the beautiful beaches, picturesque towns and villages and networks of quiet roads in relative peace and quiet.

  • This is the eastern half of the coastal promenade that stretches from Rhos-on-Sea in the west to Prestatyn in the east. This section, linking Prestatyn and Rhyl, offers views across Liverpool Bay towards the clusters of offshore wind turbines. This is a lovely, flat seaside route passing long sandy beaches and child-friendly attractions such as the SeaQuarium and Sun Centre in Rhyl.

  • A fantastic 10 mile, traffic free route that takes you through the 700 acre Shipley Country Park. 

  • This three mile route takes you from the centre of Oban, round Oban Bay on a minor road to Ganavan Sands, where you join a cycle path through woods and moorland to Dunbeg village.

  • National Route 78

    This 48-mile section of route, set in spectacular scenery, is part of the much longer Caledonia Way (National Route 78) which runs for 237 miles from Campbeltown to Inverness. Both Oban and Fort William are accessible by train, and Oban is also a busy ferry terminal - making it possible to incorporate this journey into many others.

  • A fantastic traffic free path that takes you on a great tour of the Welsh valleys between Aberkenfig and Nant-y-Moel.

  • This circular route takes-in Osterley Park and the Brentford arm of the Grand Union Canal.

  • This is a perfect family ride that takes you from the historic city of Oxford out to Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill.

  • Parkland Walk connects Highgate to Finsbury Park along the course of the old railway which once connected to Alexandra Palace. It is a local nature reserve which has recently been restored. This is a pedestrian priority path and cyclists must ride carefully and give way.

  • Known locally as the Tweed Valley Railway Path, this route is 5 and a half miles long and links the towns of Innerleithen and Peebles, passing through the village of Cardrona on quiet roads. It also links the mountain biking centres in Glentress and Innerleithen.

  • This beautiful, traffic-free ride takes you from the busy market town of Penistone to the rolling moors of the Peak District at Dunford Bridge. Fully surfaced, and so ideal for children, the path follows the route of the old Great Central Railway, winding through glorious countryside, with stunning views across the valley, and a wealth of wild flowers. This route forms part of the Trans Pennine Trail.

  • A great coastal ride that takes you on a mainly traffic free path from Pensarn to Prestatyn.   

  • Enjoy wild flowers, wooded countryside and fine views on this route which takes you along a flat, former railway line to the beach and harbour at Pentewan.

  • A great ride that straddles the Wales/England border, following the River Wye from the historic town of Monmouth in south east Wales to Goodrich in Herefordshire.

  • This leisurely pedal to Almondbank weir is mainly traffic-free and is punctuated by some impressive views. You begin the ride on the North Inch in Perth alongside the River Tay, Scotland’s longest river, and follow it for nearly 2½ miles before turning alongside the River Almond.