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

  • With two route options that combined make a great circular ride, these sections of Lon Las Cymru take you through the heart of Snowdonia, and along some of the amazing Welsh coastline.

  • The Doncaster Greenway travels from the north to the south of the borough, passing through the town centre and linking existing green spaces including Highfields Country Park and the ancient monument at Castle Hills.

  • National Route 21

    This long distance route takes you from London to Hastings. If the full 164 miles is too daunting, why not try a shorter section?

  • Drake's Trail is a 21 mile cycling and walking route linking Tavistock with Plymouth, skirting the western edge of Dartmoor.

  • See some of the wonderful landscape that inspired David Hockney with a gently rolling route through the east Yorkshire Wolds.

  • This route takes you along coastal paths and minor roads. From Dundee the route heads through the Dundee port area. You’ll see Broughty Castle jutting into the estuary and overlooking Broughty’s Blue Flag beach to the east. The route then closely follows the sea to Monifieth and then to Carnoustie where you will find a Championship Golf Course. The route finishes in Arbroath - famous for its ‘Smokies’.

  • A good day trip on National Cycle Network Route 1. The route takes you through the lush countryside of Fife with a short section in Kinross-shire.   This route is moderate with some hills but you are rewarded with some stunning views.

  • A relatively easy ride through the main hubs of East Lothian including Dunbar, Haddington and North Berwick as well as its wonderful rolling countryside, all within a stones throw from Edinburgh.

  • The ecos Cycle Trail is a 17 mile cycle route between Ballymena and Glenarm mainly along quiet minor roads through and over the Antrim Plateau.

  • A mainly traffic-free cycle from the centre of Edinburgh, the route follows the tree-lined corridor of the old Granton Branch of the Caledonian Railway out to Davidson’s Mains, residential streets through Barnton, a cycle track over the golf course and then down quiet roads to Cramond Brig.

  • The route can be ridden in either direction, though in cycling from Edinburgh to Musselburgh you will have the advantage of cycling down the Innocent Tunnel. You can either cycle back or return using the train.

  • This route takes you from the beautiful city of Edinburgh and its many architectural delights to South Queensferry and then across the impressive Forth Road Bridge. Navigation is easy as you follow National Route 1 or 76.

  • With its breathtaking landscapes the Elan Valley is a hidden gem located in the very heart of Wales. This linear trail can be ridden in either direction, but most people head west from Cwmdeuddwr towards the valley.

  • A 14 mile loop through Moray’s historic capital city and surrounding countryside. Highlights include Elgin Cathedral, Elgin Museum, Cooper Park and Milton Duff Distillery. The loop is easy to ride with no major hills.

  • Starting at the impressive Ely Cathedral, known as the ‘Ship of the Fens', this route takes you across the uncluttered landscape of the fens to Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve.

  • This attractive riverside and railway path links the coastal town of Musselburgh with Dalkeith. Largely traffic-free, the route passes along wooded pathways and minor roads, with wonderful views of the Firth of Forth, and a rich variety of wildlife. At Musselburgh, National Route 1 passes the train station and continues into the centre of Edinburgh.

  • The Exe Estuary Trail is part of the developing network of cycle routes in Exeter, one of England's oldest cities. This exceptionally beautiful ride along both sides of Devon’s radiant Exe Estuary is easily one of the best routes in the country for birding by bike.

  • Showcasing some of the best the east of England has to offer, this long distance route takes you through the historic town of Norwich and end up in the pretty seaside town of Harwich on the Essex coast.

  • 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, features off-road cycle trails around Gorton's reservoirs for those wanting a challenge.

  • This great route takes you from Bristol city centre to Nailsea, on a largely traffic free path.

  • Ride the borough like a local and avoid the traffic jams by cycling along this network of off-road routes, linked by pleasant residential streets and see Hackney in a different light as you sail through two of the area's finest green spaces, Clissold and Victoria Parks.

  • With views of the Pembrokeshire Coast, this ride to St Davids is a great way to experience this part of south west Wales.

  • Open to walkers, cyclists and horse riders, the Flitch Way is flat and mostly traffic free. There are many public footpaths exploring the countryside just off the route.

  • Running from East Grinstead to Groombridge, the Forest Way is a shared-use path for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. 

  • This route is a short section of the Caledonia Way (National Route 78) from Fort William to Gairlochy. The route lets you explore the western end of the Great Glen along the banks of the Caledonian Canal, with marvellous views of the north face of Ben Nevis.