National Cycle Network

Martholme Greenway opening with Sustrans volunteers

The local group Martholme Greenway worked with our team of staff and volunteers to restore the viaduct for public access

cutting the opening ribbon at Martholme Viaduct

Graham Jones MP officially opens Martholme Viaduct, with (left to right) Cllr Noordad Aziz , Rawden Kerr (Great Harwood town crier), Graham Jones (MP), John Barker and Will Haynes

walkers on viaduct
An historic viaduct which was once part of the East Lancashire Line is now open for public access 15 years after it was closed due to foot and mouth disease, thanks to the support of our staff and...
29 November 2017
Man working on restoring a bridge

The £450,000 works, which are partly funded by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

Sea to Sea (C2C) sign
We have started a major two-year repair and restoration programme of 50 bridges and historic structures along the popular Sea to Sea (C2C) cycle and walking route in West Cumbria and the North East....
27 November 2017
Group of volunteers in Belfast cafe

Fred Rehill, far left, received award at Volunteer Celebration event in Belfast, for his work on greenways in Northern Ireland

Ever wondered who ensures our greenways are tidy and accessible? While statutory authorities across Northern Ireland have responsibility to look after them, there are also groups of mainly unsung...
7 November 2017
Cafe on the Mawddach Trail

A well earned cake stop

A bike leaning in front of Whitstable Harbour

Whitstable is known for its oysters

A brewery in Saltaire

Saltaire, where you'll find a great brewery

A route sign near Swansea Bay

Having welsh cakes in Swansea is a must

You can use Sustrans' National Cycle Network to travel to foodie hotspots and sample some of the best treats the UK has to offer. And by combining it with a cycle ride, it's guilt-free chomping! 1....
6 October 2015
Cyclists outside Belfast's new Active Travel Hub

Active Travel Officers Martha and Pamela outside the new Active Travel Hub in east Belfast

Interreg North-West Europe CHIPs project logo

Funder Interreg North-West Europe CHIPs project logo

Two Sustrans staff outside new container office

Sustrans Active Travel Officers, Martha and Pamela outside new Active Travel Hub in east Belfast

Cars passing Active Travel Hub

The new Active Travel Hub located beside busy east Belfast road.

The colourful mural on the EastSide Visitor Centre immortalises the famous sons and daughters of East Belfast. Under the watchful eye of these ‘movers and shakers’ a new modern container-style office...
11 October 2017
collage of images of carol on her bike

Images courtesy of The Northern Echo.

When we think of the health benefits of exercise many of us look to the physical side such as weight loss and improved fitness, but what about the mental health benefits? Studies have shown physical...
10 October 2017
Cyclist shopping at the local farmers market

We have searched far and wide for the very best places to get your taste buds raring to go for a cycle ride this autumn

Food festival stalls

Food festival favourites around the UK. Image credit Lionel Heap

Cheese stall at Melton Mowbray food festival

Image credit Lionel Heap

We have searched far and wide for the very best places to get your taste buds raring to go for an autumnal cycle ride.  Whether you are looking for a place to stop and sample delicious culinary...
4 October 2017
people cycling on national cycle network

National Cycle Network Route 75, Caledonia Way, is also part of the National Cycle and Walking Network

A new report on Scotland’s National Walking and Cycling Network shows that 78% of users believe that the network of paths helps them increase their physical activity. Over half (52%) stated that the...
30 August 2017
Circus of Lights Glow Parade

The Circus of Lights Glow Parade was the culmination of a series of workshops in Craigmillar, aimed at encouraging local children to walk and cycle.

Drover's Bho bull metal sculpture

Drover's Bho is a metal sculpture installed next to the NCN path in the village of Strathyre

Carrbridge's carved bridge

This artwork made of wood was commissioned to mark the 300th anniversary of the bridge in Carrbridge, the oldest stone bridge in the Highlands

The ArtRoots fund is a community fund for artistic and aesthetic improvements to the National Cycle Network in Scotland. The fund enables and empowers communities to make improvements to the National...
22 August 2017