National Cycle Network

Group of older men in rainwear watching man holding step ladder discuss signage and use of the ladder

Signage training with local volunteers

Every year, Sustrans works with local authorities to improve the directional signage along the National Cycle Network. We have the expertise to design and deliver innovative active travel signing...
13 August 2013
family cycling ©2018, Julie Howden,

The National Cycle Network is over 16,575 miles long and stretches the length and breadth of the UK.

children walking to school

From short urban walks to work, the shops or school...

Cyclists by loch in Scotland ©2017, James Robertson, long distance adventures and great days out, the Network has it all.

couple walking with dog ©2017, Brian Morrison

The Networks traffic-free paths are great for family days out

The National Cycle Network is a network of signed paths and routes for walking, cycling and exploring outdoors. At 16,575 miles it spans the UK, connecting people and places and providing traffic-...
1 August 2013
Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle on the Coast and Castles South cycle route. Image © Sam Howard

castle and bikes

Broughty Castle, National Route 1 Broughty Castle

Northumberland coast and castles

From castles and stately homes to quaint villages and Roman ruins, these National Cycle Network Routes have it all

Fancy travelling back in time? Then these routes are for you. Each September sees thousands of volunteers open up their doors as part of Heritage Open Days, England's largest festival of history and...
6 October 2015
Roman Legion Artwork, National Route 75, Scotland

The Roman Legion artwork, Route 75 between Bridge of Weir and Kilmacolm

The National Cycle Network comprises over 14,000 miles (22,530 km) of signed and promoted cycle routes across the UK, of which around 2,371 miles (3,815 km) are in Scotland. The Network provides long...
2 July 2013