National Cycle Network

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
Cyclist overlooking Forth Bridge in Scotland

Forth Bridge in Scotland. Image credit: Eamonn McGoldrick/Sustrans

Isle of Lismore Ferry bike queue near NCN78.

Isle of Lismore Ferry bike queue near NCN78

Transform Scotland has launched 'The Value of Cycle Tourism' report, which sets out the multi-million benefits to the Scottish economy from cycle tourism.  According to the report the total value of...
10 June 2013
Connect2 is a UK-wide project which has helped to transform local active travel in 84 communities across the country by overcoming a physical barrier and therefore allowing them to connect to where they want to be.
Connect2 is a UK-wide project which has helped to transform local active travel in 84 communities across the country by overcoming a physical barrier and therefore allowing them to connect to where...
3 June 2013
We work with communities across Scotland to help people improve their local areas
We work with communities across Scotland to help people improve their local areas through a number of exciting and innovative projects. Click on the links below to find out more about our work across...
28 May 2013
Three young smiling children, one carrying a net, exploring a wooded area together

The National Cycle Network can take you to loads of fun places

Dad and daughter enjoying a well deserved break in a field on the Network, with bicycle in the backgroun

Head outdoors and spend time with the whole family

Two children playing on climbing frame

These rides are a great way to get kids outside and active

These great routes on the National Cycle Network are perfect for a fun day out with children. All have things to see and do along the way and end up at fun places to play. 1. Ely to Wicken Fen Nature...
20 September 2013
Find out about cycling and walking opportunities near you. Below are links to pages about cycling and walking on websites administrated by Scottish local authorities and other Sustrans partner...
23 April 2013
Detail of window metal work by Vizability Arts at Mangotsfield former station, National Route 4.

Art adorns the former station at Mangotsfield.

Sculpture of giant drinking

There are all sorts of fun sculptures to be discovered on the Network.

Cyclists sat on a bench reading a map

Stripes in four colours represent the 10,257 genetic bases and link Addenbrookes' Hospital with the Sanger Institute.

Cyclists on the Network passing a work of art

Spotting art on the Network can make for a fun day out.

Bridge artwork over River Foyle by Noah Rose

Take a trip by the River Foyle to view Noah Rose's evocative artwork.

We work with artists to make unique and memorable art trails across the National Cycle Network. Find an art trail near you and explore routes by foot and by bike to museums and galleries and other...
12 October 2015
Crask Inn National Route 1 Millennium Milepost

Millennium Milepost on Route 1 at the Crask Inn, The Highlands

Cycling in Scotland enables you to take your time and experience truly being away from it all in some of the most remote areas in Europe. National Cycle Network (NCN) routes take you through many...
15 March 2013
National Cycle Network

Over a third of the National Cycle Network is traffic free, with nearly five million people using it every year

Woman cycling over bridge

From commuters and school children to dog walkers and weekend cyclists, lots of different people – going to and from different places – use and love the National Cycle Network

Shared use path

We want everyone to share the space and love the path they're on

Shared use paths away from the road help many people make their everyday journeys safely and they are also important for leisure. Many people including young, elderly and disabled people benefit from...
20 May 2016

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