National Cycle Network

Local residents at Rufforth cycle path, York opening ceremony
Local residents at Rufforth cycle path, York opening ceremony cutting the ribbon

Mrs Hilda Atkinson cut the ribbon to open Rufforth's new cycle and walking path

Local residents at Rufforth cycle path, York opening ceremony cutting the cake

Cycling and cake go very well together....

We are celebrating with villagers in Rufforth this week since we opened a new cycle and walking route which links the village to an existing traffic-free path towards York. Rufforth with Knapton...
21 May 2018
A long tailed tit

Long tailed tit, a bird that has been known to appear in gardens

This Saturday (19 May 2018) we're running a 'Dawn Chorus Walk' as part of a series of walks and a cycle ride to celebrate the rich birdlife supported by York’s urban cycle and walking routes. Our...
17 May 2018
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Volunteers clearing vegetation

Volunteers clearing vegetation

hedgelaying training session

Hedgelaying training session in progress

volunteers group photo

Collaborative work with Up Our Street to restore the green roof structure on the Mound by Easton Community Centre

Thanks to funding from the Postcode Local Trust, volunteers on the Bristol and Bath Railway Path and the Bath Two Tunnels Greenway are working to improve biodiversity at several key sites on the...
8 May 2018
Fish and chips on the National Cycle Network
Fish and chips with coastal views
Cycling the Celtic Trail West

Cycling the Celtic Trail West coastal ride to fish and chips?

Fish and chips wrapped (traditionally) in newspaper has long been considered one of Britain’s favourite national dishes. So much so that the humble chippy takeaway now celebrates its very own...
1 May 2018
Photo of  a boy on a scooter wearing a helomet ©2013, Sustrans

You’re never too far from the Network so scooting along the National Cycle Network has never been easier

Photo of a woman on a Micro Scooter

The National Cycle Network is the perfect place to take your scooter out for a spin!

Photo of a child wearing protective scooting gear next folded Micro Scooter

Nowadays there are a range of scooters available for the whole family so that everyone can get involved.

The National Cycle Network is a fantastic network of safe, traffic-free paths and quiet on-road cycling and walking routes, offering 16,575 miles for everyone to enjoy. It is used by almost five...
20 April 2018
Walkers on the Causeway coast, Co Antrim

People walking along the Causeway coast in Northern Ireland

Walkers pass a wildflower meadow

A group of walkers pass through a wildflower meadow in Belfast

Cyclists taking a break at a lake

Cyclists taking a break at Castlewellan lakeside in Co Down - another great place for a walk or cycle

With brighter evenings, thanks to the clocks springing forward, and the milder weather, it's the perfect time of year to get out walking. Discover Northern Ireland has put together a useful list of...
27 March 2018
Metal bridge and bicycle

Before: The bridge prior to maintenance, Parkside

Metal bridge and bicycle

After: We worked on a metal bridge at Montreal Cottage, near Cleator Moor, after descaling and repainting

Three bridges have reopened on popular cycle and walking routes between Whitehaven and Rowrah, as part of our work to restore the built and natural heritage of the former iron ore railways in the...
21 March 2018
A woman cycling and a couple walking share the Combe path

Conflict between users can be reduced by individuals modifying their behaviour and being considerate to their fellow path users

The increased popularity of shared spaces has led to a rise in complaints from path users about the behaviour of other users. The main response to these issues has been physical interventions such as...
9 April 2018
Big Spring Clean on C2C with Durham Council

20 volunteers gathered 48 bags of rubbish between Chester-le-Street and Pelton . CREDIT: Sarah Donnelly

Litter pickers at work while walking a dog
Litter pickers at work
Our team in the North East are appealing for volunteers for a series of litter picks along a 14-mile section of the Sea to Sea (C2C) cycle route, from Chester le-Street to Consett, as part of Durham...
13 March 2018
Speakers at launch of North West Greenway Network project

Government figures from north and south of Ireland, EU funders and Sustrans at launch of North West Greenway Network in Co Donegal

Gordon Clarke, Sustrans

Sustrans Northern Ireland Director Gordon Clarke speaking at launch in Donegal

Government officials from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland came together yesterday in Co Donegal for the official launch of the North West Greenway Network. The €14.85m project is one of...
27 February 2018