North East

hedgehog wooden sculpture

Hedgehog created by Consett-based chainsaw artist Tommy Craggs

owl wooden sculpture

Owl sculpted from felled willow tree on the C2C path at Charnwood, County Durham

owl and hare carved out of wood

Could you help us name the carvings?

An award-winning chainsaw artist has transformed the remains of a large tree into a wildlife-themed artwork on our popular Sea to Sea (C2C) cycle route in Stanley, Co. Durham. We commissioned the...
24 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
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
women cycling as a group

The group held regular women-only led rides throughout Sunderland

women with their bikes
A community cycling group which has helped hundreds of women in Sunderland get active and healthy through cycling and walking has released its final results for International Women’s Day. Our Bike...
8 March 2018
Mother and children on their bikes

The Bike Life report showed that 52% of people in Newcastle wanted to start cycling or cycle more

Cyclists on a traffic free path

The Bike Life report showed that 7% of Newcastle residents cycle to work

Health, air quality and the local economy would all greatly benefit if everyone living in Newcastle who wants to cycle were able to get on their bikes for regular journeys, according to our new...
23 February 2018
volunteer wins holds award with volunteer coordinator

Andrea George accepts the award from Sarah Donnelly.

A Sunderland-based volunteer has won the Sustrans North of England award for outstanding commitment to volunteering. Andrea George took up cycling to help improve her health and now inspire others...
5 December 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