North East

a cyclist a dog walker and a horse rider all enjoying the trans peninne trail

In 2015, Sustrans supporters voted for the trail as their favourite long distance route on the National Cycle Network. Credit: Steve Tipton/Sustrans

The UK’s first long distance cycling, walking and horse riding route is celebrating its 30th birthday with a series of events. The coast to coast trail runs from Southport to Hornsea, with many...
24 May 2019
group of volunteers outside with bin bags

Volunteers gathered nearly 200 bin bags of litter from the 16 mile section of the popular C2C cycle and walking route. PHOTO: Sarah Donnelly

children scooting to school
Our volunteers in County Durham have cleaned up 16 miles of the Sea to Sea (C2C) cycle and walking path between Chester-le-Street to Consett as part of the Big Spring Clean. We organised eight Spring...
11 April 2019
Stockton hub opening.

Credit: Stockton Council

Our new cycling and walking centre, which offers everything from free bike parking to guided rides and walks, has opened on Stockton High Street. ‘The Hub’ has relocated from Bridge Street to the...
18 March 2019
Sustrans volunteers created a bee mural

Our volunteers created a bee mural alongside route 68 and overlooking the A69. PHOTO: Hexham Courant

Our volunteers have created a giant bee on the embankment of cycle and walking route 68 to highlight the path’s importance for wildlife. Volunteers worked with artist Bruce Parker over three workdays...
19 February 2019
Carol Attewell is Sustrans volunteer on the Beamish to Washington route

Carol Attewell volunteers on the Beamish to Washington stretch of the C2C

volunteers digging ground to sow seeds

Bob Sorley with some of the volunteers who maintain the Consett to Beamish section. Here they were preparing ground for sowing wild flower seeds at Annfield Plain.

Children’s toys, bikes and scooters, as well as Christmas decorations, were amongst an estimated 955 bags of litter collected by our volunteers on cycle routes in County Durham, Gateshead and...
5 February 2019
Five adults with mountain bikes and one child, all wearing helmets apart from man in cap to far right

Gary Dawes (far right) rides a hybrid Moulton bike: “They’re a bit Marmite”

Gary Dawes, 53, is an IT specialist for health services in County Durham. Here he tells us how he has always enjoyed cycling and how five years ago he took up riding his bike to work to try and lose...
6 November 2018

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