North West

A rock crusher on the C2C path in West Cumbria

An old rock crusher left over from the iron ore railway days. Photo by Maddi Nicholson/Art Gene

An old railway bridge on the C2C path in West Cumbria

Our team inspecting a rusting railway bridge over the path

C2C artefact display as part of the Sustrans project

We'll recruit a team of volunteers to help revive the heritage and wildlife of the old iron ore railway track. Photo by Maddi Nicholson/Art Gene

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded us a grant of £859,300 to create a new industrial heritage arts trail along two sections of the National Cycle Network Sea to Sea (C2C) route that were...
10 May 2016
Man cycling through a large puddle
At least two bicycle bridges have been lost to floods in Cumbria and several paths and roads within the National Cycle Network are submerged, according to reports from our Cumbria team. Route 71,...
8 December 2015
pipistrelle bat in flight.
Bat enthusiasts have found a healthy population of pipistrelle bats feeding in railway tunnels and flying through the trees along the Liverpool Loop Line. A walk and survey group was led by Laura...
29 October 2015
Someone writing on pavement while someone else stands with a bike and watches

Community projects can transform how residents feel about their shared spaces

poem stencilled on pavement

The local community helped to stencil a poem by Tina Ford

poem stencilled on pavement

Poems were painted on the pavement to change the feel of a street in Liverpool

A Garston street was transformed with a colourful display of poetry and painting. This was part of a community event to help breathe new life into the high street...
29 October 2015
Sustrans staff and volunteers take part in a competition to rake the most cut grass along the route
As things start heating up in the Great British Bake Off, we launched our own outdoor version – the Great British Rake Off – to help make our cycle routes more wildlife friendly. In Manchester,...
15 September 2015
family on the cycle path
Wednesday 26 - Sunday 30 August, 2015
We welcome you to join us on a unique journey of discovery, surprise and delight on some of the area’s hidden gems: the Tracks of the Iron Masters.  Develop an in-depth understanding of the histories...
sustrans great british rakeoff to help wildlife along cycle paths

Raking cut grass helps create wildlife havens along cycle paths

As the nation gets competitive in the kitchen we launched our own outdoor version– the Great British Rake Off - to help make our cycle routes more wildlife-friendly. In Manchester, Birmingham,...
20 August 2015
Sustrans communuity street design in Stockport

Local people transformed a neglected subway interchange into a party venue

A neglected Stockport subway transformed into a mini summer festival venue in the finale for a series of street trials by the charity Sustrans to demonstrate how creativity can change areas that feel...
29 July 2015
former iron ore railway now Sustrans C2C path

The C2C is a former railway which once hauled iron ore

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded Sustrans the initial support to start a new industrial heritage arts trail along two sections of a 19th century railroad which were once the lifeline of...
7 July 2015

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