Walking and Cycling In The United Kingdom

A vast network of public footpaths cross this nation. Just over 20% of footpaths are also Bridleways, and these allow access to cyclists and horses. Cyclists are required by law to give way to pedestrians and horses on the paths.

Most footpaths in Britain are ancient. They tell the story of the human relationship to the countryside, from ancient worship sites, to Roman builders tracks, to farm labourers routes and, of course, the paths enjoyed by those who seek the best views!

The Ordnance Survey Maps of Britain show public rights of way, and there are national and regional associations for more information.

Custodians of the National Cycle Network, a UK-wide network of traffic-free paths for everyone, connecting cities, towns and countryside, loved by the communities they serve.

With 15 National Trails and many sections of the England Coast Path already open we’re sure you’ll find a Trail just right for you.

CycleStreets is a UK-wide cycle journey planner system, which lets you plan routes from A to B by bike. It is designed by cyclists, for cyclists, and caters for the needs of both confident and less confident cyclists.

Part of our role is encouraging more people to cycle or walk. Our aim is that by 2041, 80% of journeys in London will be made by cycling, walking and public transport.

We are on a mission to transform Britain into a great cycling nation.

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