The section of the North Sea Cycle Route along the UK’s east coast is the longest in any country. In Norfolk, a stretch of the route was recently named the Lord Nelson Way after the county’s most famous son. It even passes through the village of his birth – Burnham Thorpe. Entering Lincolnshire, the route joins the mostly traffic-free Boston to Lincoln cycle route which features a fabulous art trail. The breath-taking Yorkshire and Northumberland coastlines offer castles, islands, cliffs and wide beaches all to yourself. To the north lies Scotland and the route takes in the country’s capital, Edinburgh, the lively university city of Dundee and Aberdeen, the ‘Granite City’. You can even take a ferry to the Shetland Islands.

National & Regional Information

0. Sustrans (NECC)

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle in the UK. They manage the National Cycle Route Network, a UK-wide network of more than 16,000 miles of signed paths and routes. The National Cycle Network paths have been launched on OS Maps that you can access here. Sustrans is also the National EuroVelo Coordination Centre in the UK.

0117 926 8893

Route 1: Fakenham – Harwich

The route follows the Fakenham to Harwich route, which is also part of the North Sea Cycle Route; a 6,000 km chain of exciting experiences waiting for the cycling tourist to discover. The route is one of the flattest National Cycle Network routes and is the ideal way to experience the tranquil beauty of the East Anglian countryside.

Route 1: from Dover to the Shetland Islands

Further information on Sustrans' National Route 1, a long-distance cycle adventure stretching 1,695 miles through some of the UK’s most stunning scenery. EuroVelo 12 follows the route along the east coast, EuroVelo 5 from Caterbury to Dover and EuroVelo 1 from Aberdeen to Inverness.

Route 51: Harwich - Colchester

Following national route 51 you travel inland picking up the River Colne near Wivenhoe before arriving in Britain’s oldest recorded town, Colchester. Colchester attracts more than 4.5 million visitors each year so make time to explore its unique heritage and history.