National Cycle Route 7
This is the complete Sustrans National Cycle Route 7 running from Sunderland to Inverness. It runs for over 500 miles with some wondering scenery along the way.
Scroll down for some great videos of parts of the route and scroll to the bottom of the page for the complete route gpx file.
Highlights include the Coast to Coast Whitehaven to Tynemouth Cycle Route which uses part of route 7. Here you'll find about 35 miles of traffic-free cycling between Sunderland, Stanley, Consett and Parkhead including the popular Consett and Sunderland Railway Path.
In Scotland you'll pass through the stunning scenery of the Highlands and two National Parks in the shape of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and the Cairngorms. You'll also pass Glasgow, Ayrshire, Strathyre and Aviemore on the incredible journey.
Cycle rides using part of National Route 7:
- Ayr to Maybole - Follow the trail along the coast from Ayr to the town of Maybole on this short easy route
- Penrith to Carlisle - Travel along the trail on this attractive ride through Cumbria
- Carrbridge to Aviemore - Travel along the trail and through the stunning Dumfries to Annan - Travel along the trail from Dumfries to Annan and enjoy splendid views of the Solway Firth
- Dumfries to Castle Douglas - This ride follows the trail from Dumfries to Castle Douglas
- Pitlochry to Aberfeldy - Follow the Rivers Tummel and Tay along the trail on this lovely short route through the Highlands
- Carlisle to Cockermouth - This challenging route follows the trail from Carlisle to Cockermouth
- Carlisle to Gretna - Follow the trail from England into the Scottish borders and enjoy views of the Rivers Eden and Esk
- Callander to Balquhidder - Travel from Callander to Balquhidder on this lovely route on National Cycle Network Route 7
- Newton Stewart to Gatehouse of Fleet - Follow the trail on this pleasant ride through Dumfries and Galloway
- Dumfries to Gretna - Travel along the trail from Dumfries to Gretna and enjoy splendid views of the Solway Firth
- Pitlochry to Killin - Follow the Rivers Tummel and Tay along the trail on this stunning cycle ride through the Highlands
- Kingussie to Pitlochry - Follow the trail on this incredible cycle ride through the breathtaking Killin to Callander - Travel through the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park along the trail on this stunning cycle ride.
The ride starts at Killin following the River Dochart past the beautiful falls of Dochart
- Dumbarton to Callander - Follow the trail on this incredible cycle ride through Dumfries to Gatehouse of Fleet - This ride follows the trail from Dumfries to Gatehouse of Fleet via Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright Bay
- Glasgow to Balloch - This ride takes you from the city of Glasgow to the village of Balloch in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
- Glasgow to Dumbarton - Follow the River Clyde and the trail on this easy traffic free ride.
The route heads first to Clydebank passing the eyecatching Clyde Arc bridge and the 1896 built Glenlee tall ship on the way
- Ayr to Newton Stewart - Travel along the trail and through the incredible Aberfoyle to Callander - This popular ride takes you from Aberfoyle to Callander in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
- Carrbridge to Kingussie - This ride follows the trail through the stunning Cairngorms National Park
- Lochwinnoch Cycle Loop - This route follows National Cycle Route 7 and 75 from Kilbirnie to Paisley. There's great views of Barr Loch and Castle Semple Loch as you make your way along the old railway path.
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National Cycle Route 7 Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
National Cycle Route 7 Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
National Cycle Route 7 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
National Cycle Route 7 Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The route links with the Reivers Route. The popular coast to coast ride crosses the country from Whitehaven to Tynemouth. The signed trail runs mostly along National Cycle Route 10.
In Pitlochry you can link up with National Cycle Route 77 which runs to Dundee along a route known as the 'Salmon Run'.