The National Cycle Network in Wales offers many opportunities for travel, discovery and play.

Improving connections between rural communities and the National Cycle Network is vital to local economic development, health and wellbeing.

The Linking Up project aims to improve the links between the existing National Cycle Network and 8 rural communities across Wales. These new links will provide opportunities for local people to access jobs, services and tourist destinations using active transport.

Building on Sustrans’ technical expertise in delivering similar schemes around the UK, the work has benefited from a high degree of stakeholder engagement, which has been facilitated by the BRO Partnership.

Collaboration has been crucial to embedding the local community’s views and needs ensuring we deliver paths that will be used by all. Sustrans has worked with local authorities, community groups, interested parties, policy makers and statutory bodies to develop “shovel ready” plans that can be put forward for further funding aimed at the construction of the paths.

This project contributes to deliver Sustrans’ vision of Wales as a healthy, clean and prosperous place where people can choose to travel safely and conveniently by foot or bike.

During this journey, we have learnt many lessons and gathered a lot of knowledge. This website tells you the story of how each scheme developed and shares what we have learnt so that our journey can help future projects.