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Eurovelo 12 enters the United Kingdom at the port of Harwich and joins National Route 1 – a route exploring the UK’s east coast. In Norfolk, a stretch of the route was recently named the Lord Nelson Way because it crosses the whole County of Norfolk (Nelson’s County), even passing through the village of Lord Nelson’s birth – Burnham Thorpe. Entering Lincolnshire, the route joins the mostly traffic-free Boston to Lincoln route which features a fabulous art trail, and then travels north to cross the Humber bridge into Hull. Continuing along the fantastic Yorkshire and Northumberland coast the route travels to Edinburgh and from there as far north as the Shetland islands. The route is fully signed in both directions and open except between Whitby and Staithes (in Yorkshire).
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National information
  • Dover - the Shetland Islands

    Harwich - Colchester

    Further information on National Route 51 - Soon after arriving at the UKs second busiest passenger port at Harwich you will be quickly introduced to the areas long and fascinating seafaring history. Why not visit Harwich Maritime Museum to find out more. 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. Please Note: Possible closures and Diversions on route see below; http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/route-51

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    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/route-51

  • Colchester - Ipswich

    Colchester – Ipswich

    Further information on National Route 1 - Between Colchester and Ipswich 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 being developed by an international partnership and you will find a lot of useful information about the UK section on their website (http://www.northsea-cycle.com/). Please Note: Possible closures and Diversions on route see below;

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    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/fakenham-to-harwich

  • Ipswich - Fakenham

    Ipswich - Fakenham

    Further information on National Route 1 - Through Suffolk and Norfolk National Route 1 continues to follow the Fakenham to Harwich cycle route passing through Norwich. Ipswich is steeped in history and boasts a range of fine buildings including medieval churches, the Ancient House, a Victorian Wet Dock and Christchurch Mansion, a fine Tudor mansion. Surrounded by a 70-acre landscaped park, Christchurch Mansion also houses a collection of paintings by the English romantic John Constable and portrait painter Thomas Gainsborough. Showcasing some of the best the east of England has to offer, this long distance route takes you through the historic town of Norwich and ends up in the attractive market town of Fakenham. 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. Please Note: Possible closures and Diversions on route see below;

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    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/fakenham-to-harwich

  • Fakenham - Hull

    Fakenham - Hull

    Further information on National Route 1 - The route continues through Norfolk via King's Lynn and then through Lincolnshire, departing its proximity to the coast after Boston, taking in Lincoln and heading finally to Kingston-upon-Hull.

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    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/hull-to-fakenham

  • Hull - Humanby

    Hull - Humanby

    Further information on National Route 1 - The section between Hull and Humanby is just over 45 miles and is mainly on quiet roads, passing through the East Riding area of Yorkshire. You’ll see some of the wonderful landscape that inspired David Hockney with a gently rolling route that travels past the towns of Beverley, Driffield and Bridlington and on to Hunmanby, south of Scarborough.

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    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/route-1

  • Staithes - Middlesborough

    Staithes - Middlesborough

    Further information on National Route 1 - Between Whitby and Staithes Route 1 is currently not open. An alternative route between Whitby and Middlesbrough is available by following National Route 165 (formerly Regional Route 52) to Kildale and National Route 168 to Saltburn-by-the-Sea where you can get back onto Route 1. Alternatively, keep on National Route 165 to Hutton Rudby and join National Route 65 to Middlesbrough to rejoin Route 1 in Middlesborough. Route 1 is open between Staithes and Middlesbrough via Redcar.

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    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/route-1

  • Middlesbrough - Tynemouth

    Middlesbrough - Tynemouth

    Further information on National Route 1 - A series of traffic-free routes and short on-road sections connect Middlesbrough and Tynemouth via Seaham and Sunderland and form the Three Rivers cycle route. National Route 1 uses many of these sections and runs north - south close to the coast.

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    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/route-1

  • Tynemouth - Edinburgh

    Tynemouth - Edinburgh

    Also known as the Coast & Castles South cycle route, National Route 1 hugs the coast between Tynemouth and Berwick-upon-Tweed via Blyth and Bedlington, heading inland to Edinburgh via Melrose. National Route 76 provides an alternative coastal option between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh.

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    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/route-1

  • Edinburgh - Aberdeen

    Edinburgh - Aberdeen

    Further information on National Route 1 - Edinburgh to Aberdeen is known as the Coast & Castles North cycle route that crosses both the Forth and Tay rivers and passes through St. Andrews and Dundee.

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    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/route-1

  • Aberdeen - John O'Groats

    Aberdeen - John O’Groats

    Further information on National Route 1 - The most northerly sections of the National Cycle Network are on the Aberdeen to the Shetlands cycle route passing through wild mountains and along rugged coastlines via Banff, Inverness, Lairg, Tongue and Thurso. Aberdeen to Inverness (150 miles) also forms part of EuroVelo 1.

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    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/route-1

  • John O'Groats - Shetland Islands

    John O’Groats - Shetland Islands (via Orkney Islands)

    Further information on National Route 1 - Continue your route from John O'Groats to the northernmost point of the British Isles, on Shetland. Ferries connect mainland Scotland with both groups of Islands so take the opportunity to explore them on the National Cycle Network, which gives you the chance to travel to the northernmost point of the UK. Please Note: Possible closures and Diversions on route see below;

    Electronic maps / GPS tracks Printed material Public transport connections Cycle friendly services (accommodation, cafes, restaurants etc.)

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    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/route-1

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    North Sea Cycle Route

    The North Sea Cycle Route is a 6,000 km chain of exciting experiences waiting for the cycling tourist. The route is being developed by an international partnership and you will find a lot of useful information about the UK section on their website.

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    http://www.northsea-cycle.com/default.asp?id=1&mnu=1&lang=1