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Corduroy 'hazard' tactiles used in place of 'cycleway' tactiles on NCN 7/10/72 on Castle Way. These caught my tyre slightly as I was cycling over them. Some of the paving slabs along here were a bit uneven too.

A toucan crossing across from Castle Street to NCN routes 7, 10 and 72, and to the castle itself.

Signage at Whitrigg. In addition to the destination signage, there are signs for NCN72, faded signs for the Cumbria Coastal Way walking route (now no longer endorsed by Cumbria County Council) and brown signs for what looks like a Roman-the ... [more]

Distances to Anthorn and Carlisle, next to the transmitting station. There's no actual road junction here, just a farm track.

A National Cycle Network route wouldn't be complete without a gate.

A sign on the outskirts of Bowness, in the style of the local signage, but with themed destinations.

Directions at Easton, and then the rain started. It looks like the Easton sign arm has been replaced, while the rest of sign is an original. One of many such signs at country road junctions across this area.

A warning to motorists to look out for walkers and cyclists when going over the blind summit approaching Drumburgh.

A tiny warning for motorists to slow for the blind summit and look out for walkers and cyclists.

When tidal flooding reaches this sign, the maximum depth further along the road is only one foot, and with marker posts alongside the road, will be considered passable with care. There is also a footpath on top of the embankment to the left ... [more]

If the tidal flooding reaches this sign, there's nearly a metre of water on the road further on, so it can probably be considered impassable.

Warning signs on the road to Bowness.

Directions at Dykesfield.

NCN72 signage.

Signs in Kirkandrews, including for the main NCN72, a loop to the north, and some that faded out. The main destination signs are a frequent sight in this area, and are useful for their regular updates on the distances remaining.

The end of the shared footway around the A689 roundabout and back onto the carriageway heading towards Kirkandrews. But first, a corduroy 'hazard' tactile strip across the path.

Signs for NCN72 at the unassisted A689 at-grade road crossing next to the roundabout.

NCN72 appears to be signed in all directions around the A689 roundabout.

The shared path ends on the approach to the 30mph zone on Burgh Road, and has separate places for cyclists to join and leave the path.

Once past the end of the 30mph zone on Burgh Road, a shared path starts up and runs alongside the road to the roundabout.

A route sign for NCN72 on Burgh Road, not facing on-coming cyclists from any direction, not visible from the junction, and not giving destinations or explaining what HCW is. According to the Sustrans website, NCN72 is now routed into Carlis ... [more]

A van parked partly on the footway, across the entrance to the path, and there is no sign or dropped kerb, plus the barrier seen in #109470.

The barrier requires bikes to be lifted over since, even with the pedal at its highest point, the smallest of the metalwork pieces is still higher than the pedal.

The broken surface makes for a bumpy ride.

Confirmation of route 72, although NCN72 no longer comes this way according to the Sustrans website.

A path crossroads but no signs. One side has a marker post with an arrow. I'm just guessing the way.

A diagonal piece of wood across the path presents a potential hazard for cycling, although this chap out with his dog managed it fine.

A battered Sustrans sticker is all that is there to indicate which way to turn at the path junction at the top of the steps. Although OpenStreetMap shows NCN72 routed this way, checking the Sustrans website reveals that it is now routed via ... [more]

Steps on the Hadrian's Wall Path, under a former railway viaduct.

The riverside Hadrian's Wall Path looking east towards Carlisle.

A narrow split pedestrian crossing for NCN routes 7 and 10 crossing Bridge Street. There is a sticker for NCN72 at this location, and upon checking the Sustrans website, it appears to have been relocated from the riverside path to here.

A faded sign for NCN72 outside Carlisle station, which should have brackets for 'leading to NCN72', although NCN routes 7 and 10 are closer.

Some very poor cycle parking arrangements in the Short Stay car park at Carlisle station, plus a sign for NCN route 72 (which should have brackets for 'leading to NCN72'), although routes 7 and 10 are closer.


NCN72 signs

Risk your life crossing the busy A69, or take a long diversion via and underpass. This scene a few years earlier #37106.


A cyclist on a trip along ncr 72 from Maryport pauses here to enjoy the view across the Solway Firth before continuing the ride to Carlisle.

The cyclist is aiming to head north and then east along ncr 72 but makes a slight detour here for a train-and-trail trip. ... [more]

The middle of the road in Haltwhistle? Probably not:

A cyclist heading for the coast on ncr 72 pauses to admire the cruise ship Norwegian Jade, which is about to set sail from Port of Tyne.

More faded route signs on NCN72.

A 'Try Your Brakes' sign associated with the ford across the River Mite in #83075.

The alternative to the narrow bridge across the River Mite is this ford, which looks a bit too adventurous on a bike.

Dirt track on NCN72.

The concrete path doesn't follow the desire line, and is getting overgrown in the corner.

Rustic signage approaching the narrow bridge.

A reminder that this is a cycle route.

The narrow bridge over the River Mite.

Opportunity for passing on corners before going onto bridge.

A very narrow bridge, and a signed requesting cyclists walk. Not much chance of getting past someone with a bike, walking or not.

Warning Notices on NCN72 path in Ravenglass.

Faded out signs for turning on NCN72 (see also #83065).

The start of a narrow section of path to the narrow bridge over the River Mite, formed with a rather uneven surface (see also #83066).

HCW this way and that. Places? Outside rail station where people may need help orienting themselves on the route.

Cyclists both ways along this very narrow section of NCN route 72 along the Cumbrian coast

NCN route 72 along the Cumbrian coast turns sharp right onto a very narrow section alongside the railway

NCN route 72 along the Cumbrian coast turns sharp left here under the railway bridge

Cyclists wheeling their bikes on very narrow section of NCN route 72 along the Cumbrian coast

Cyclists Give Way sign on very narrow section on NCN route 72 along the Cumbrian coast

Cumbria, Brampton near Carlisle. Enchanted Teapot cyclists welcome sign on cafe window. Any windows like this elsewhere in UK? #cyclinn @enchanted_tpot

Sustrans Rowe milepost on NCN72 Hadrian's Cycle Way

Tunnel for cycle path under the A595 Location: , Distington (England, United Kingdom) This is National Cycle Network route 72 (NCN72) passing under the A595 road as it heads east towards Distington. The road is a bypass of recent cons ... [more]

Sign marking start and finish of C2C, Hadrian's Cycleway and Reivers Cycleway.

Messy road closure next to NCN72

Lots of signs, lots of directions!

RCR 10 in need of updating!

Cycle parking in car park at North Shields, protected by yellow box

Segregated footway section of NCN72. Cycles to go on hedge side of line, according to signs. Pavement even has divider strip between footway and kerb on this occasion!

Obstructive car parking and no dropped kerb, on cycle path access on road down from station.

Vindolanda from NCN72

Hadrian's Cycleway crosses the Tyne on the very narrow Prudhoe bridge - or you can wheel your bike across the footbridge.

Start of off-road cycle track beside steep road.

Road closure and cycleway at the A69 Brampton bypass. This scene a few years later #102092.

Footbridge over the Mite Location: , Ravenglass (England, United Kingdom) And next to the railway - the elevated tracks are visible on the left. The footbridge is so narrow that you have no choice but to cycle along it - wheeling a bi ... [more]

A fine bit of sculpture!

Start of cycle route 72 in Ravenglass, Cumbria

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