GPS Cycle and Walking Routes



Welcome to GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

We now have nearly 1000 cycle routes on the site, covering the whole of the UK's National Cycle Network in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

There are also over 2000 walking routes including all of the National Trails, most of the UK's long distance trails, easy waterside routes on our Canal Walks, challenging climbs on our Mountain and Hill Walks and exhilirating cliff top trails on the Coastal Walks. You can also see a collection of walks in your area on the Walks Near Me page.

You can use the links below to view a list of cycle and walking routes organised by county. Each route is available for download in a number of different GPS formats with a google map and Ordnance Survey map accompanying each route so you can see where you'll be heading.

Many of the routes follow the National Cycle Network (NCN) routes with the number of the route(s) followed specified in the description.

All the routes come with a fantastic photgraphic aerial view of the route with points of interest and photographs


Cycle Routes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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National Parks & AONB Cycle Routes

Park/AONBNo. RoutesPark/AONBNo. Routes
Brecon Beacons12Cotswolds11
Lake District19Loch Lomond and the Trossachs17
New Forest8Peak District24
South Downs12

Latest Cycle Routes

Brighton to Worthing13 miles (21 km)*
Guildford to Brighton45 miles (72 km)***
Nidderdale Greenway4 miles (6.5 km)*
Pilgrims Way47 miles (75.6 km)****
London to Newhaven99 miles (160 km)*****
London to Dover99 miles (159 km)*****

Walking Routes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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Rest of the World

Ireland

Latest Walking Routes

Chapel en le Frith4 miles (6.5 km)This small Derbyshire town is located close to some classic Peak District walks.
This walk takes you from the town to Combs Reservoir where there are nice trails running along the water and the Meveril Brook. You can extend the walk by heading north and climbing Eccles Pike. From here there are fabulous views over the Peak District towards Windgather Rocks, Combs Edge, Combs Reservoir, Cat’s Tor and Shining Tor. At the summit you will find a topograph which shows all the sights you can see from the top.
Nailsworth4 miles (6.5 km)The Cotswolds town of Nailsworth has some lovely walking trails to try on three large areas of common land located to the north of the town. There's also the National Trust's Woodchester Park and Thames and Severn Canal running through the area.
This walk from the town centre takes you up onto Minchinhampton Common before picking up the Cotswold Canals Walk and following it into Stroud.
You can reach the common by heading north from the town centre. There's miles of footpaths here with great views over the Cotswolds from the elevated common. You can follow the paths towards the Thames and Severn Canal and then pick up the towpath. Heading south will take you toward the impressive Brimscombe Mill but this route heads north to take you into Stroud.
Penarth7 miles (11 km)The town of Penarth is based on the South Wales coast in the Vale of Glamorgan near Cardiff. It has some lovely walking trails to try along the Wales Coast Path which runs through the town.
This walk takes you along the cliff top to the nearby Cosmeston Lakes Country Park where you can enjoy lakeisde trails with 200 acres of woodland, meadows and wetlandhabitats to enjoy. It's about a 3 mile walk from the seafront the park, with nice views of the beach as you go.
The walk starts on the sea front in Penarth next to the pier. The town is located at the top oflimestone cliffsthat have a distinctive rock formation and are referred to as the Penarth Group of rocks. From the pier you proceed south along the coastal path to the noteworthy Lavernock Point, enjoying great views of theBristol Channel on the way. Here you will find a lovely nature reserve with varied and colourful plants and several species of butterfly to look out for. The area is also well known asthe place where Guglielmo Marconi transmitted and received the firstwirelesssignals over open sea between the Point andFlat Holmisland in the late 19th century.
At Lavernock Point you turn inland to follow footpaths to Cosmeston Lakes. The park includes a visitor centre and a number of well laid out paths. There's also a number of bird hides where you can look out for mute swans, mallards, herons, egrets and diving birds such as the great crested grebe.
Alrewas and Fradley Junction7 miles (11 km)Enjoy a nice easy canal walk from Alrewas to Fradley Junction and then onto the village of Fradley. The route first follows the Trent and Mersey Canal to Fradley junction before turning south along the Coventry Canal to take you into Fradley. It's a very beautiful section of the canal, with lots of barges, old stone bridges and lovely tree lined towpaths.
The walk starts in the little village of Alrewas, near Lichfield in Staffordshire. You can pick up the canal towpath on the western side of the village and follow it west to Fradley Reservoir and Fradley Junction. Here you'll find a number of nice old buildings including the 18th century Swan Inn, two shops and two cafes. Fradley PoolNature Reserveis adjacent to the junction, and is a great place for bird watching. On the Trent and Mersey, the junction is in the middle of a five-lock flight, with Junction Lock just below it and Middle Lock a little further above it.
At the junction you can pick up the Coventry Canal and follow it south east toward Fradley village. Here you can stop for refreshments before returning on the same paths to Alrewas.
Frampton Mansell2 miles (3.3 km)This little village has some nice trails to try through the Frome Valley and up into the Cotswold Hills.
This walk takes you along the river and the Thames and Severn Canal to the nearby village of Sapperton. It's about a 2 mile walk along a nice flat waterside path. Surrounding the canal are various woods including Sapperton Wood and Frampton Wood. There are miles of public footpaths here which you could take a detour to explore.
Beccles9 miles (14.5 km)The Suffolk town of Beccles has some lovely riverside walks through the Broads National Park.
Staithes to Runswick Bay3 miles (5.2 km)This short coastal walk follows a lovely section of the Cleveland Way National Trail from Staithes to Runswick Bay. The walk is just over 3 miles, running along the waymarked path along the spectacular cliff tops.
The walk starts at the picturesque harbour in Staithes and heads south along the path towards Beacon Hill. Shortly after you come to the lovely hamlet of Port Mulgrave. The area is well known for its geology withJurassic(Lias), strata cliffs and fossils ofammonites to be found.
The route then passes Rosedale cliffs before coming into Runswick Bay. The delightful fishing village is a highlight of the Yorkshire coast with its sandy beach,sheltered bay and pretty little cottages. The white thatched property on the seafront is the only remaining thatched house on the Yorkshire coast. You can enjoy refreshments at one of the many cafes or hotels with lovely views over the bay.
Hunstanton6 miles (9.4 km)Hunstanton has some beautiful coastal walking to enjoy with the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail passing through the town. The seaside town faces west acrossThe Wash, making it one of the few places on the east coast where the sun can be seen setting over the sea.
This walk takes you along the waymarked trail to the nearby village of Thornham. It's about a 6 mile walk on flat trails with lovely beaches, sand dunes and nature reserves to enjoy.
The walk starts in the lovely cliff top gardens in Hunstanton where there's a very pretty Sensory Garden. The route heads north along the cliffs to St Edmund Point where you will find the remains of St Edmund's Chapel and Old Hunstanton Lighthouse. The present lighthouse was built in 1840 although there has been a Lighthouse on the site since 1665.
The trail continues towards the village of Holme-next-the-Sea. The position of the village on theNorth Seacoast makes it a prime site for migratorybirdsin autumn. There are two nature reserves on this section including the Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve. The reserve's sand dunes,salt marsh, pasture and pools are important for breeding birds likepied avocet, and winteringducks,geeseandwaders. There are a range of coastal habitats including, freshwater pools, grazing marsh and saltmarsh.
After passing through the lovely coastal reserve the route turns inland to take you to Thornham.
Woodstock8 miles (13 km)This Oxfordshire market town is famous as the location for the splendid Blenheim Park, aUNESCO World Heritage Site. As well as the trails through the park there's also two fine long distance trails running past the town. This circular walk makes use of the Wychwood Way and Oxford Green Belt Way to take you through the countryside, parkland and woodland surrounding the town.
The walk starts in the town centre and follows footpaths north east through the countryside to Sansoms Lane. Follow this north and it will take you onto the Oxford Green Belt Way at Sansoms Farm. Follow the trail west for about a mile and you will cross the River Glyme before picking up a footpath heading south into Blenheim Park. There's nice public footpaths here to follow through the woodland to a lakeside trail. This will lead you east, past the Queen Pool before returning to the town centre.
Kidlington Circular Walk4 miles (6.3 km)This walk takes you around the pretty village of Kidlington near Oxford. On the way you'll enjoy nice views of the River Cherwell, the Oxford Canal and the surrounding countryside. The route runs for about 4 miles on fairly flat footpaths with a couple of small climbs on the way.
The walk starts from the St Mary The Virgin Church car park on the outskirts of the village. The noteworthy church dates from the 13th century and includes fine medieval stained glass with a 220-foot (67m) spire known as 'Our Lady's Needle'. It is aGrade I listed building.
From the church car park you can pick up footpaths heading north over the river towards the little village of Hampton Poyle. You then turn north west to follow another path through the countryside to Hampton Gay. Here you cross the river and the canal to reach Shipton-on-Cherwell. You can then pick up a nice waterside section along the canal towpath to the little hamlet of Thrupp where you could stop for refreshments at the TheBoat Inn. The final section then takes you from Thrupp along the Cherwell back to the church.

Useful Links

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River Thames Walk and CycleInformation on walking and cycling on the Thames Path National Trail