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

WalesScotlandNorthern Ireland

National Parks & AONB Cycle Routes

Park/AONBNo. RoutesPark/AONBNo. Routes
Brecon Beacons12Cotswolds11
Lake District19New Forest8
Peak District24South Downs11

Latest Cycle Routes

Grantchester Cycle Path2 miles (3 km)*
Water of Leith12 miles (20 km)*
Waterlink Way7 miles (11.5 km)*
London to Cambridge81 miles (130 km)***
Limehouse Cut3 miles (4.5 km)*
Thames Valley - London to Oxford96 miles (155 km)***

Walking Routes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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Latest Walking Routes

Cambridge to Grantchester3 miles (5.5 km)This is a popular riverside walk from Cambridge to the nearby village of Grantchester. It takes you along the River Cam with lovely views of Grantchester Meadows and the surrounding countryside. It's now a tradition for university students to punt to Grantchester for breakfast during the May Balls so you should see lots of little boats along the way.
The walk starts in the centre of Cambridge near the tourist information centre. You then follow paths to the famous Cambridge Backs where you can enjoy nice views of some of the University colleges. The walk continues south through Sheep's Green and Coe Fen Nature Reserve. Considering it closeness to the city it's a delightfully pastoral scene with cows and sheep grazing next to the meandering river.
You continue south through the pretty Paradise Nature Reserve where there are some peaceful woodland trails. The route then follows Grantchester Meadows Road away from the river before heading across Skater's Meadow to return to the Cam. You then follow the riverside path past Eight Acre Wood before turning towards the village of Grantchester. Here you can enjoy a cream tea at the delightful Orchard Tea Room. It's an idyllicsetting with outdoor seating amongst the fruit trees. After refreshments you can either catch a bus back to Cambridge or follow the same route back on foot.
If you enjoy this walk you could try the Fen Rivers Way long distance trail. It will take you along the Cam in the other direction, towards the lovely Milton Country Park.
Castle Bolton2 miles (4 km)Visit the wonderful grounds of the 14th century Bolton Castle before exploring the beautiful countryside surrounding the village. It's a short walk to the castle from the village of Castle Bolton. For a fee you can explore the gardens and the maze before climbing the castle for wonderful views over the Yorkshire Dales. You can also learn about the fascinating history of the castle. Mary, Queen of Scotsstayed there for six months in the 16th century. After her defeat in Scotland at theBattle of Langsidein 1568 she fled to England, posing a threat to the position of the ProtestantQueen Elizabeth I.
After exploring the castle the walk then heads towards Low Thoresby before visiting the nearby village of Redmire. The attractive little village is the terminus of the Wensleydale Railway. The heritage railway runs 22 miles (35km) between Northallerton West station andRedmire. It's a great way to see this beautiful area.
From Redmire you cross the pretty Apedale Beck and return to the village.
To extend your walking in the area you can head south west and visit the fabulous Aysgarth Falls. The falls are one of the most visited attractions of the area and are well worth a visit.
The Herriot Way long distance footpath also runs through the area. The circular route takes you through areas of the Yorkshire Dales associated with the vet and author James Herriot.
Head south to the River Ure and you can try our Wensleydale Walk which visits Redmire Force Waterfall and the vilage of Wensley, which gives its name to the dale of Wensleydale.
Wensleydale12 miles (20 km)This walk takes you from the village of Wensley, along the River Ure to Redmire Force Waterfall and the Aysgarth Falls. It's a nice waterside trail with great views of the beautiful Wensleydale countryside to enjoy.
The walk starts in the small Richmondshire village of Wensley, which gives its name to Wensleydale. You then cross Wensley Bridge over the River Ure and pick up the footpaths on the southern side of the river. The trail heads west through the riverside woodland toward Redmire Force waterfall. The multi-drop waterfall is a fine sight, and a much more peaceful area than it's nearby neighbours at Aysgarth.
The route continues to Slapestone Wath where there are a number of stepping stones over the river. You could cross the river here and head north to visit Castle Bolton with its fine 14th century castle. This route continues west to the wonderful Aysgarth Falls where there are woodland trails, a nature reserve and an excellent visitor centre.
The Herriot Way long distance footpath runs through the area so you could pick this up to extend your walking. The circular route takes you through areas of the Yorkshire Dales associated with the vet and author James Herriot.
West Burton Falls5 miles (8 km)This circular walk visits the delightful Wensleydale village of West Burton before exploring the waterfalls, rivers, countryside and woodland surrounding the settlement. The village is something of a hidden gem of the Yorkshire Dales with a pretty village green surrounded by attractive cottages.
The walk starts on the bridge over the Walden Beck and follows footpaths to the Cauldron Falls. It's a delightful area with a little bridge and a waterside park with lovely views of the rushing falls.
After exploring the falls and taking some photos, you head south along the pretty Walden Beck towards Walden. This section climbs to over 1200ft with wonderful views over Wensleydale and Castle Bolton.
At Walden you turn north, passing through the woodland of Burton Pasture before returning to the village.
West Burton is located just 1.5 miles south of Aysgarth Falls. The falls are considered one of the major attractions of the Yorkshire Dales.
The Herriot Way long distance footpath also starts in Aysgarth village. The circular route takes you through areas of the Yorkshire Dales associated with the vet and author James Herriot.
Druids Temple9 miles (15 km)Visit this fascinatingreplica ofStonehenge, on this lovely walk from Masham.
The walk starts in the market town of Masham in theHarrogatedistrict ofNorth Yorkshire. The attractive town has some fine Georgian architecture and has some nice riverside footpaths along the River Ure and River Burn.
From the town you head west along the Ripon Rowel long distance trail. It will take you towards Micklebury Hill and across Fearby Moor, with nice views of the River Burn. The route then climbs on to the wooded area where you will find the Druids Temple structure. It was built in about 1820 byWilliam Danbyof nearbySwinton Park. The site includes a large stone table, a sheltered cave, and an altar stone. It became a follyof national reputation and is still an impressive sight. Situated at over 800ft there are great views over Wensleydale from the Druid's Plantation surrounding the folly.
After exploring the folly and the woodland, the walk then descends to High Knowle and the pretty Sole Beck before picking up the Ripon Rowel to take you back to Masham.
To extend the walk you could continue west and visit Leighton Reservoir and Roundhill Reservoir. There's some nice trails along the water and up into the surrounding moorland. Around here you can also pick up the Six Dales Trail.

Useful Links

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