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 District19New Forest8
Peak District24South Downs12

Latest Cycle Routes

Savernake Forest6 miles (9.5 km)**
Delamere Forest3 miles (5 km)**
Nant Y Arian3 miles (4.5 km)****
Wakefield Canal9 miles (14 km)*
Paddington Canal13 miles (21 km)*
Healey Nab4 miles (6 km)****

Walking Routes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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Latest Walking Routes

Llyn Brenig9 miles (15 km)A long circular walk around the beautiful Llyn Brenig, in the heart of the Denbigh Moors. There's nice woodland trails, views of the River Brenig and great views across the water to the surrounding hills. The northern end of the lake is also a nature reserve so there's lots of wildlife to see too. Look out for deer, otters, red squirrels, badgers, grouse and buzzards.
The walk also includes lovely views of heather moorland and a stretch along the impressive dam towards the end.
You can start the walk from the car park and visitor centre at the south western end of the lake. You can easily pick up the trails from here. After your exercise you can enjoy refreshments in the lakeside cafe.
To continue your reservoir walking in the area, head west and visit Alwen Reservoir.
The Brenig Way also starts at the lake. The long distance trail can be followed through the Dee Valley to Corwen.
The Clwydian Way also passes along the western side of the lake. It will take you through the Clwydian Range of mountains with splendid views of north Wales, Snowdonia, the Cheshire Plain and the Peak District.
Precipice Walk Dolgellau3 miles (5 km)A lovely circular walk through the hills surrounding Llyn Cynwch in the Snowdonia National Park. From the elevated position of the trail there are fabulous views over the Mawddach River and the surrounding mountains. The walk takes place on good, signed paths with an easier path along the reservoir for those looking for a more sedate stroll.
You can start your walk from the car park a few miles north of Dolgellau, near to Nannau Farm and the Foel Offrwm Hill Fort. From here you can pick up the trails heading west towards the lake. Follow the paths above the water, taking you round to Foel Cynwch and the Foel Faner Iron Age Hillfort. The route then descends to the lake where you enjoy an easy waterside stretch before returning to the car park.
In Dolgellau you can pick up the Mawddach Trail to take you along the river to Barmouth. Here you can try the Panorama Walk for more great views over the river estuary.
Barmouth to Fairbourne3 miles (5 km)Enjoy fabulous views of the Mawddach estuary and Barmouth Bay on this popular walk from Barmouth to Fairbourne. There's some fabulous scenery with beaches, harbours, saltmarsh, lagoons and fine views of the surrounding mountains.
The walk starts in Barmouth, taking you past the pretty harbour before crossing Barmouth Bridge. The Grade II listed woodenrailway viaduct crosses theRiver Mawddachestuary and is open to walkers and cyclists. It was opened in 1867 and runs for about 699 metres (764yds) with great views in all directions.
The bridge leads you to Morfa Mawddach where you turn west along a lovely footpath running along saltmarsh and lagoons. Eventually you come to the coast where you turn south toward the village of Fairbourne where there is a beautiful two-mile stretch ofbeach. You could also head north from the village and visit Fairbourne Spit, a longspitofsandandshingleat the mouth of theRiver Mawddachwhere it reachesCardigan Bay. The Fairbourne and Barmouth Railway runs the length of the spit and, at the very end of the headland a ferry service makes the river crossing toBarmouth.
To extend your walking in the Barmouth area try the splendid Panorama Walk which takes you up into the hills surrounding the town.
This route uses part of the Mawddach Trail which takes you along the old Ruabon to Barmouth railway line on a brilliant cycling and walking trail. Just turn east at the end of the bridge to continue along the trail. It will take you to Dolgellau where you can try the excellent Precipice Walk.
You can also try the long distance Taith Ardudwy Way which starts in the town.
Panorama Walk Barmouth6 miles (9.5 km)A classic circular walk around Barmouth climbing above the town for magnificent views over the Mawddach estuary and the Snowdonia National Park.
Start your walk from the car park on Panorama Road, just to the north east of the town. From here you can pick up footpaths to take you up to the Panorama gardens, where there is a great viewpoint. The route then heads north to Cutiau where you turn west towards Llwynon. There follows a challenging climb up to Bwlch Llan which reaches a height of around 1100ft. Your efforts are rewarded with wide ranging views over the Cader Idris range and Cardigan Bay from the high points.
The walk then heads to Ffridd Y Graig and Craig Y Gigfran before descending to the sea front in Barmouth. The final section then passes along the pretty Barmouth Beach before climbing back to the finish point at the car park.
To extend your walking in the area try the Barmouth to Fairbourne Walk which takes you across Barmouth Bridge to the village of Fairbourne. This uses part of the Mawddach Trail which takes you along the old Ruabon to Barmouth railway line on a brilliant cycling and walking trail. It will take you to Dolgellau where you can try the excellent Precipice Walk.
You could also try the long distance Taith Ardudwy Way which starts in the town and takes you through the Snowdonia National Park.
Rye to Hastings12 miles (19.3 km)This varied walk between Rye and Hastings includes a nature reserve, a canal-side path, exhilirating cliff top trails, beautiful bays and lovely beaches. It follows a section of the Saxon Shore Way long distance trail so there are good waymarked footpaths for the duration of the walk.
Starting in Rye you head south through the beautiful Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. The reserve is a great place for wildlife spotting and includes saltmarsh, lagoons, grazing marsh, shingle and reedbeds.
The path will lead you to the small town of Winchelsea where you pick up the Royal Military Canal Path. Constructed in the early 19th century as a defence against a possible invasion by Napoleon, the canal-side path now makes for a nice easy walk. It will lead you all the way to Pet Level where you pick up the coast path to Fairlight Cove. Here you'll find a lovely beach surrounded by cliffs.
The path continues west past the pretty Covehurst Bay before coming to Hastings Country Park. The site includes 600 acres of beautiful parkland with more great wildlife spotting opportunities. Peregrines, black redstarts and fulmars can be seen on the coastal cliffs, while Dartford warblers, stonechats and yellowhammers can be seen on the gorse covered hills.
The final section takes you from the park to High Wickham before finishing in Hastings by the pier.
To continue your walking in the area you could pick up the long distance 1066 Country Walk which follows in the steps of William the Conqueror, taking you to Battle Abbey at the site of the Battle of Hastings.

Useful Links

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