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 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
Cotswolds11Lake District19
New Forest8South Downs10

Latest Cycle Routes

Wirral Circular Trail37 miles (60 km)***
Duncliffe Wood2 miles (3 km)**
Darenth Country Park1 miles (1.5 km)*
Swithland Woods2 miles (3 km)**
Abbeyford Woods2 miles (4 km)**
Yearsley Woods2 miles (4 km)***

Walking Routes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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Latest Walking Routes

Booth Wood Reservoir2 miles (4 km)This pretty reservoir in Ripponden has nice footpaths climbing above the water. You can park at the Booth Wood Reservoir car park at the eastern end of the water, off Oldham Road. Then follow the public footpath above the reservoir's northern side, taking you through some nice Calderdale countryside. The path runs west, passing Rishworth Lodge and then down to the water. You could continue west to visit Green Withens Reservoir and then climb to the wonderful viewpoint on Blackstone Edge.
Booth Wood is located just to the south of Rishworth and Ripponden. To continue your waterside walking you can visit the nearby Scammonden Reservoir, Ryburn Reservoir and Baitings Reservoir.
Ryburn Reservoir and Baitings Reservoir3 miles (4.5 km)This walk visits these two pretty reservoirs near Rishworth in West Yorkshire. As well as lovely views across the water there are some nice woodland sections and views of the River Ryburn which links the two reservoirs. It's a splendid area with the impressive Ryburn Dam and the attractive countryside and hills of the South Pennines making a great backdrop.
The reservoirs are located close to Ripponden where you can pick up the long distance Calderdale Way to extend your walk. Here you can enjoy more waterside walking along the River Ryburn and the River Calder in Sowerby Bridge.
Just to the south east of Rishworth you will find the lovely Scammonden Reservoir where there is a nice circular footpath around the water.
Just tou the south is Booth Wood Reservoir where there's some nice footpaths to follow above the water.
Norland Moor2 miles (4 km)This large open space near Sowerby Bridge has some nice footpaths to try. The area includes heather moorland and pockets of woodland with lots of wildlife to look out for. It's particularly lovely in late summer when the area is covered in purple heather. The moor is surrounded by a number of pubs so you can easily enjoy refreshments after your walk.
There's a car park at the north eastern end of the moor near Norland village. From here you can pick up the paths across the moor. Look out for wildlife including grouse and little owl on the way.
The moor is in an elevated position with the high point reaching 932 feet (284m) at the trig point at the southern end. From here there are great views to the surrounding hills and towns. Norland is also home to a annualscarecrowfestival. It takes place around the first weekend in September.
The Calderdale Way long distance path crosses the moor so you can extend your walk along the waymarked trail. Just to the north of the site you will find the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal where you can pick up the towpath.
The Downs Bristol3 miles (4.5 km)This walk explores Clifton Down and Durdham Down next to the Avon Gorge in Bristol. The Bristol Downs are a popular place for walkers and runners with nice footpaths, woodland trails and panoramic views of theAvon Gorgeand theClifton Suspension Bridge. It's a great area for birdwatching with 65 species to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for jays, great tits, song thrush and bullfinch.
In the summer months the meadows and grassland are covered in pretty wildflowers which attract butterflies including small skipper, comma, orange-tip and gatekeeper. There's also a nice tree trail with hornbeam, lime, monkey puzzle and sycamore trees. The trees are numbered with discs so you can easily identify them.
The downs are on the opposite side of the river to Leigh Woods where you will find miles of cycling and walking trails through the attractive woodland.
The Bristol Triangular City Walk passes over the downs, so you could pick this up to extend your walk.
The River Avon Trail also passes the downs. Pick up this long distance trail to explore the course of the river.
Scout Dike, Royd Moor and Ingbirchworth Reservoirs6 miles (9 km)This walk visits these three pretty reservoirs near Barnsley. The route makes use of the Penistone Boundary Walk and the Barnsley Boundary Walk to cross Royd Moor and visit each of the reservoirs in turn. It's a lovely area with the reservoirs surrounded by attractive countryside and views to the surrounding Yorkshire hills.
The walk starts from the car park at Scout Dike Reservoir, just off the A629. The trail then runs along the western side of the water to Royd Moor before heading north to Ingbirchworth Moor and the final reservoir.
To extend your walk you can continue along the Barnsley Boundary Walk to the smaller Broadstone Reservoir. It's located about half a mile west of Ingbirchworth Reservoir. The trail eventually reaches Holmfirth, passing Scholes on the way.
Heading north east along the trail would take you to Gadding Moor and Cannon Hall Country Park.

Useful Links

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