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

Slalely Forest7 miles (12 km)**
Gwydyr Forest7 miles (11.2 km)***
Llyn Trawsfynydd8 miles (12.5 km)***
Clocaenog Forest3 miles (5 km)**
Savernake Forest6 miles (9.5 km)**
Delamere Forest3 miles (5 km)**

Walking Routes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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Latest Walking Routes

Farnham8 miles (13 km)The Surrey town of Farnham has numerous choices for walkers. There's several woods, commons, hill climbs and waymarked trails to try. The town is also the starting point for the epic North Downs way which runs all the way to Canterbury.
This walk makes use of the North Downs Way and the Greensand Way to visit one of the highlights of the area at Frensham Country Park. The National Trust owned site includes the popular Frensham Ponds and lots of nice walking trails.
On the way you'll visit the River Wey, the Moor Park Nature Reserve, the village of Tilford and Tilford Common. The route also passes close to the noteworthy Waverley Abbey. Waverley was founded in 1128 as the first Cistercian Abbey in England. You can take a small detour from the route to explore the fascinating ruins which are now owned by English Heritage.
Frome10 miles (16 km)The Somerset town of Frome has some lovely trails to follow through the surrounding countryside. There's easy, waterside paths along the River Frome and more challenging climbs up into the Mendip Hills.
This circular walk around the town takes in the river and the pretty Orchardleigh Lake before picking up two waymarked trails to take you to some of the nearby villages, before returning to the town.
Grantham4 miles (6 km)The Lincolnshire town of Grantham has some delightful waterside walks along the canal and the River Witham. The other major walking highlight is the beautiful Belton House, just to the north of the town. The National Trust owned site includes a series of nice footpaths taking you to an Orangery, an Italian garden with fountains, a maze, a deer park and several delightful lakes and ponds.
This is a popular stroll taking you along the Grantham Canal to the nearby village of Denton. Here you can enjoy more waterside paths along Denton Reservoir before visiting the village and enjoying refreshments at one of the pubs or cafes.
Glossop16 miles (25.5 km)This popular market town is often referred to as the gateway to the Peak District National Park'. As such it's a walkers paradise with several waymarked trails, beautiful reservoirs and challenging hill climbs to try.
This long circular walk visits several of the highlights of the area, heading to the Longdendale Reservoirs before picking up the Pennine Way for a climb to Bleaklow Hill. The route then returns to Glossop along the course of an old Roman Road with wonderful moorland scenery to enjoy.
Starting in the town centre, near the train station, head through Manor Park in Old Glossop. You continue north past Swineshaw Reservoir to Padfield where you come to the Longdendale Reservoirs. This beautiful series of reservoirs have nice trails running along the southern side of the water including the splendid Longdendale Trail. Follow the paths past Bottoms, Woodhead, Valehouse and Rhodeswood reservoir. At Torside Reservoir you can pick up the Pennine Way to take you up to Torside Clough and then on to Bleaklow. The elevated largely peat covered,gritstonemoorland, is popular with walkers with wonderful far reaching views over GreaterManchester,Lancashire, Cheshire and the Hope Valley.
After taking in the views, descend south to Hope Clough before turning west and following the Doctor's Gate Roman Road back into Glossop. There's wonderful views of Gathering Hill, the waters of the pretty Shelf Brook and the fine moorland scenery of Shelf Moor.
Guildford20 miles (32 km)The town of Guildford has a huge selection of walks to choose from with several long distance trails, hill climbs, parks, rivers and canals to explore.
This long circular walk makes use of some of the waymarked footpaths running through the area, showcasing the best of the surrounding North Downs countryside. You'll follow sections of the Fox Way, North Downs Way, Wey South Path and Downs Link long distance trails on this 20 mile tour of the area.
The route starts in the town centre, near the castle. From here you can pick up the Wey South Path and follow the River Wey to Shalford Park. You then pick up the North Downs Way and head east towards St Martha's Hill, passing Pewley Down on the way. From the St Martha's Hill viewpoint there are tremendous views over Newlands Corner and the surrounding Surrey Hills.
The walk then descends past the 17th century Chilworth Manor to Blackheath Common. The 250 acre common consists of lowland heathland, woodland and acid grassland. Look out for pretty heather in the autumn months.
At the common the route turns west, following a section of the Downs Link to Chinthurst Hill and Bramley. Here you link up with the Fox Way which takes you to Farley Hill before coming to Godalming. There's a nice waterside section along the River Wey Navigation Canal to enjoy here.
After leaving the canal the trail continues through Upper and Lower Eashing before passing through Shackleford Heath. You then skirt the edge of Puttenham Common where there's miles of good walking trails and two large ponds.
The route then bends round to the east, passing Puttenham, Compton, Littleton and Loseley Park. The park has a series of splendid gardens and attractive grounds surrounding Loseley House.
Shortly after Littleton you return to the River Wey for a final waterside section to take you back into Guildford.

Useful Links

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