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

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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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Latest Walking Routes

Malahide to Portmarnock Coastal Walk3 miles (5 km)This short coastal walk runs from Malahide to Portmarnock in Fingal. It runs for about 5km (3 miles) on a fairly flat path. There's fine views over the Broadmeadow River estuary to Donabate and a nice section along Portmarnock Beach at the end. On a clear day you can also seeLambay Island and the headland at Howth. Wildlife enthusiasts can look out for a wide variety of sea birds on the way.
Starting in Malahide you follow a path running along the coast road. You will pass Malahide Beach and Robswall Park before coming to the martello tower at Portmanock Beach.
In Portmanock you can continue your walk along the beach to the 'Southern Cross' memorial on North Beach which commemorates the first successful East-West transatlantic flight made by Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith in his plane 'The Southern Cross' (VH-USU). It took off from the Portmarnock beach on 24 July 1930 and landed in Harbour GraceNewfoundland.
St Andrews to Anstruther Coastal Walk15 miles (24.5 km)This route follows a lovely section of the Fife Coastal Path from St Andrews to Anstruther. The route runs for a distance of just over 15 miles on a fairly flat coastal path. Along the way there's much to enjoy with beautiful beaches, interesting geological rock formations and pretty coastal villages.
The walk starts at East Sands on the coast in St Andrews. You then head east to Kinkell Ness and Boarhills where you enjoy a short stretch along the pretty Kenly Water. You continue past Kingsbarns and Cambo to the striking headland of Fife Ness. It's situated in the area of Fife known as theEast Neuk, and forms the muzzle of the dog-like outline of the latter when viewed on a map.
After rounding the headland you continue west to Crail with its lovely harbour. Crail has interesting architecture with several buildings from the 17th to early 19th centuries, many restored by theNational Trust for Scotland, and a favourite subject for artists. There's also a beautiful church which dates from the 12th century.
The route continues past the noteworthy Caves of Caiplie. The caves were the site of early Christian worship. After this they were used by farmers to house livestock and as adoocot, around 170 CE.
Shortly after passing the caves you come to the finish point in the delightful coastal resort of Anstruther. Here you can enjoy refreshments at the excellent Anstruther Fish Bar. The shop has won the 'Best Fish and Chip Shop' in Scotland accolade on four occasions in the last six years.
Loch Earn3 miles (5.5 km)Explore the eastern end of Loch Earn and climb to a lovely viewpoint on this short walk. You can start the walk from the car park on the St Fillans Road just to the east of St Fillans. From here you can climb up to the viewpoint above the loch, passing through the woodland of St Fillans Park. There's splendid views over the beautiful loch to Ben Vorlich.
After taking in the views the route descends towards St Fillans before following the lochside road back to the car park.
Eddisford Bridge5 miles (8 km)Enjoy a lovely riverside walk along the River Ribble on this walk from Eddisford Bridge in Clitheroe. It's a lovely section of the river with nice views of the Ribble Valley countryside and seating to rest your legs by the water.
The walk starts from the Eddisford Road car park on the western edge of Clitheroe. You could also start from Clitheroe train station and head west to the river from there.
From the bridge the you can pick up the Ribble Way long distance trail and follow it south to Great Mitton, via Shuttleworth Farm. Here you cross the river at Mitton Bridge and follow other trails through the countryside back to the river. The route then follows the other side of the river back to the car park.
Slaidburn11 miles (18 km)This Lancashire village is located in a pretty area of the Ribble Valley. This walk from the village takes you to some of the highlights of the area including the River Hodder, Stocks Reservoir and Gisburn Forest. There's much to enjoy with riverside trails, woodland paths and wonderful views of the countryside of the Forest of Bowland.
Chipping10 miles (16.2 km)This attractive Lancashire village is located in a lovely position in the Forest of Bowland. This walk from the village picks up the long distance Hodder Way and follows it up to the delightful Dunsop Bridge which is the gateway to the popular Trough of Bowland. It's about a 10 mile hike up to the Trough from the village but you have the option of catching a bus part of the way back to save your legs!
Starting in the village you head east to the River Hodder at Doeford Bridge. Cross the river and head north and it will take you past the splendid Inn at Whitewell before coming to Dunsop Bridge. The pretty village lies very close to the geographic centreofGreat Britain at theconfluenceof theRiver Dunsopand theRiver Hodder. Head west and it will take you along the Langdon Brook to one of the most scenic areas of the AONB at the Trough of Bowland.
Inn at Whitewell10 miles (16.5 km)Explore the Forest of Bowland AONB from the Inn at Whitewell on this lovely circular walk. The splendid inn is in a wonderful location next to the River Hodder near the Lancashire town of Clitheroe. It's a great place to stay for walkers with a number of fine footpaths to follow into the surrounding countryside.
Starting at the inn you head north toward the noteworthy Dunsop Bridge. The pretty village lies very close to the geographic centreofGreat Britain at theconfluenceof theRiver Dunsopand theRiver Hodder. From the village you can pick up a trail heading north along the River Dunsop, with woodland on either side. The path then bends round past Whin Fell to Brennand Farm where you head south through the wonderful Trough of Bowland. The 'Trough' is a particularly scenic area of the AONB with its gorgeous valleys, moorland and wooded areas.
Follow the trails south through the scenic area to Sykes Farm where you pick up another waterside trail along the Langdon Brook. This will lead you back to Dunsop Bridge where you can follow the road back to the Inn at Whitewell.
Telford11 miles (18 km)This Shropshire based town has a number of long distance trails passsing through the area. There's also a lovely local country park and the ever popular climb to the Wrekin to try.
This route from makes use of the Silkin Way and the Ironbridge Way to create a circular walk around the town. You'll visits some of the town's local parks and the wonderful Ironbridge Gorge to the south of the town.
The walk starts in the town centre where you can pick up the Silkin Way shared cycling and walking trail. This will lead you past the town park where you can enjoy some waterside footpaths along the Radlay Pool. The trail passes Stirchley and Madeley before arriving at the River Severn. Here you can pick up the Severn Way and follow it west to the historic town of Ironbridge. Here you can view the impressive bridge which opened in 1781. It was the first major bridge in the world to be made ofcast iron, and was greatly celebrated after construction owing to its use of the new material. The bridge, the adjacent settlement ofIronbridgeand theIronbridge Gorgeform theUNESCOIronbridge GorgeWorld Heritage Site.
In the town you can pick the Ironbridge Way and follow it north toward the impressive Telford Steam Railway on the western outskirts of the town. The route then turns east to take you back into Telford town centre.
Helmsley Circular Walk7 miles (11 km)A lovely circular walk from Helmsley passing through Rye Dale and visiting the wonderful Rievaulx Abbey. The varied walk includes riverside sections, woodland trails, wonderful history and fabulous views over the North York Moors.
The walk starts in Helmsley and follows the Cleveland Way west past the medieval Helmsley Castle which has a walled garden to explore. You continue west through Winny Bank Wood, Ashberry Hill and Nettle Dale. Here you'll pass a series of pretty ponds surrounded by attractive woodland. The route then bends round to the north, passing Spring Wood and Lambert Hag Wood before coming to Rievaulx. Here you will find the atmospheric ruins of the 12th century Cistercianabbey. It was one of the great abbeys in England until it was seized underHenry VIII of Englandin 1538 during thedissolution of the monasteries. The photogenic ruins of its main buildings are a major tourist attraction, owned and maintained byEnglish Heritage.
The site includes the wonderful Rievaulx Terrace. The 18th-century landscape gardens contain woodland, grass banks, wildflower meadows and two temples.
After exploring the abbey and the terrace the route follows a country lane south back to Rievaulx Bridge on the River Rye. From here you can follow the Cleveland Way back into Helmsley.
Cleveland Way Circular Walk - Great Ayton7 miles (11 km)This lovely circular walk from Great Ayton uses public footpaths and a section of the Cleveland Way to take you to two of the highlights of the area. On the route you'll visit Captain Cook's Monument before a climb to the wonderful Roseberry Topping for magnificent views over the North York Moors. It's a 7 mile hike with woodland trails, moderate climbing, heather moors and splendid views throughout.
The walk starts in the village of Great Ayton in theHambletondistrictofNorth Yorkshire, on the edge of theNorth York Moors. The village is notable as the boyhood home ofCaptain James Cook, the Britishexplorerandnavigatorwith many notable local landmarks to in the area.
From the village centre you head north east toward Rye Hill before passing through Slacks Quarry. You then head south past the pretty Larners Lake and Great Ayton train station which makes an alternative start point for the walk.
The next stage takes you past Round Hill before climbing to Captain Cook's Monument. The structure is an obelisk 60ft (18m)high in memory of the great British explorer. It's from here you pick up the Cleveland Way and follow it north across Great Ayton Moor where there's pretty heather and woodland trails. The trail eventually bends round to climb the summit of Roseberry Topping. The distinctive hill has a summit with a symbolic half-cone shape and jaggedcliff, which has been likened to the MatterhorninSwitzerland. From the summit there are wonderful views of the Cleveland plain and the Pennines on a clear day.
After taking in the views the route descends through Newton Wood before returning to the village.

Useful Links

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