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

Waddesdon Greenway2 miles (4 km)*
Bristol and Bath Railway Path16 miles (26 km)*
Aspley Woods3 miles (5 km)***
Silverhill Wood2 miles (3.2 km)**
Teversal Trail4 miles (7 km)**
Willingham Woods3 miles (4.8 km)**

Walking Routes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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Latest Walking Routes

Brantingham7 miles (11 km)The Yorkshire Wolds village of Brantingham has a number of waymarked trails running through the area. This circular walk makes use of the Yorkshire Wolds Way, the High Hunsley Circuit and the Beverley Twenty to take you on a tour of the countryside to the east of the village. You'll visit some of the local wolds and dales with some peaceful woodland sections and a visit to the village of Welton. It's a lovely rural setting with some beautiful scenery to admire.
The walk starts in Brantingham which is very pretty village with an attractive green and duck pond in the centre. From here you head east along the Beverley 20 to Turtle Hill. You then turn south, passing attractive Wauldby where there's a manor farm, a church, a pond and some pockets of woodland.
The route then heads along the Wolds Way through the woodland of Welton Dale to the village of Welton. It's a picturesque village with a mill pond and village green with a memorial fountain. There's also an 18th century mill and a the Green Dragon Pub which is a nice place to stop for refreshments.
After exploring the village you head north west through Elloughton Wold and Elloughton Dale before a short woodland section takes you back into Brantingham.
Braithwaite3 miles (5 km)The Cumbrian village of Braithwaite is in a great location for exploring the northern lakes. There's nice waterside walks along the Newlands Beck, the Coledale Beck and the nearby Derwent Water. You're also very close to the expansive Whinlatter Forest Park which has miles of woodland trails to try.
This circular walk takes you south of the village to climb Barrow Fell for splendid views over the area. It's a moderate 3 mile hike with a nice ridge path in a quiet and picturesque area of the Lake District.
You start off in the village and pick up footpaths heading south along Barrow Gill to High Coledale. The route then climbs to Stile End and Barrow Door where you turn east toward Barrow which reaches a height of 455metres (1,494feet). From here there's lovely views over the Newlands Valley and Derwent Water. It's a splendid spot with the heather topped summit providing particularly great views considering the modest height of the fell.
After taking in the views the route then descends back to the village via Braithwaite Lodge. Back in Braithwaite you can enjoy refreshments at one of the local pubs which include the Coledale Inn, the Royal Oak and the Middle Ruddings Hotel.
Ampfield Woods7 miles (11 km)This large woodland area near Hursley has miles of walking trails to try. You can reach the woods by following the Monarch's Way west from the village. In the woods you can see bluebells in the spring and look out for wildlife including deer and various woodland birds.
Romsey Canal2 miles (3 km)Enjoy an easy stroll along the old Andover Barge Canal on this short walk in Romsey. The Andover Canal was opened in 1794 and ran 22 miles (35km) from Andover to Redbridge through Stockbridge and Romsey. The canal had a fall of 179 feet (55m) through 24locks, and for much of its length paralleled theRiver AntonandRiver Test.
This walk takes you along a section of the canal in the market town of Romsey in Hampshire. You can start the walk just to the east of the train station where there's a footpath running along the narrow canal. You can follow it north for about 2 miles to Ashley Meadows before returning on the same path. Just to the west of the canal there's some nice footpaths along the River Test which also runs through the town.
Beaulieu Heath7 miles (11.5 km)Beaulieu Heath is a large area of heathland in the New Forest with miles of nice trails to try. This 7 mile circular walk takes place on a series of flat paths running down towards Norleywood and Crockford Bottom.
You can start the walk from one of the car parks off the Beaulieu Road, just west of the village. There's one at the Hatchet Pond and one a little further on at Stockley Cottage. You can then pick up a number of different trails taking you around the heath, where you can see woodland, gorse and heather. Towards the southern end of the heath at Crockford Bottom there's also some pretty streams and little pools.
Other highlights on the heath include the model aircraft flying area and the lovely Hatchet Pond. The pond is a great place for wildlife with egrets, herons and possibly New Forest Ponies enjoying a drink!
Lymington7 miles (11 km)The Hampshire town of Lymington is in a great location for exploring the New Forest, the south coast and the Isle of Wight.
This circular walk explores the countryside to the east of the town using part of the Solent Way long distance footpath. The area is home to the Pylewell Estate where you'll pass lakes, beaches, woodland and attractive countryside with fine views to the Isle of Wight.
The route runs for just under 7 miles on a series of flat paths and country lanes.
Start the walk from Lymington Town train station and head north to cross the bridge over the Lymington River. You then head east past Walhampton before turning south along Shotts Lane. This will take you down to the foreshore at Pylewell where there's a footpath running along the coast on the southern edge of the estate. There's some lovely views as you pass along the beach to Tanners Lane where you turn north. The route then turns left past Pylewell Home Farm and the pretty cricket ground on the northern edge of the estate.
The final section retraces your steps, passing Walhampton Wood before returning to the train station.
The Solent Way Walk Lymington10 miles (16.5 km)This walk in Lymington takes you from the town to Keyhaven Marshes and Hurst Castle using a section of the Solent Way. It's a lovely section of the trail with lots of coastal birds and wonderful views over to the Isle of Wight, which is less than a mile from Hurst Castle.
The walk starts at Lymington Town Railway Station and heads south along the pretty marina where you can see lots of moored boats and the Wightlink ferry heading off to the Isle of Wight. There's also views of the Lymington River which enters the sea around here.
The path bends round to the west, hugging the coast and passing Pennington Marshes and Keyhaven Marshes. You'll pass along the sea wall with the marshes on one side and the sea on the other. There's lots of lovely lagoons with plenty of wildlife to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for Egret, Shelduck, Curlew and Heron.
Shortly after passing Keyhaven Harbour you turn left along Hurst Spit to visit Hurst Castle. The striking coastal structure is anartilleryfort established byHenry VIIIbetween 1541 and 1544. It formed part of the king'sDevice Fortscoastal protection programme against invasion from France and theHoly Roman Empire, and defended the western entrance to theSolentwaterway. For a reasonable fee you can tour the castle and enjoy spectacular views from the roof of the Tudor keep across the Needles Passage to the Isle of Wight.
After exploring the castle the walk then heads back along the spit to Milford on Sea where you can enjoy refreshments at one of the cafes and stroll along the shingle beach. You can also catch the bus back to Lymington from here.
Tall Trees Walk New Forest1 miles (2.3 km)This circular walk follows the Tall Trees Trail on the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive, Blackwater Arboretum. It's one of the most popular areas of the New Forest with its towering Douglas fir, Giant Sequoia, mighty redwoods and majestic conifers planted in the 1850s.The trail runs for just over a mile on nice flat paths so it's a good walk for families. You can start the walk from the Blackwater car park and follow the trail north to Brock Hill. Then cross the Ornamental Drive and return on the other side of the road.
There's also a car park at the northern end of the trail at Brock Hill if you prefer to start from there. Along the path there are information boards telling you about the different types of trees you can see. There's also a picnic area at the car park where you can relax after your exercise.
Brockenhurst to Lyndhurst Walk5 miles (8 km)This walk takes you between two major settlements in the New Forest National Park. The route runs for about 5 miles through the Ranmore, Tarkhill, Park Ground and Pondhead Inclosures. The walk is reasonably flat, with a couple of small climbs along the way. It takes place on a series of nice wide trails many of which are shared with cyclists.
You start off just north of Brockenhurst, near Balmer Lawn. The follow trails north east, past Hollands Wood and the Parkhill Inclosure.
The final section into Lyndhurst takes you along Beechen Lane and then crosses the Beaulieu Road onto White Moor. There's a nice open trail here, taking you past the noteworthy Bolton's Bench, located just to the east of the Lyndhurst. The yew-capped hillock is one of the village's best known landmarks. It's a lovely spot with nice views over the surrounding area.
Crosby5 miles (8 km)This walk uses a section of the Sefton Coastal Footpath to explore the coast around Crosby in Merseyside. It's an interesting area with the famous 'Another Place' sculptures by Antony Gormley a notable highlight.
This route runs for just under 5 miles from Waterloo to Hightown, using flat paths. The walk starts and finishes at railway stations so you can catch the train back at the end of your exercise if you like.
The route starts from Waterloo Station, on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network. From here it is a short walk to the Marine Lake and the coastal path. You then head north to Hightown, passing Blundellsands, the West Lancashire Golf Club and the sculptures. The piece was created in 1997 and consists of 100cast ironfigures facing towards the sea. The figures are modelled on the artist's own naked body which has caused some controversy. As the tides ebb and flow, the figures are revealed and submerged by the sea.
The route finishes at Hightown where there's nice views of the River Alt and a train station where you can return to Waterloo.

Useful Links

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