Welcome to GPS Cycle and Walking Routes
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 England
|County||No. Routes||County||No. Routes|
|Hertfordshire||25||Isle of Wight||2|
|Tyne and Wear||19||Warwickshire||17|
Walking Routes in England
|County||No. Routes||County||No. Routes|
|Isle of Wight||17||Kent||99|
National Parks, AONB and Other Regions Walking Routes
Latest Walking Routes
|Thixendale||8 miles (12.7 km)||This circular walk explores the lovely Yorkshire Wolds countryside surrounding the little village of Thixendale in Ryedale. You'll enjoy some beautiful rolling countryside and also pay a visit to the fascinating medieval village of Wharram Percy. The 8 mile walk makes use of the Yorkshire Wolds Way and the Centenary Way, two waymarked trails which run through the area. It includes a few moderate climbs so a reasonable level of fitness is required.|
Start the walk from Thixendale and follow the Wolds Way, north east through Cow Wold. You then turn east and head towards the beautiful Deep Dale and Wharram Percy Wold. Here you will find the deserted village which includes a ruined church and a mill pond with the layout of the other buildings visible in the surrounding fields.
The route loops around the site before picking up the Centenary Way toward the pretty Fairy Dale and the Fairy Stones.
Here you turn west, passing Raisthorpe Wold before heading south through the delighful scenery of Court Dale and Water Dale to return to Thixendale. Here you can enjoy refreshments at the Cross Keys pub, which is a regular winner of the local CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) awards.
|Wharram Percy||5 miles (8 km)||This circular walk visits the fascinating medieval village of Wharram Percy in the Yorkshire Wolds. After strolling around the site you'll then pick up sections of the Yorkshire Wolds Way and the Centenary Way to explore the surrounding countryside.|
You can start the walk from the car park, just to the east of the village. Follow the footpaths west and you will come to the site which is in a particularly good state of preservation. It dates from the 10th century and includes a ruined church and a mill pond with the layout of the other buildings visible in the surrounding fields. The village was occupied for six centuries before it was abandoned soon after 1500. English Heritage have provided information panels and an audio guide which you can download from their website.
As well as the fascinating history, the site is also very pretty with wildflowers in the summer and the surrounding rolling hills to admire.
After exploring the village the route heads south through the lovely Deep Dale before turning east to join up with the Centenary Way. You can follow this north to Wharram le Street which has a noteworthy Anglo-Saxon church. The nave and lower part of the west tower were built in the early or mid-11th century, in the last decades before the Norman conquest of England.
The final section loops round past the old Wharram railway station which closed in 1958. You can still see the old station house which is now a private residence.
The route then returns to the medieval village and follows the track back to the car park.
|Hunmanby Circular Walk||10 miles (16.1 km)||This route around Hunmanby makes use of the Wolds Way and Centenary Way to create a fine circular walk. You'll enjoy some splendid coastal scenery around Filey and lovely Yorkshire Wolds countryside for the duration of the walk. The route runs for about 10 miles on reasonably flat paths, with some moderate climbs around Folkton Wold.|
The walk starts from the large village of Hunmanby, in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. The route begins by following the Centenary Way north east, through the countryside, to Filey. You then head north along Filey Bay with the option of continuing to the popular Filey Brigg Country Park. Here you will find a long narrow peninsula with steep cliffs and lovely coastal views.
After exploring the coast you then pick up the Wolds Way National Trail to take you west through the town and back into the countryside. The trail leads south west through the village of Muston, before climbing towards Deedle Hill and Folkton Wold. There's some splendid views over the beautiful Wolds countryside from the high points.
You then descend through Stocking Dale where you turn left to pick up the Centenary Way again. This will lead you back into Hunmanby where the walk finishes.
|Dedham to Flatford Walk||4 miles (7 km)||This circular walk takes you from the village of Dedham to the site of Constable's most famous painting at Flatford Mill. It's about a 1.5 mile walk to the site but this circular walk continues into the countryside to the south of Flatford before returning to Dedham. There's wonderful scenery with a lovely riverside stretch along the Stour and fine views of the Dedham Vale AONB throughout. The route will suit most abilities as it takes place on a series of fairly flat footpaths.|
Start the walk from the car park in Dedham and head north past Dedham Mill to Dedham Bridge on the River Stour. Here you pick up the Stour Valley Path and follow it east to Flatford Mill. The site includes a series of nice waterside footpaths which you can follow to Willy Lott's Cottage, the location for the painting 'The Hay Wain'. There's also a Grade I listed watermill which dates from the 18th century.
After exploring the site you head south, crossing Dedham Old River before coming to Lower Barn Farm. Here you turn west to follow countryside trails back to Dedham.
|Lavenham Circular Walk||5 miles (8 km)||This circular walk explores the lovely countryside surrounding the Suffolk village of Lavenham. The route runs for about 5 miles, exploring the countryside to the east of Lavenham before visiting the nearby village of Brent Eleigh. It's a fairly flat route with a couple of short climbs, so suitable for most abilities.|
Start the walk from the car park at the southern end of the village and follow the footpath north east. You'll pass some of the wonderful half-timbered medieval cottages that the village is famous for. The route then picks up the Clay Lane track to head east past Clay Hill to Spragg's Wood. You then turn south along Hall Lane, leading you into Brent Eleigh. The village has a noteworthy church which dates from the 13th-century and includes a number of 14th century paintings. It's also a good place to stop for refreshments at what is roughly the half way point of the walk. The Cock Inn does a good selection of meals and has a nice outdoor seating area as well.
The route leaves the village, heading south east along Cock Lane. A public footpath then leads west to Bear's Lane Farm where you pick up a country lane to take you back into Lavenham.
|Meldon Viaduct||2 miles (3 km)||This short walk visits Meldon Viaduct in the Dartmoor National Park. You'll pass through the lovely West Okement River Valley, enjoying views of Meldon Reservoir, Meldon Quarry and the remains of old lime kilns on the way.|
Start the walk from the car park at the northern end of Meldon Reservoir. From here you can follow footpaths north to the viaduct, passing Meldon Pool on the way. Here you can pick up a section of the Granite Way, a shared cycling and walking trail which crosses the viaduct. The structure was opened in 1874 and carried the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) across the West Okement River. It was constructed from wrought iron and cast iron and is now a Scheduled Monument.
After passing the viaduct you continue north along the river into a woodland area. Here you can cross the river and return on footpaths on the other side. The final section crosses the wonderful Meldon Dam where there are great views over the reservoir and the surrounding river valley.
|Postbridge Circular Walk||5 miles (8 km)||This nice circular walk takes you to some of the highlights around the village of Postbridge in the Dartmoor National Park. The route includes some moderate climbs with wonderful views over the East Dart Valley from the high points. There's also lovely waterside sections beside the East Dart River with some pretty waterfalls to see along the way.|
Start the walk from the car park and information centre next to the two famous old bridges. The picturesque clapper bridge was built in the 13th century to enable pack horses to cross the river, carrying tin to the stannary town of Tavistock. From the bridge you head north to Hartland Tor along the East Dart River, one of two main tributaries of the River Dart. After about 2 miles the river bends round to the west, with the pathway taking you along some lovely waterfalls.
The route then turns south to take you across some pretty moorland scenery on Broad Down. You'll pass Braddon Lake and an ancient settlement on Chittaford Down before returning to the car park.
|Grimspound||4 miles (6 km)||This circular walk on Dartmoor, visits the fascinating Bronze Age Settlement of Grimspound. The route runs for just under 4 miles, reaching a height of over 1600ft from the high points. As such, there are wonderful views over the national park for the duration of the walk.|
Start the walk from the car park at Bennett's Cross, just to the west of the site and near to the village of Postbridge. From here you can pick up the Two Moors Way waymarked footpath and follow it east, passing Birch Tor on the way. The route then passes over Hookney Tor before coming to Grimspound. The site consists of a set of 24 hut circles surrounded by a low stone wall. It was first settled in about 1300 BC. The area is very photogenic with ruined huts and surviving stone entrances, backed by some beautiful Dartmoor scenery.
After exploring the site and taking in the views, the route then heads west to Heathland Warren Farm and the Birch Tor & Vitifer Tin Mine. The old mine has an interesting history having been in use between the mid–18th century and 1925. You can now see the ruins of the mine with a pretty stream also running through this area.
After leaving the mine the route bends round to the north to return you to the car park at Bennett's Cross.
|Brent Tor||1 miles (1 km)||Enjoy a short climb to this distinctive Dartmoor Hill and visit the hill top Church of St Michael, the parish church of the village of Brentor, which lies below the Tor. |
You can start the walk from the Church car park just to the west of the hill. From here you can pick up footpaths taking you up to the hill summit and the church. It's a short climb, taking place on a grassy path with some stone steps as you approach the summit. From the hill top there are wonderful views across the surrounding countryside of Devon. The Church of St Michel de Rupe (Saint Michael of the Rock') atop the Tor dates to the 13th century. The ancient church is still used on Christmas Day, Easter Day and for Evensong during the summer.
|Tavistock River Walk||1 miles (1.5 km)||Enjoy an easy stroll along the River Tavy on this short walk in the town of Tavistock. It's a lovely, surfaced path running along a rushing weir with old bridges to see on the way. The walk runs for about 1 mile along both sides of the river, from Abbey Bridge in the north to West Bridge in the south.|