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 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||15||Kent||93|
National Parks, AONB and Other Regions Walking Routes
Latest Walking Routes
|Lliw Reservoir||2 miles (3 km)||This is a nice walk between Lower Lliw Reservoir and Upper Lliw Reservoir, using a section of the Gower Way long distance trail. It's about a 2 mile walk between the reservoirs, so 4 miles there and back. It's a resonably flat path with a moderate climb towards the end as you approach the upper reservoir. The reservoirs are in a delightfully quiet spot with lovely views of the surrounding hills and countryside. Look out for wildlife including Canadian geese on the water.|
The walk starts of from the Lower Lliw Reservoir car park. There's also a visitor centre and cafe which sells a variety of cakes and snacks at reasonable prices.
After leaving the car park you follow the trail north along the eastern side of the lower reservoir. It then continues along the Afon Lliw (River Lliw) to the upper reservoir. If you would like to extend your walk you can continue north along the Gower Way through the woodland at the upper reservoir to Penlle'r Castell where the trail actually starts/finishes. Here it links with St Illtyd's Walk which you can use to further explore the area.
The site is located a few miles north of Swansea.
|Eaves Wood||2 miles (3 km)||Explore Eaves Wood and enjoy a climb to the Pepperpot on this walk in the Arnside and Silverdale AONB. There's nice footpaths taking you through shady ancient woodland with limestone pavement supporting rare plants and wildlife.|
The walk starts from the parking area on Park Road, just south of the woods. Follow the trail north to enter the woods where you can pick up the woodland trails heading west. The trails take you up to King William's Hill where you will find the Pepperpot monument. The unusual structure was built in 1887 to commemorate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria. From the viewpoint there are splendid views over the coast to Grange over Sands.
The woods are located just to the south of Arnside Knott. To extend your walk you could follow footpaths north across Middlebarrow Plain to the nearby viewpoint. Just to the south east you will find Leighton Moss Nature Reserve. There's nice paths taking you around several lakes and lagoons, with a large variety of birdlife to look out for.
|Cookham River Circular Walk||4 miles (5.7 km)||The little village of Cookham is situated in a particularly delightful spot by the River Thames. This area of the Thames Valley is thought to have inspired the 'Wind in the Willows' children stories, by the author Kenneth Grahame, who lived in nearby Cookham Deane. This circular walk takes you along a section of the river to Cock Marsh, before returning through the countryside to the village. There's lots of interesting flora and fauna to look out for, particularly around the wetland meadows of Cock Marsh where there are many breeding waders and specialist plants. On the climb to Winter Hill you can enjoy lots of wildflowers and wonderful views over the Thames Valley.|
You can start the walk from the National Trust's Cookham Moor car park. Then follow the riverside path north towards Bourne End. You then head into Cock Marsh where there is a moderate hill climb of just over 200ft. Here you can enjoy lovely views across the countryside of the marsh to the river and to the nearby Cliveden House. The route then descends past the Winter Hill golf course, returning to the village and the finish point back at the car park.
To extend your walking in the area, head west along the Thames Path towards Marlow where you can visit Bisham Woods and Cookham Dean.
|Beckenham Place Park||2 miles (3 km)||This circular walk explores Beckenham Place Park in the London Borough of Lewisham. It starts at Ravensbourne station and heads through the park's woodland, skirting the edge of the golf course. You return to the station, following a footpath along the River Ravensbourne, in the eastern section of the park.|
In the park you'll find 96 hectares (237 acres) of parkland including ancient woodland, a sensory garden and a Grade II listed mansion. It's also an excellent place for wildlife watching. Look out for a wide variety of birds including ring-necked parakeet, tawny owl, all three woodpeckers, blackcap, chiffchaff, goldcrest, spotted flycatcher, nuthatch and treecreeper. The park has wide areas of grassland where you can see wildflowers such as pignut, mouse-ear hawkweed, cat's-ear, autumn hawkbit, yarrow, common bird's-foot-trefoil and sheep's sorrel.
The Capital Ring and Green Chain Walk both run through the park. You can pick up these trails to extend your walking in the area. Heading west will take you to Crystal Palace Park, while heading east will take you to Elmstead Wood.
|Nottingham Circular Walk||18 miles (29 km)||This long circular walk makes use of various waymarked footpaths to take you on a tour of the city's rivers, canals, nature reserves and parks.|
The walk starts at the train station and heads a short distance south to the River Trent. You then follow the Trent Valley Way along the river to the Attenborough Nature Reserve. Here you can explore over 350 acres of lakes, wetland, woodland, grassland and scrub with a huge variety of wildlife to look out for.
The walk then heads north, away from the river, towards Chilwell and Stapleford where you climb to Stapleford Hill Park. Here you will find the Hemlock Stone, an outcrop of New Red Sandstone, deposited more than 200 million years ago in the Triassic Period.
The walk then heads east towards Wollaton Park. The park includes an exquisite Elizabethan mansion surrounded by acres of parkland, woodland, lakes, formal gardens and the deer park.
The final section takes you along the Nottingham Canal to the train station and the finish point.
To extend your walking in the city, head east along the river and visit Colwick Country Park and Holme Pierrepont Country Park. These two nice parks have waterside trails around a series of lakes and waterways.
The long distance Robin Hood Way and Erewash Valley Trail also pass through the city.