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

Wakefield Canal9 miles (14 km)*
Paddington Canal13 miles (21 km)*
Healey Nab4 miles (6 km)****
Cann Woods3 miles (5 km)***
Hodgemoor Woods2 miles (3 km)**
Bignor Hill7 miles (11.2 km)***

Walking Routes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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Latest Walking Routes

Barnoldswick Canal Walk7 miles (12 km)Enjoy an easy waterside walk along the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal on this route in Lancashire and Yorkshire. The route runs from the village of Barnoldswick to Gargrave along a pretty section of the canal, with nice open views of the surrounding countryside most of the way. It's just over 7 miles so will probably take around 2-3 hours.
The walk starts on Skipton Road which crosses the canal, just to the east of the town centre. From here you can access the canal towpath on some steps. Follow it north towards the pretty Greenber Field Locks and Greenber Field Bridge.
You continue towards East Marton, crossing the Lancashire/Yorkshire border as you go. The final section takes you through Bank Newton, before finishing in Gargrave.
The walk can be extended on the Skipton Canal Walk which will take you to the popular town of Skipton from Gargrave. Here you can try our Gargrave Circular Walk and explore the area around the village.
If you head south along the canal you can visit Foulridge Reservoir where there's a nice trail running around the perimeter of the water. It's located just a few miles to the south near Colne.
Grassington Circular Walk5 miles (8 km)A lovely circular walk around Grassington, taking you along the River Wharfe to the village of Hebden before climbing into the countryside above the town. Along the way there's pretty weirs, waterfalls and fabulous views over Wharfdale from the high points.
Starting in the town centre you head west to the river where you pick up the Dales Way long distance trail. Follow the trail east past Linton Falls to the stepping stones and suspension bridge where you cross the river. The route then follows the waters of Hebden Beck into the little village of Hebden. It's about the halfway point on the walk, so a nice place to stop for refreshments.
After leaving the village you follow High Lane west through some lovely countryside. This section climbs to a height of nearly 800ft so there's great views to enjoy here. If you wish you can head north to Garnshaw House and Edge Top to go even higher.
At the end of High Lane you descend back into Grassington where the route finishes.
To extend your walking in the area you can try our alternative Grassington Walk which takes you up to the lovely Grimwith Reservoir.
You could also continue south along the Dales Way and visit the wonderful Bolton Abbey where there's some nice trails to follow around the atmospheric ruins of a 12th-century Augustinianmonastery.
Skipton Circular Walk11 miles (17.5 km)This long circular walk around Skipton makes use of the Leeds Liverpool Canal and the long distance Dales High Way to take you on a tour of the area. It's a varied route with some easy waterside walking followed by a challenging hill climb on the southern edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside.
Starting in Skipton the route first heads west along the canal towpath toward Gargrave. Just before you reach the village you turn north to Ray Bridge Hill and the village of Flasby. This section passes Eshton Bridge with nice views of the pretty Eshton and Flasby Becks.
The next section climbs towards Flasby Fell and then on to the notable Sharp Haw Fell which rises to a height of 357 metres (1,171ft). From here there are terrific views over the canal, the Aire valley, Gargrave,Skipton, Wharfedale and Malhamdale. The bridleway across the fell is also great for cyclists.
After taking in the views you descend to Tarn Moor before returning to the town. The final section takes you past the medieval Skipton Castle and along the canal to the finish point.
To extend the walk you can explore the grounds of the castle and Skipton Woods where there are nice trails along the Eller Beck.
In Gargrave you can try our circular walk and link up with the Pennine Way long distance trail.
Filey to Bridlington Walk18 miles (29.5 km)A splendid coastal walk from Filey to Bridlington on the East Yorkshire coast. There's wonderful cliff top views, miles of beaches, interesting rock formations and beautiful bays. The route also passes the wonderful Bempton Cliffs and Flamborough Head, two of the best places in the country for coastal wildlife.
Starting on the sea front head south along Filey Bay and the Filey beaches towards Primrose Valley. You'll pass the lovely Hunmanby Sands before coming to the villages of Reighton and Speeton.
The next stage through Bempton Cliffs is a real highlight of the walk. The RSPB Nature Reserve is considered the best place in England to watch seabirds. Look out for Puffins, Gannets, Kittiwakes, Guillemots and Razorbills as you make your way along the spectacular cliffs.
After leaving Bempton Cliffs the trail continues south east towards Flamborough Head. Here you will find towering white chalk cliffs, coves, caves, pretty bays and the oldest surviving lighthouse in Britain.
The route then turns west heading towards the village of Sewerby where you will find the Grade I listedGeorgiancountry house of Sewerby Hall. You can visit the hall and enjoy the splendid 50 acre landscaped gardens if you have time.
The final section takes you from Sewerby to Bridlington, passing along the beach before finishing at the pier. After exploring the popular seaside town you can get the train directly back to Filey.
Aberystwyth to Borth Walk5 miles (8 km)This is a lovely coastal walk from the town of Aberystwyth to the village of Borth along a section of the Ceredigion Coast Path. Borth is located about 5 miles north of the town with a nice footpath taking you along the beaches and cliffs. There's some moderate climbs along the way so a reasonable level of fitness is required. From the cliff tops there are fantastic views down to Aberystwyth and along the coast.
The walk starts by the pier on the sea front of Aberystwyth, near to the train station. You then head north past Constitution Hill, a wonderful viewpoint with a large Camera Obscura giving a bird's eye view of 1000 square miles of countryside and coast.
The route continues along the cliff top path to Clarach Bay, where you can stop for refreshments at the cafe. Here you'll also find a lovely beach and views of the Afon Clarach which runs into the bay.
The path then climbs above Clarach Bay to Wallogwhere you will pass an attractive shinglespitnamedSarn Gynfelyn.
The final section takes you past the cliffs of Craig y Delyn before descending into the pretty resort of Borth. Features in the village include a nice sandy beach and an ancientsubmerged forestvisible at low tide along the beach. There's also a train station so you can return to Aberystwyth very easily.
To extend the walk continue north along the coast path to the Dyfi National Nature Reserve. The reserve includes lovely beaches, lots of wildlife, views of the Afon Leri and a visitor centre.

Useful Links

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