GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bedfordshire Cycle Routes

Bedfordshire has many attractive options for the cyclist with several National Cycle Network routes passing through the county. Highlights include the Luton and South Beds Way with its long traffic free sections and the Grand Union Canal - ideal for a leisurely afternoon cycle.

Use the links to view full route information including elevation profiles, interactive maps and GPS downloads.
You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Bedfordshire Cycle Map>>

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Bedfordshire including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Aspley Woods3 miles (5 km)These 800 acre woods near Milton Keynes have some good mountain bike trails and miles of footpaths. View Full Details>>
Bedford to Sandy7 miles (12 km)This lovely route follows National Cycle routes 12 and 51 and the Bedford to Sandy way - an off road path perfect for walking or cycling. The ride is very flat with views of the Rivers Great Ouse and Ivel plus a spell through Priory Country Park the main highlights. View Full Details>>
Bletchley to Leighton Buzzard8 miles (13 km)Follow the Grand Union Canal Walk and National Cycle route 6 from Bletchley to Leighton Buzard on this pleasant short waterside ride.
The route passes a series of pretty locks and the villages of Stoke Hammond and Leighton-Linslade as you follow the towpath along the canal. There are train stations at Bletchley and Leighton Buzzard for easy access. View Full Details>>
Clay Way11 miles (18 km)A lovely walk or cycle through the Forest of Marston Vale along the West Bedfordshire Clay Ridge . You start at Bromham, on the River Great Ouse, and head to Cranfield, passing through Hanger Wood, Astey Wood and Stagsden as you go. The final section then runs from Cranfield to Ridgmont Railway Station passing Holcott Wood, Brogborough Lake and Brogborough Hill. View Full Details>>
Harrold Odell Country Park3 miles (5 km)This park has two pretty lakes set in 144 acres of country park. It is located between Bedford and Northampton on the River Great Ouse near the villages of Harrold and Odell in Bedfordshire. You will find river meadows, a nature reserve, two picturesque lakes and a range of managed habitats. There is also free parking and refreshments in the Tea-Zels Cafe. View Full Details>>
Luton to Leighton Buzzard17 miles (28 km)Follow National Cycle route 6 through Bedfordshire on this attractive route known as the Luton and South Beds Way. The route starts by Luton rail and soon passes through Wardown park with its attractive lake and the Luton Museum & Art Gallery. View Full Details>>
Milton Keynes to Bedford25 miles (40 km)Follow National Cycle route 51 from Buckinghamshire into Bedfordshire on this pleasant route. View Full Details>>
Priory Country Park3 miles (4.2 km)Explore 360 acres of lakes, meadows and woodland, in this park situated on the river Great Ouse in Bedford View Full Details>>
Rowney Warren Wood2 miles (4 km)These woods in Bedfordshire have walking trails, a BMX trail and mountain bike trails to try. In one half of the woods you will find the cycling trails and in the other peaceful woodland footpaths. There's good facilities as well with a good sized car park, picnic areas and a cafe. View Full Details>>
Rushmere Country Park3 miles (5.5 km)Explore 400 acres of lakes, ancient woodland conifer plantations, meadows and heath in this country park in Leighton Buzzard. The park has numerous pleasant walking trails and a number of family cycle routes but a cycling permit is required for the trails in the park (see the link below for more information). View Full Details>>
Stewartby Lake Country Park4 miles (6.5 km)Also known as Millennium Country Park, this lovely area covers over 500 acres and includes woodland, grassland, meadow, lakes and wetland habitats. View Full Details>>

Your Submitted Routes

Route NameDistanceDifficulty
The Three Shires Way37 miles (60 km)***

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