GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Berkshire Cycle Routes

Berkshire is a fine choice for cyclists that enjoy beautiful scenery and cycling near water. The main highlights of the county are the waterbased rides along the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath and the River Thames.

There is also some beautiful countryside and the famous town of Windsor with its iconic castle and Great Park.

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 Berkshire 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 Berkshire including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Andover to Newbury21 miles (34 km)Follow National Cycle routes 246 and 4 from Hampshire into Berkshire on this attractive route. View Full Details>>
Basingstoke to Reading24 miles (38 km)This route takes you along NCN route 23 from Hampshire into Berkshire View Full Details>>
Bisham Woods2 miles (3 km)These woods near Marlow have some nice walking trails to try. Bisham Woods actually consists of several woods including Quarry Wood, Fultness Wood and Inkydown Wood. The area covers nearly 400 acres and are considered 'the richest ancient woods in Berkshire'. There's lots to see with bluebells, beechwoods, ponds, woodland orchids and some climbs with great views over the Chilterns and Marlow. Other features in the wood include anice house constructed in the 1760’s and Bisham Quarry which provided the stone for Windsor Castle. View Full Details>>
Bradford-on-Avon to Hungerford50 miles (80 km)Follow National Cycle route 4 from Bradford-on-Avon to Hungerford via Chippenham and Avebury on this route through the countryside.
Highlights include a stretch through Avebury site of the ancient stone circles and the pretty village of Calne (below). Also look out for the famous Cherhill White Horse also pictured below. View Full Details>>
Bucklebury Common3 miles (5 km)This large area of common land in Berkshire covers 350 hectares (860 acres). It consists of heathland and broadleavedwoodland of oak, ash and beech. There are miles of public footpaths and bridleways suitable for cycling. Other features include 12 ponds, several greens and a variety of flora and fauna. View Full Details>>
Dorney Lake4 miles (6 km)This purpose-built rowing lake in Buckinghamshire has a traffic free National Cycle Network trail running past it on one side and the Thames Path on the other. As such you can make a circular walking trail using these two trails or a linear ride from Eton Wick to Dorney Reach if you are on your bike. The lake was used as the rowing venue for the 2012 Olympics in London. View Full Details>>
Jubilee River6 miles (10 km)Follow the Jubilee River path from Maidenhead to Eton on this waterside walk or cycle on the border of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. It's a delightful, peaceful trail with the gentle river surrounded by attractive woodland and countryside. The river path follows National Cycle Route 61 for most of the way. View Full Details>>
Kennet and Avon Canal76 miles (122 km)The Kennet and Avon Canal runs from the Thames at Reading to Bath. It's great for easy cycling with nearly all of the canal open to cyclists. Several sections have a nice wide, surfaced towpath making it ideal for families or anyone looking for a nice traffic free ride. On the way you'll enjoy lovely views of the Somerset, Berkshire, and Wiltshire countryside, passing through a series of pretty villages and the beautiful Vale of Pewsey. There's also several nice canalside pubs where you can stop for refreshments and rest your legs. View Full Details>>
London to Windsor39 miles (63 km)This long cycle ride runs along National Cycle Route 4 from West London to Windsor in Berkshire. The route runs for about 40 miles on a series of minor roads, riverside paths with plenty of traffic free sections to enjoy. Highlights on the route include long stretches through Richmond Park and Windsor Great Park. View Full Details>>
Marlborough to Reading43 miles (70 km)This lovely ride takes you along National Cycle route 4 from Marlborough in Wiltshire to Reading in Berkshire via Newbury & Hungerford.
Much of the ride is traffic free with a long attractive stretch along the Kennet and Avon Canal and a lovely run through Savernake Forest at the start. View Full Details>>
Reading to Maidenhead17 miles (27 km)This ride takes you along NCN route 4 from Berkshire into Surrey View Full Details>>
Reading to Oxford35 miles (56 km)Travel along NCN route 5 from Reading in Berkshire and on through Oxfordshire to the famous university town View Full Details>>
Reading to Windsor31 miles (50 km)Travel along NCN route 4 from Reading to Windsor View Full Details>>
The Ridgeway43 miles (69 km)This is the cycle friendly opening 43 miles of The Ridgeway - one of the UK's National Trails. View Full Details>>
Three Downs Link102 miles (164 km)This is a walking and cycling path following bridleways through Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. The trail runs from Exton, in Hampshire, to Dean Hill, near Hungerford. You will pass through open chalk downland, along rivers and canals and through some pretty villages. View Full Details>>
Windsor Great Park8 miles (12.2 km)A circular cycle or walk around the beautiful Windsor Great Park in Surrey. The park includes 5,000 acres of parkland, which includes a Deer Park, lakes, avenues, gardens, woodland and open grassland. National Cycle Network route 4 runs right through the park while the Three Castles Walk runs along the Long Walk Avenue where there are fabulous views of Windsor Castle. Cyclists please note that cycles are not permitted on theLong Walk. View Full Details>>
Windsor to Putney34 miles (55 km)This fabulous cycle ride follows National Cycle route 4 from Windsor to Putney along the River Thames. View Full Details>>
Windsor to St Albans31 miles (50 km)This fairly flat route takes you along National Cycle route 6 from Windsor on the river Thames to the pretty Hertfordshire town of St Albans View Full Details>>

Your Submitted Routes

Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Breachwood to Windsor40 miles (65 km)***

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