GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Shropshire Cycle Routes

Shropshire is a beautiful county and is well worth exploring by bicycle. One of the main attractions in the county is the River Severn which has many cycling sections to enjoy.

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You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Shropshire 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 Shropshire including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Bishop Bennet Way32 miles (52 km)The Bishop Bennet Way is a shared walking and cycling path running from Beeston in Cheshire to Wirswall on the Shropshire borders. View Full Details>>
Eastridge Woods5 miles (8 km)These expansive woods have miles of excellent mountain bike trails to try. The woods are located next to the village of Snailbeach, about 9 miles from Shrewsbury. There's a black trail (severe) and a red trail (difficult) so there's much to enjoy for the experienced rider. Features include tough climbs, natural drops, rocks and very steep descents. This cycle route starts from Snailbeach but you could also start from the car park on the eastern side of the woods. View Full Details>>
Hopton Woods4 miles (6.5 km)This large forest in Shropshire is a popular place for mountain bikers. For cyclists there is a blue graded moderate route on nice wide paths. It is suitable for most riders although there are some moderate climbs and descents. There is also a challenging, red graded route called the Pearce XC. This has some tough climbs and exciting descents. Both trails provide excellent views of the surrounding countryside and are very popular with local riders. For experienced mountain bikers there are three downhill, black graded trails. These have steep descents and jumps so are really only suitable for seasoned bikers. View Full Details>>
Jack Mytton Way68 miles (110 km)This is a splendid walk or mountain bike ride through Shropshire from Cleobury Mortimer to Llanfair Waterdine. It passes through the splendid Long Mynd in the Shropshire Hills AONB. There's also wonderful views of the Severn Valley and its accompanying heritage railway. View Full Details>>
Kerry Ridgeway15 miles (24 km)This is an exceptionally beautiful walk or cycle through Powys and then into Shropshire. View Full Details>>
Kidderminster to Bridgnorth28 miles (45 km)This route follows NCN routes 54 and 45 from Worcestershire into Shropshire View Full Details>>
Llwybr Ceiriog Trail23 miles (37 km)A circular walk or cycle through the beautiful Ceiriog Valley. The trail visits the pretty villages of Bronygarth and Pandy and contains some challenging climbs. The views of the River Ceiriog and the hills of the Ceiriog Valley are a stunning reward for your efforts though. View Full Details>>
Ludlow to Shrewsbury51 miles (82 km)This challenging ride takes you through the Shropshire countryside and along the Welsh - English border with splendid views of the Shropshire Hills AONB for most of the ride. View Full Details>>
Montgomery Canal35 miles (56 km)Enjoy easy waterside cycling and walking along the Montgomery Canal through Powys and Shropshire. The whole of the route can be walked while cyclists can enjoy the section from Newtown to Welshpool along National Cycle Network route 81. It's a great ride and suitable for families and people of all abilities. View Full Details>>
Nesscliffe Hill Country Park1 miles (2 km)Enjoy woodland trails, heather covered hills and wonderful views over the Shropshire countryside and Welsh hills in this country park near Shrewsbury. Other features in the park include an Iron age hill fort and Kynaston's cave - a cave hewn into the sandstone, said to have been the hideout of medieval outlaw Humphrey Kynaston. It's a lovely area for walking and cycling with waymarked trails to follow through the woodland. View Full Details>>
Oswestry to Whitchurch28 miles (45 km)This route starts in Oswestry near the Welsh border and follows signed regional cycle routes and National Cycle route 45 to Whitchurch via Ellesmere. The route is not too challenging and takes place mainly on quiet country roads. View Full Details>>
Radnor Forest Ride62 miles (100 km)A shared walking and cycle path that runs from Llanfair Waterdine on the English-Welsh border to the Brecon Beacons Visitor Centre. View Full Details>>
Sabrina Way203 miles (327 km)This route is part of the National Bridleroute Network and primarily designed for horse riders but can be used by walkers and cyclists also. The trail starts at the deer park at Great Barrington and heads north to Hartington. The route passes through the Cotswolds, the Malvern Hills, the Wyre Forest and Cannock Chase Forest, before finishing in the Derbyshire Peak District. For cyclists a mountain bike or hybrid is advised. View Full Details>>
Severn Valley Country Park2 miles (2.5 km)This 126-acre riverside park consists of woodland, meadows and riverside banks with views of theRiver Severn. The park has several lovely waymarked trails while National Cycle Network Route 45 also runs through the park. Features in the park include a lake with a bird hide, a woodland walk along a boardwalk and a delightful riverside path. There is also an informative visitor centre and picnic areas. View Full Details>>
Shrewsbury Canal3 miles (5 km)This cycling and walking trail follows the route of the Old Shrewsbury Canal from the centre of Shrewsbury to Haughmond Hill at Uffington. View Full Details>>
Shrewsbury to Telford28 miles (45 km)Follow National Cycle routes 81, 45 and 55 through Shropshire on this pleasant ride. The ride starts near the train station in Shrewsbury and soon joins the Shropshire Way which takes you along the River Severn and National Cycle route 81 to Upton Magna. The route then follows National Cycle route 45 along country roads with regular views of the river and a short stretch through Attingham Park. This is a good place to stop for a break and see the the mansion and deer park. View Full Details>>
Shrewsbury to Wellington16 miles (25 km)This short route starts in Shrewsbury by the Kingsland Bridge on the River Severn, following NCN route 81 to Wellington View Full Details>>
Shrewsbury to Welshpool28 miles (45 km)Follow NCN route 81 on this challenging route which takes you from Shropshire and over the border into Wales View Full Details>>
Shrewsbury to Whitchurch31 miles (50 km)This route starts in Shrewsbury by the Kingsland Bridge on the River Severn, first following National Cycle route 81 and then National Cycle route 45 to Whitchurch in North Shropshire.
Aside from the start which follows the River Severn along the Shropshire Way the route is mainly on quiet country roads. View Full Details>>
Stafford to Market Drayton28 miles (45 km)This route follows National Cycle route 55 and local signed cycle routes from Stafford to Market Drayton via Newport.
The route starts near Stafford centre on the National Cycle route 55 and follows a dismantled railway before a series of quiet signed country roads takes you through Newport and on to Market Drayton in Shropshire. View Full Details>>
Telford and Ironbridge Circular14 miles (22 km)This lovely circular route starts in Telford and follows the off road Silkin Way south to Ironbridge on the River Severn View Full Details>>
Whitchurch to Chester36 miles (58 km)This route starts by the railway station in Whitchurch and follows National Cycle route 45 through Shropshire and into Cheshire View Full Details>>
Wolverhampton to Telford22 miles (35 km)This route follows National Cycle route 81 through the West Midlands to Shropshire View Full Details>>

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