GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Somerset Cycle Routes

Somerset has many appealing options for the cyclist with a rolling hills and a beautiful coastline .
Highlights include the Exmoor National Park with its miles of peaceful moorland, the county town of Taunton with its lovely river and the splendid coastal scenery in the north.
You can also enjoy lots of great cycling in and around the city of Bristol. See our Bristol Cycle Routes page for more details.

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

Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Barnstaple to Tiverton47 miles (75 km)Follow National Cycle route 3 through Devon and Somerset from Barnstaple to Tiverton on the River Exe View Full Details>>
Bath to Chippenham26 miles (42 km)Follow National Cycle route 4 from Somerset into Wiltshire on this attractive water based ride. The route starts on Pulteney Bridge in Bath and follows the Kennet and Avon Canal and the River Avon to Bradford-on-Avon. From there you continue along the canal to Semington where you will turn north towards Melksham. From here a short on road section leads you back onto the River Avon which you will follow into Chippenham. View Full Details>>
Bath to Frome25 miles (40 km)Travel to the eastern tip of the Mendip Hills on National Cycle routes 4, 24 and 48. The route starts on Pulteney Bridge near the centre of Bath and follows National Cycle route 4 along the River Avon and the Kennet & Avon Canal before turning south west along National Cycle route 24 near Monkton Combe. You'll then follow a series of quiet roads and a dismantled railway line to Radstock. This section runs along the Wellow Brook and has views of the Midford Hills and Midford Castle. View Full Details>>
Bath to Longleat Safari Park28 miles (45 km)Follow NCN route 4 and the Wiltshire Cycleway through Somerset and Wiltshire to this popular tourist attraction View Full Details>>
Bath to Midsomer Norton17 miles (27 km)This ride follows NCN routes 4, 24 and 48 through some lovely Somerset scenery View Full Details>>
Bridgwater and Taunton Canal14 miles (22.5 km)Follow the towpath of the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal on this easy walk or cycle in Somerset. The multi user path runs for about 14 miles from the Bridgwater Marina to Firepool Lock next to the River Tone in Taunton. It's a great way to see the lovely countryside and pretty villages of lowland Somerset. The route follows National Cycle Route 3 making it a great option for families looking for a safe cycle ride or walkers looking for an easy stroll. Along the way there's lots of interesting lock structures and old bridges to look out for. At Mansel lock you will find a fascinating scale model of the sun with planets set along the towpath for six miles in both directions, demonstrating the scale of the solar system. There's also a series of nice pubs and cafes where you can enjoy refreshments. View Full Details>>
Bridgwater to Bristol56 miles (90 km)This is a long but largely flat ride through some beautiful countryside following National Cycle route 3 from Bridgwater to the busy city of Bristol View Full Details>>
Bridgwater to Burnham-on-Sea17 miles (27 km)Follow National Cycle route 33 from Bridgwater to Burnham-on-Sea on this pleasant ride through Somerset. View Full Details>>
Bridgwater to Chard34 miles (55 km)Starting in Bridgwater in Somerset on the View Full Details>>
Bristol and Bath Railway Path16 miles (26 km)This lovely cycle or walk takes you along a disused railway line with its series of charming stations. Starting in the historic city of Bristol you will pass through Staple Hill, Mangotsfield and then Warmley where the station platform contains a cafe - perfect for a stop for refreshments. View Full Details>>
Bristol to Portishead11 miles (17 km)Travel along the River Avon and through the stunning Avon Gorge on this ride from Bristol to the Somerset coast. View Full Details>>
Bristol to Trowbridge30 miles (48 km)This lovely largely traffic free route takes you along National Cycle route 4 from Bristol to Bath and Bradford-on Avon before finishing in Trowbridge. View Full Details>>
Burnham to Weston9 miles (15 km)Follow National Cycle Network Route 33 from Burnham-on-Sea to Weston-Super-Mare on this lovely coastal ride. The route runs along the beach to Brean before following the River Axe into Weston. It's about a 9 mile ride on fairly flat, mostly traffic free paths. View Full Details>>
Castle Cary to Glastonbury21 miles (33 km)This ride follows National Cycle route 26 from Castle Cary to Glastonbury along quiet country roads. View Full Details>>
Dorchester to Castle Cary40 miles (65 km)Follow National Cycle route 26 north from the lovely town of Dorchester through Sherborne to your destination of Castle Cary in Somerset View Full Details>>
Festival Way6 miles (10 km)This largely traffic free route runs along National Cycle Network Route 33 from Bristol to Nailsea. View Full Details>>
Gillingham to Frome19 miles (31 km)This route follows National Cycle routes 25 and 24 from Dorset to Somerset View Full Details>>
Glastonbury to Cheddar21 miles (33 km)This route starts in Glastonbury and follows National Cycle route 3 to Cheddar via the cathedral city of Wells View Full Details>>
Great Wood Quantocks2 miles (3 km)Enjoy miles of cycling and walking trails in this large area of woodland in the Quantocks. There is a red waymarked walking trail starting from the main car park which takes you to Ramscombe on good footpaths. The area has fine trees including ancient oaks, Majestic Douglas firs and Sitka spruce. There are also lovely streams and grassy glades to enjoy a picnic in. Look out for a variety of wildlife including red and roe deer, nightjar and sparrowhawk. View Full Details>>
Ham Hill Country Park5 miles (8 km)Explore the 390 acres of parkland located at this delightful country par near Yeovil in Somerset. The Mendip Hills, Blackdown Hills, Quantock Hills and Dorset Downs can alll be viewed from Ham Hill on a clear day. The park is centred on an Iron Age hill fort while there is also war memorial to the dead of the nearby village of Stoke-sub-Hamdon killed during the two World Wars. View Full Details>>
Holford3 miles (5.5 km)This lovely Quantocks village has some nice walks to try through the surrounding woodland and countryside. Just to the south of the village is a large area of woodland with a myriad of tracks and paths to try. The bridleways are also good for mountain bikers. View Full Details>>
Ilfracombe to Minehead39 miles (62 km)Travel through Devon and Somerset along Regional route 51 and enjoy the splendid countryside and coastal views of Exmoor. 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>>
Pedal Around Porlock6 miles (10 km)This short circular ride takes you on a tour of the countryside around this pretty Somerset village. The route follows a series of quiet, leafy, country lanes passing through Allerford and Luccombe on the way. There are splendid views across the moors, woodlands and coast of Exmoor to enjoy on this varied ride. View Full Details>>
Rowberrow Warren3 miles (5.5 km)Enjoy miles of mountain bike trails and walking trails in these woods near Cheddar. You can start from the village of Rowberrow, just north of Shipham. Just head east from the village and you can pick up the bridleways and tracks through the woods. It's an attractive area with shady clearings, streams and interesting flora and fauna to look out for. View Full Details>>
Sherborne to Somerton26 miles (42 km)This route starts at Sherborne Abbey in Dorset and then follows National Cycle route 26 north to Castle Cary before heading west along the South Somerset Cycle Route to Somerton in Somerset View Full Details>>
South Somerset Cycle Route - Castle Cary to Langport19 miles (30 km)This route follows part of the South Somerset Cycle route - an 80 mile ride around this beautiful part of the country. View Full Details>>
South Somerset Cycle Route - Ilminster to Yeovil24 miles (38 km)This route follows part of the South Somerset Cycle route- an 80 mile ride around this beautiful part of the country. View Full Details>>
Staple Fitzpaine Herepath13 miles (21 km)This is a shared cycle and walking bridleway which forms a loop around Staple Fitzpaine in the beautiful Blackdown Hills AONB. View Full Details>>
Strawberry Line (Yatton to Chard)11 miles (18 km)This splendid walk and cycle path runs along a former railway line that used to transport strawberries from Cheddar. View Full Details>>
Tiverton to Bridgwater39 miles (62 km)Travel from Devon into Somerset on this lovely largely traffic free ride along National Cycle route 3 View Full Details>>
Two Tunnels Greenway11 miles (18.5 km)This is a super, shared cycling and walking path making use of a disused railway path through Bath and the surrounding countryside. The path takes you through Bath and then on into some splendid Somerset countryside before following the Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath and the River Avon back into Bath. View Full Details>>
Warminster to Frome11 miles (18 km)Follow National Cycle route 24 from Wiltshire into Somerset on this ride through the splendid Longleat Estate. The ride passes through woodland and then the deer park, with Longleat House stately home another highlight. With 900 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland cycling through Longleat is a wonderful experience. View Full Details>>
Weston to Brean7 miles (11 km)This lovely coastal cycle ride runs along National Cycle Network Route 33 from Weston-Super-Mare to Brean Down. The route was opened in 2017 and runs for just under 7 miles from the seafront in Weston to the beautiful natural pier at Brean Down. It's quite a flat route, using a nice surfaced footpath with a moderate climb onto the down towards the end. Highlights on the route include nice views of the Mendip Hills and a waterside section along the River Axe. There's also a lovely run along Brean Sands and fabulous views from the hill top where the route finishes. View Full Details>>
Wimbleball Lake7 miles (12 km)Enjoy cycling and walking trails around this large lake on Exmoor. There is a super walking trail running around the perimeter of the lake. You'll enjoy long waterside sections, many peaceful woodland trails and views of the River Haddeo. This route is the round the lake walk but there are also a number of cycle trails with cycle hire available too. The three well surfaced trails are great for riders of all abilites. The easy green graded trail runs for just over a mile adjacent to the lake. It's perfect for families looking for a safe traffic free ride. View Full Details>>
Yeovil Country Park3 miles (4.5 km)This park, also known as Nine Springs Country Park, is situated in Yeovil, near the town centre. You will see rivers, lakes, waterfalls, open grassland, woodland and a children's play area as you pass through the 127 acres of the park. There are splendid views of the Dorset Hills and an abundance of wildlife with water voles, kingfishers, green woodpeckers and otters visitors to the park. View Full Details>>
Yeovil to Sherborne10 miles (16 km)This short route follows NCN route 26 from Yeovil in Somerset to Sherborne in Dorset View Full Details>>

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