GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Wiltshire Cycle Routes

Wiltshire is an interesting and attractive county with plenty to see and do for the cyclist.
The main highlights in the county are the Kennet and Avon Canal with its cycle friendly towpaths, and of course Salisbury with it's glorious cathedral.

Also check out the Wiltshire Cycleway with 168 miles of cycling through lovely countryside including the beautiful Avon Valley with its fine river and Salisbury plain with the famous ancient stone circles of Stonehenge.

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


Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
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 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>>
Biss Meadows Country Park4 miles (7 km)Enjoy a peaceful riverside walk or cycle along the River Biss in this lovely country park in Trowbridge. The park has a series of nicely laid out paths so makes for a nice traffic free cycle or walk. Biss Meadows is located very near Trowbridge town centre so is easily accessible. There's also a variety of wildlife with herons and Kingfishers visitors to the park. 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>>
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>>
Chippenham to Calne Railway Path6 miles (10 km)This is a nice easy cycle or walk along the disused railway path from Chippenham to Calne View Full Details>>
Chiseldon and Marlborough Railway Path9 miles (14 km)This is a nice easy cycle or walking route along the now disused Chiseldon and Marlborough Railway. View Full Details>>
Chiseldon Timberland Trail4 miles (6.5 km)This short easy cycle or walk trail runs from Swindon to Chiseldon along the old Swindon to Marlborough railway line. View Full Details>>
Coate Water Country Park3 miles (5 km)This is a short circular walk around the delightful Coate Water Country Park in Swindon. The walk begins at the car park and takes you around the 70-acre lake and through the wildflower meadows. The park is a great place to bird watch with Herons, Shags and Grebes among the visitors to the lake. Also look out for deer and foxes in the wildflower meadows. The park also has a Ranger Centre and Information Point and a pitch and putt. View Full Details>>
Cotswold Water Park10 miles (16.5 km)This fabulous attraction has numerous waterside cycling and walking paths taking you around the park's 150 lakes. There are 40 square miles to explore within the water park but with the Thames Path National Trail and National Cycle Network route 45 running through the park there is great scope for continuing your exercise along these trails (bike hire is available in the park). There is a wide variety of wildlife to see too - look out for otters, water voles and beavers. 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>>
Gillingham to Warminster21 miles (33 km)This route follows NCN route 25 from Dorset to Wiltshire View Full Details>>
Grovely Wood6 miles (9 km)Enjoy cycling and walking trails in this large area of woodland near the Wiltshire village of Great Wishford. 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>>
Lydiard Country Park2 miles (3.5 km)Located on the edge of Swindon is this splendid park with 260 acres of lawns, woodlands and pasture for visitors to walk or cycle through. Here you will find the beautifully-restored State Rooms of Lydiard House, with its original furnishings and portrait gallery. There is also an ornamental fruit and flower Walled Garden and a children's play area. 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>>
Marlborough to Swindon26 miles (42 km)Follow regional routes 20 and 26 from Marlborough to Swindon through some lovely Wiltshire countryside. View Full Details>>
North Wiltshire Rivers Route25 miles (40 km)This is a an excellent, largely off road, cycling and walking path that runs along National Cycle route 4 from Melksham to Avebury. It takes you to historic towns and villages, along delightful rivers and through some splendid Wiltshire countryside. View Full Details>>
Ridgeway Circular Walk - Aldbourne11 miles (18 km)This circular route on the Wiltshire Downs explores the area around the village of Aldbourne. It's a 12 mile route on broad tracks which is also suitable for cyclists. The tracks are waymarked with 'Ridgeway Circular Route'. There's lovely rolling countryside with great views and some moderate climbs. Look out for a wide variety of flora and fauna on the attractive chalk downland. Wildlife includes deer, hares and birds such as skylarks and meadow pipits. In the summer butterflies can be seen around the widlflowers growing on the hills. View Full Details>>
Salisbury Off Road Explorer31 miles (50 km)This circular route follows a series of excellent off road tracks around Salisbury. Most of these trails are quite stony so a hybrid or mountain bike is advised. View Full Details>>
Salisbury to Romsey19 miles (31 km)Follow National Cycle route 24 from Wiltshire into Hampshire on this pleasant route. The route starts near the centre of Salisbury and heads east into the countryside on quiet roads. There is then a pleasant stretch along the River Dun leading to the National Trust owned Mottisfont Abbey. View Full Details>>
Salisbury to Southampton33 miles (53 km)Follow National Cycle routes 24 and 23 from Wiltshire into Hampshire on this pleasant route. The route starts near the centre of Salisbury and heads east into the countryside on quiet roads. There is then a pleasant stretch along the River Dun leading to the National Trust owned Mottisfont Abbey. View Full Details>>
Salisbury to Stonehenge12 miles (20 km)Starting in Salisbury head north to Salisbury Plain along National Cycle route 45 and enjoy the unusual atmosphere at famous Stonehenge. View Full Details>>
Salisbury to Swindon53 miles (86 km)This ride takes you through the heart of Wiltshire along NCN route 45 with the famous Stonehenge as a major route highlight View Full Details>>
Salisbury to Warminster17 miles (28 km)This ride follows National Cycle route 24 along quiet country roads from Salisbury to Warminster. View Full Details>>
Savernake Forest6 miles (9.5 km)This large area of woodland is located near Marlborough in the North Wessex Downs AONB. View Full Details>>
Swindon to Cirencester19 miles (30 km)This route follows National Cycle route 45 from Wiltshire to Gloucestershire taking you through a lovely part of the Cotswolds. The route starts in Swindon Old Town and follows an off road cycle path into the countryside. A dismantled railway line takes you to Cricklade before more off road paths take you through Cotswold water park - the UK's largest water park with 133 numbered lakes. View Full Details>>
The Golden Way7 miles (11 km)A circular cycling route around the city of Salisbury. The waymarked trail visits Salisbury Cathedral, Milford, Lavistock, Bishopdown and Old Sarum. The route uses a mixture of quiet roads, bridleways, traffic free cycle paths and country lanes. There are nice views of the surrounding Wiltshire countryside and of the River Avon and the River Bourne. 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>>
Trowbridge to Marlborough40 miles (65 km)Follow National Cycle route 4 from Trowbridge to Marlborough on this waterside ride. Much of the ride follows the Kennet & Avon Canal passing through Devizes and Wooton Rivers before the final stretch takes you through the expansive Savernake Forest to Marlborough on the River Kennet. 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>>
Warminster to Salisbury24 miles (38 km)This route starts at Warminster train station and soon joins the Wiltshire Cycleway Wylye Valley route at Sutton Veny View Full Details>>
Wessex Ridgeway Trail62 miles (100 km)Follow the Wessex Ridgeway Trail and enjoy specatular views of the Dorset countryside on this shared walking and cycling path. View Full Details>>
West Woods4 miles (7 km)This large area of woodland near Marlborough has miles of hard surfaced cycling and walking trails to try. It's nice for an easy family cycle and there are more challenging tracks for mountain bikers. Walkers can also enjoy various waymarked trails and an easy access route. The woods consist of a beautiful plantation of beech trees with carpets of bluebellsin the spring. View Full Details>>
Wiltshire Cycleway-Bradford-on-Avon to Mere28 miles (45 km)This is the first section of the Wiltshire Cycleway which runs for 160 miles through some of the most beautiful countryside in the county. View Full Details>>
Wiltshire Cycleway-Malmesbury to Bradford on Avon25 miles (40 km)This is the fifth and final section of the Wiltshire Cycleway which runs for 160 miles through some of the most beautiful countryside in the county. View Full Details>>
Wiltshire Cycleway - Great Bedwyn to Malmesbury35 miles (57 km)This is the fourth section of the Wiltshire Cycleway which runs for 160 miles through some of the most beautiful countryside in the county. View Full Details>>
Wiltshire Cycleway - Mere to Salisbury31 miles (50 km)This is the second section of the Wiltshire Cycleway which runs for 160 miles through some of the most beautiful countryside in the county. View Full Details>>
Wiltshire Cycleway - Salisbury to Great Bedwyn32 miles (51 km)This is the third section of the Wiltshire Cycleway which runs for 160 miles through some of the most beautiful countryside in the county. View Full Details>>

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