GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

National Cycle Route 62

209 miles (336 km)

Travel from Fleetwood on the Lancashire coast to Selby in North Yorkshire on this 208 mile Sustrans cycle route.
Route highlights include the traffic free section along the reservoirs on the popular Longdendale Trail near Glossop. You can enjoy some splendid Peak Districtscenery around here.
There's also a lovely flat coastal run to the famous Blackpool tower at the start of the route.
The route is coincident with the epic Trans Pennine Trail which includes long off road sections.
Below is a list of day rideable cycle routes along route 62. Scroll down further for a video and the gpx file.

Cycle Routes on National Cycle Route 62

National Cycle Route 62 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

National Cycle Route 62 Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The route links up with National Cycle Route 56 in Liverpool. The signed Sustrans route runs from the city of Chester to Liverpool, passing the famous Albert Docks and Sefton Park on the way. The route could be used to extend your ride.
In Southport the route links with the Pier To Pier Cycle Route. This will take you along National Route 562 to Wigan Pier via Burscough, Appley Bridge and the easy flat towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Fleetwood ferry terminal - geograph.org.uk - 3489088

Fleetwood ferry terminal at the start of the route

Blackpool Tower - geograph.org.uk - 1522047

Blackpool Tower. A view of the famous tower on this nice surfaced coastal section of the route.

Information sign on Longdendale Trail - geograph.org.uk - 619898

Information sign on Longdendale Trail. Behind is Bottoms reservoir and the village of Tintwistle. Longdendale is the name given to the upper valley of the River Etherow. The trail follows the line of the old Manchester - Sheffield line originally opened in 1845 by the Sheffield, Ashton-Under-Lyne and Manchester Railway. Closed to passengers in 1970 and freight in 1981.

Southport Marine Lake - geograph.org.uk - 1070439

Southport Marine Lake

National Cycle Network 62 Liverpool Loop Line 3

National Cycle Network 62 Liverpool Loop Line

Penistone Viaduct - geograph.org.uk - 3045286

Penistone Viaduct

National Cycle Network Route 62 - geograph.org.uk - 3031985

Trans Pennine Trail, Tameside

Selby - Park Street - The Crescent - geograph.org.uk - 520578

Selby

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

National Cycle Route 62.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)