Welcome to GPS Cycle and Walking Routes
There are also over 2000 walking routes including all of the National Trails, most of the UK's long distance trails, easy waterside routes on our Canal Walks, challenging climbs on our Mountain and Hill Walks and exhilirating cliff top trails on the Coastal Walks. You can also see a collection of walks in your area on the Walks Near Me page.
You can use the links below to view a list of cycle and walking routes organised by county. Each route is available for download in a number of different GPS formats with a google map and Ordnance Survey map accompanying each route so you can see where you'll be heading.
Many of the routes follow the National Cycle Network (NCN) routes with the number of the route(s) followed specified in the description.
All the routes come with a fantastic photgraphic aerial view of the route with points of interest and photographs
Cycle Routes in England
|County||No. Routes||County||No. Routes|
|Hertfordshire||25||Isle of Wight||2|
|Tyne and Wear||19||Warwickshire||17|
Walking Routes in England
|County||No. Routes||County||No. Routes|
|Isle of Wight||17||Kent||97|
National Parks, AONB and Other Regions Walking Routes
Latest Walking Routes
|Gelt Woods||6 miles (9 km)||Follow the River Gelt through Gelt Woods Nature Reserve, on this delightful walk near Brampton, Cumbria. There's pretty bluebells in the spring, the running waters of the river and lots of wildlife to look out for in the shady woods.|
You can start your walk from the car park at Low Gelt Bridge and then head south along the river to Middle Gelt Bridge and High Gelt Bridge. It's just under 3 miles to High Gelt so about 6 miles there and back.
As you make your way through the first section of the woods, look out for the rock with an inscription carved by a Roman soldier in the early part of the 3rd Century.
The woods are located just a mile to the west of Talkin Tarn Country Park. This is a great place to extend your walk with nice footpaths to follow around the large glacial tarn.
|Hatton Locks||5 miles (8 km)||This circular walk visits a flight of 21 locks located on the Grand Union Canal in Hatton, Warwickshire. The locks run for nearly 2 miles just to the west of the city of Warwick. The route takes you along the canal and then into the surrounding countryside and woodland.|
The walk starts from the parking area in Hatton and follows a footpath a short distance to the canal. You then head east along the towpath before turning south and heading into the countryside. Follow the footpaths and country lanes to Hampton on the Hill before turning west across Grove Park.
The route skirts the edge of Whitehill Wood and then turns north past Hatton Country World. The attraction includes a number of retailers housed in old farm buildings and a family entertainment area with farm animals and an adventure playground.
Shortly after you return to the canal and follow the locks back to the car park. After your walk you can enjoy refreshments at the canal-side cafe which has waterside outdoor seating.
To extend your walking in the area you could follow the canal towpath west and visit Shrewley and Rowington, where you can pick up the Heart of England Way long distance trail. This can be followed to the nearby Baddesley Clinton where there's some nice footpaths to follow around the lakes, parkland and woodland on the estate.
This walk start from Hatton but you could also start from Warwick and follow the canal west for a couple of miles to reach the locks.
|Hebden Bridge Canal Walk||6 miles (9 km)||Enjoy a waterside walk from Hebden Bridge to Sowerby Bridge along a lovely section of the Rochdale Canal. Along the way there's pretty locks, old mills and nice views of the Upper Calder Valley countryside.|
It's about a 5.5 mile walk along a flat towpath so suitable for all abilties. In Sowerby Bridge you can catch a train direct to Hebden Bridge or return on foot if you prefer.
The walk starts in the pretty Calder Holmes Park near the train station and Hebden Bridge Visitor and Canal Centre. You then head east, passing the villages of Mytholmroyd and Luddendenfoot before arriving at Sowerby Bridge. Here you will find Sowerby Bridge Wharf, the terminal basin of the Calder & Hebble Navigation, and its interchange with the Rochdale Canal. There's some attractive buildings here with a nice pub, two restaurants and a coffee shop, for refreshments.
To extend your walking in the area you can try our Hebden Bridge Circular Walk which explores the area around the town on a number of waymarked footpaths.
You could also continue your waterside walking along the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal to Brighouse.
|Chorley Canal Walk||4 miles (6 km)||Enjoy a waterside walk from Chorley to Adlington along a pleasant section of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. It's about a 4 mile walk so perfect for an afternoon stroll.|
You can pick up the canal just to the east of the town centre. Then follow it south through Cowling and Heath Charnock before finishing at the pretty Adlington marina.
The walk can be extended by continuing south toward Standish and Worthington Lakes, where there are three reservoirs and a nature reserve.
Heading north along the canal will take you towards Blackburn.
You could also continue your waterside walking by heading to Anglezarke Reservoir, just to the east of the canal.
|Chester Canal Walk||20 miles (32 km)||Follow the route of the old Chester Canal on this waterside walk in Cheshire. The canal route runs for about 20 miles from Chester to Nantwich, passing Waverton, Beeston Castle, Tiverton and Barbridge. Along the way there are lots of pretty locks, nice villages, historic old mills and great views of the countryside of the Cheshire Plain.|
The walk starts at the Chester Canal basin, on the Wirral Line of the Ellesmere Canal, at Raymond Street, near the junction with the River Dee. The basin is located just to the north west of the city centre. You follow the canal east along the city walls, passing the Grade I listed Northgate and Phoenix Tower before coming to Great Boughton.
The next stage takes you through Christleton, where there is a large grade II listed mill building, which was once steam powered and includes bays in the right gable from which boats were loaded.
The canal then meanders through the villages of Waverton and Tiverton. Just before you arrive at Tiverton there's the option of taking a short detour south along the Sandstone Trail to Beeston Castle. You can climb up to the ruins of the 13th century castle and enjoy wonderful views over the Cheshire Plain.
You continue to the Bunbury Staircase Locks, Calveley and Barbridge where you pass Hurleston Reservoir before arriving at Hurleston Junction where the Llangollen Canal terminates and meets the Shropshire Union Canal main line.
The final section runs from Barbridge to the market town of Nantwich where you will pass the Nantwich Aqueduct. At the Nantwich basin there is a pretty marina and Dorfold Hall, a grade I listed mansion, built in 1616 for Ralph Wilbraham.
To extend the walk you can continue south along the Shropshire Union Canal to Audlem. There's also the option of picking up the Crewe and Nantwich Circular Walk. The waymarked long distance trail explores the countryside and villages surrounding the two towns.