Welcome to GPS Cycle and Walking Routes
There are also over 1000 walking routes including all of the national trails and most of the UK's long distance trails.
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||16|
Walking Routes in England
|County||No. Routes||County||No. Routes|
|Isle of Wight||15||Kent||76|
National Parks & AONB Walking Routes
|Park/AONB||No. Routes||Park/AONB||No. Routes|
|Exmoor||17||Forest of Bowland||12|
|Gower||9||Loch Lomond and the Trossachs||26|
|North Downs||12||North Pennines||12|
|North York Moors||32||Northumberland National Park||12|
|Peak District||81||Pembrokeshire Coast||26|
|Lake District||99||Yorkshire Dales||31|
Latest Walking Routes
|St James's Park||1 miles (2 km)||This park in central London is one of the finest and most popular parks in the capital. There are nice surfaced footpaths to follow around the large lake and through the park's attractive woodland. Look out for wildfowl on Duck Island and the resident St James's Park Pelicans. Other highlights include the splendid 20ft high Tiffany Fountain with Buckingham Palace behind it. You can also cross the Blue Bridge over the lake and enjoy fine views of Horse Guards Parade, Big Ben and the London Eye.|
The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk, the Jubilee Greenway and the Jubilee Walkway pass through the park so these are good options if you would like to extend your walking in the area. You can follow these long distance trails to the nearby Green Park, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. The park is also just a 5 minute walk from the River Thames where you can pick up the Thames Path.
Cycling is not permitted but there are bike parks at the eastern end of the park and several cycle routes pass the park. London Cycle Network Route 50 runs to the Mall along the northern side of the park. You can follow it to the park from Oxford Street and Mayfair. The Station's circular ride runs along Birdcage walk on the southern side of the park. This gives lovely views across the park from your bike.
You can virtually explore the park using the google street view link below!
|The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk||7 miles (11 km)||This 7 mile walk in the capital visits four splendid London parks. The lovely trail is dedicated to the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales who had strong associations with many of the sites on the walk. These include buildings such as Kensington Palace, Spencer House, Buckingham Palace, St. James's Palace, and Clarence House. |
The trail passes through Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park and St James's Park on a series of well laid out, surfaced footpaths. The paths are waymarked with ninety individual plaques, each of which has a heraldic rose etched in the centre. It's a wonderful way to explore several of London's best parks in an afternoon.
Highlights on the walk include the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, the beautiful Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park and views of Big Ben and the London Eye from Blue Bridge in St James Park. Also look out for the Pelicans in St James's Park.
The walk is in a figure of eight pattern so you could start and finish from any number of places. Hyde Park Corner, St James's Park Tube, Green Park Tube or the Serpentine car park in Kensington Gardens are all good options.
If you would like to extend your walk then you could pick up the Jubilee Greenway in Kensington Gardens and head north to Little Venice where you could follow the Regent's Canal to Regent's Park. At St James's Park you are very close to the River Thames where you could pick up the Thames Path and enjoy a riverside walk to the Houses of Parliament.
You can virtually explore the parks using the google street view link below!
|Hamble Common||1 miles (2 km)||This pretty area in Hamble-le-Rice has a waymarked trail to follow to ponds, heathland, oak woodland, meadow, salt-marsh, mudflats and a shingle beach. It's great for flora and fauna with purple moor-grass, rhododendrons and gorse. Look out for birds such as oystercatchers, turnstones, herons and ringed plovers around the mudflats and the creek.|
The Strawberry Trail and the Solent Way both pass the common so you could pick up these trails to extend your walk. Head west and you can visit Royal Victoria Country Park.
|Walsall Arboretum||2 miles (3 km)||This delightful arboretum has a series of good footpaths to follow around the site. There's 80 acres (32 ha) to explore with lakes, ponds and a waterside stroll along the pretty Hoor Brook. Look out for an extraordinary 10000 species of tree and shrub as you make your way through the area. The park also has an interesting history as one of the oldest parks in the borough, being originally opened in 1874. |
There's a car park at the south eastern end of the park off Broadway North. From here you can pick up the surfaced paths through the park to Hatherton Lake at the other end.
The park hosts a popular parkrun every Saturday morning at 9:00 am.
It's easy to extend your walk by visiting the nearby Park Lime Pits. The park incldues ponds, woodland, streams and over 300 species of plants. Here you can also pick up the Beacon Way long distance trail and enjoy a waterside walk along the Wyrley and Essington Canal.
Just to the north is the pretty Mill Lane Nature Reserve with ponds and the Ford Brook running through it.
Just to the west you will find the Walsall Canal where you can enjoy a walk or cycle along the towpath.
|River Hamble||2 miles (3 km)||Enjoy a lovely waterside walk along the River Hamble on this easy walk in southern Hampshire. The walk starts in the village of Warsash at the mouth of the River Hamble. Park at the car park on Shore Road and pick up the public footpath heading north along the river. It's a delightful trail, passing Bunny Meadows and Wendleholme Nature Reserve with views across the water to Hamble-le-Rice. The trail runs for just over two miles, finishing at Lower Swanick, opposite Bursledon. |
The Solent Way runs through Warsash so this is a good option if you would like to extend your walking in the area. You can pick up the path and enjoy views over Southampton Water.
You can also catch the ferry to Hamble-le-Rice and explore Hamble Common or follow the Strawberry Trail around the beautiful Hamble Valley.