GPS Cycle and Walking Routes



Welcome to GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

We now have nearly 1000 cycle routes on the site, covering the whole of the UK's National Cycle Network in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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 Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

WalesScotlandNorthern Ireland

National Parks & AONB Cycle Routes

Park/AONBPark/AONB
Brecon BeaconsCotswolds
Lake DistrictLoch Lomond
New ForestPeak District
South Downs

Latest Cycle Routes

Grand Central Walk Rugby7 miles (11 km)*
Swindon21 miles (34 km)***
Plym Valley Trail7 miles (12 km)**
Churnet Valley5 miles (7.5 km)*
St Andrews Cycle Path9 miles (15 km)**
South Coast Cycle Route165 miles (265 km)***

Walking Routes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

WalesScotlandNorthern Ireland

Rest of the World

Ireland

Latest Walking Routes

Blockley13 miles (21 km)This walk explores the Cotswolds countryside to the south of the pretty village of Blockley. It uses the North Cotswold Diamond Way and Heart of England Way long distance trails to create a circular walk from the village. On the way you'll visit two of the highlights of the area at Batsford Arboretum and Sezincote House. There's also some nice woodland trails and a visit to the villages of Condicote and Bourton on the Hill.
Ilmington11 miles (17 km)This walk from Ilmington makes use of three waymarked trails to create a fine circular route through the countryside surrounding the Cotswolds village. You'll follow sections of the Warwickshire Centenary Way, the Monarch's Way and the Cotswolds Link on this 10 mile tour of this lovely area of the Cotswolds.
Hambleden5 miles (8.2 km)This pretty Buckinghamshire village is nicely positioned for exploring the Chiltern Hills on foot. It's also a short walk from the River Thames where you can enjoy some nice easy waterside walking. This circular route takes you down to the river before visiting the village of Medmenham. On the way there's nice countryside views, riverside paths and some peaceful woodland sections too. The walk runs for just over 5 miles on fairly flat paths, with a moderate climb toward the end.
River Soar7 miles (11 km)This lovely circular waterside walk takes you along both sides of the River Soar in the city centre of Leicester. It's a lovely area for a stroll with 2 beautiful parks and the Grand Union Canal to visit as well.
Paper Mill Lock2 miles (3.5 km)Enjoy an easy stroll along the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation on this circular waterside walk from Paper Mill Lock. The area is particularly picturesque with the popular Paper Mill Lock tea rooms making an ideal start and finish point to the walk. Head west along the river from here and you will soon pass a reservoir before coming to a footpath which heads south to Little Baddow Hall. This beautiful timber-framed hall, dates back to the 14th-15th century, and stands directly opposite the parish church of St Mary the Virgin. You can follow a footpath east from here, back through the countryside to Coleraines. Turn north here and follow the road back to the lock.
Iffley Lock and Meadows Walk1 miles (2 km)This circular walk takes you around the pretty Iffley Lock and Meadows next to the River Thames in Oxford.
Western Heights Dover3 miles (4.5 km)This walk explores a fascinating series of forts, strong points and ditches located in Dover. The forts were created during the 18th and 19th centuries to protect the key port of Dover from both seaward and landward attack. There are good footpaths to follow around the elevated site which includes nice views towards Dover Castle and the North Downs.
Hothfield Common1 miles (2 km)This area of common land is located near Ashford in the Kent Downs AONB. The area is also nature reserveconsisting of Kent's last four valley bogs and one of its few remaining fragments of open heath with patches of acid grassland. It is criss crossed with some nice marked footpaths and covered with interesting flora including heather,cross-leaved heath, dwarf and commongorse, heath spotted-orchid. You can start your walk from the public car park on the eastern end of the site, off the A20 road. From here you can pick up the colour coded trails taking you west towards the bogs. On the way look out for birdlife such as Yellowhammers, White Throat and Willow Warblers. You can also see the Konik horses which are used to graze the Heathlands in order to keep down invasive vegetation like bracken and silver birch.
Birkenhead Park2 miles (3.2 km)This large town in Merseyside is located on theWirral Peninsula, along the west bank of theRiver Mersey, opposite the city ofLiverpool. The town includes a significant public park which is a great place for an easy stroll. There's lakes, woodland and pretty gardens to visit on a series of surfaced footpaths. Birkenhead Park is the first publicly funded park in the UK. It is also notable as the inspiration for the most famous urban park in the world – Central Park in New York.
Hoylake to West Kirby Walk3 miles (5.5 km)This walk takes you along a lovely stretch of coast between Hoylake and West Kirby on the Wirral Peninsula. The route runs for just over 3 miles using a section of the Wirral Circular Trail.

Useful Links

LinkDescription
River Thames Walk and CycleInformation on walking and cycling on the Thames Path National Trail