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 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

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National Parks & AONB Cycle Routes

Park/AONBNo. RoutesPark/AONBNo. Routes
Cotswolds11Lake District19
New Forest8South Downs10

Latest Cycle Routes

Baildon Moor2 miles (3 km)***
Esholt Woods2 miles (4 km)**
Loch Lubnaig9 miles (15 km)**
Queen Elizabeth Forest Park3 miles (5 km)*
Silton Forest5 miles (8 km)**
Settle Loop10 miles (16 km)****

Walking Routes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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Latest Walking Routes

River Aire47 miles (76 km)Follow the River Aire from Leeds to Malham Tarn on this splendid long distance walk through the Yorkshire Dales.
The walk starts in Leeds city centre, near to the train station and follows the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the River through the city. You'll pass the picturesque ruins of Kirkstall Abbey set in a public park on the northern bank of theRiver Aire.
You continue through the woodland of Kirkstall Forge and Calverley Woods before passing the villages of Apperley Bridge and Esholt.
Gargrave6 miles (9.5 km)This circular walk explores the countryside and canals surrounding this popular village in the Yorkshire Dales. The route makes use of the Pennine Way and the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to create a 6 mile round walk. It's a fairly gentle route with little climbing and splendid views of the surrounding Yorkshire Dales hills. You can start and end the walk from the centre of the village which is accessible by train or bus.
The area around Gargrave is fantastic for walking and cycling. You could head to Barnoldswick by heading south along the canal or visit the splendid Malham Tarn Estate by heading north along the Pennine Way.
You can also enjoy walk along the River Aire by following the Airedale Way which passes through the village.
Glen Finglas11 miles (18 km)Enjoy a walk along Glen Finglas Reservoir and Finglas Water on this lovely walk in the Trossachs. The glen consists of miles of attractive woodland trails, open heathland, rushing streams, waterfalls and challenging hill climbs. There's lots of wildlife to look out for including red deer, golden eagles and black grouse.
You can park at the Glen Finglas car park to start your walk. From here you can pick up the waymarked trail to the reservoir. It follows the River Turk north before heading along the eastern side of the lake to Finglas Water.
To extend your walk you can climb further into Glen Meann on the Mell trail. The circular trail runs for 15 miles and is suitable for mountain bikes and walkers.
The cycling and walking trail along Loch Venachar and Loch Drunkie is also just to the south of the Glen.
If you head west then you can visit Loch Achray and Loch Katrine.
Horseshoe Falls Llangollen1 miles (1 km)Enjoy a stroll along the River Dee to these lovely falls on this short walk in Denbighshire. It's a really beautiful spot with a 460 feet (140m)long distinctively shapedweir surrounded by attractive woodland. You can park at the car park by the river and then follow a nice surfaced footpath to the falls. It's a short waterside walk along the river and canal, running for about half a mile.
You can virtually explore the footpath leading from the car park to the falls using the google street view link below!
To extend your walking in the area you could enjoy a waterside walk along the Llangollen Canal or explore the countryside around the town on the Llangollen Round.
Melincourt Falls1 miles (2 km)Enjoy a short walk to these pretty falls from the little village of Resolven in the heart of the Vale of Neath. It's about a one mile walk from the car park in the village to thespectacular 80 feet high waterfall. The route follows the St Illtyd's Walk long distance footpath through some attractive oak woodland. It's a lovely spot with carpets of bluebells in the spring and the rushing waters of the Melincourt Brook.
The Neath Canal runs past Craig Nedd near the start point for this walk. To extend your walking in the area you can pick up the towpath and enjoy a waterside walk to Glynneath.
There's also miles of trails in Rheola Forest to the east of Resolven.

Useful Links

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