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||99|
National Parks, AONB and Other Regions Walking Routes
Latest Walking Routes
|Otterton Mill from Budleigh Salterton||5 miles (8.5 km)||Follow the lovely footpath along the River Otter from Budleigh Salterton to the village of Otterton on this easy walk in East Devon.|
The walk starts on the seafront in Budleigh Salterton before heading east to the River Otter and the Otter Estuary. The lovely estuary consists of a variety of habitats including salt marsh, reed beds, low-lying meadows and pastureland. It's also a nature reserve and a great place for bird watching. Look out for birds including cormorant, redshank, common sandpiper and curlew.
You then follow the river path north for about 2 miles to Otterton. It's an attractive little village with a green, thatched cottages and a pretty stream running through it.
The historic mill is in a lovely location by the river and is open to visitors for free. Here you can experience the ancient traditions of flour milling and bread baking stretching back hundreds of years. There's also a bakery, cafe-restaurant, local food shop, gift and craft shop and an art gallery to see.
After exploring the mill the route then heads south along the eastern side of the river, using a shared cycle and walking path. After passing Otterton Park and The Warren, you cross the river and return to Budleigh Salterton.
|Jurassic Coast||110 miles (177 km)||Walk the entire length of the spectacular Jurassic Coast on this epic route in south west England. The UNESCO World Heritage Site runs for 95 miles from Exmouth in Devon to Old Harry Rocks in Dorset.|
The walk uses a section of the South West Coast Path visiting a series of pretty villages and beautiful beaches with fascinating geological rock formations along the way.
The walk starts in Exmouth and heads east along the River Exe Estuary to Orcombe Point and the lovely Sandy Bay.
The next stage takes you to Budleigh Salterton, where you head through the Otter Estuary Nature Reserve, before turning north to Sidmouth. From here you head to Seaton, passing a very popular section of the path from Branscombe to Beer. Around here there are some fantastic cliff tops including the stunning Hooken Cliffs, a Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site.
At Seaton you pick up the Undercliff Walk to take you to Lyme Regis. You'll pass through the Undercliff National Nature Reserve where there is a wide variety of interesting flora and fauna to look out for. The stretch of coast is of high geological significance containing rocks from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. It's also botanically diverse with species rich chalk grassland, holm oak, rhododendron, orchids and laurel.
The next section takes you from Lyme Regis to Golden Cap, passing the pretty village of Charmouth on the way. This section is popular with fossil hunters and includes the Charmouth Heritage Centre where you can see fossil collections and learn all about the geology of the Jurassic Coast. The Golden Cap Estate is another major highlight of the route with a high point standing at a height of 191 metres (627 ft), providing spectacular coastal views. The estate also includes some lovely woodland trails and a wide variety of flora and fauna to look out for.
You continue past Bridport to Burton Bradstock where you reach the western end of Chesil Beach. The unusal pebble beach runs for 18 miles with a series of beautiful lagoons on one side and the sea on the other. You'll pass Abbotsbury, before coming to Weymouth where there are fine views of the Isle of Portland.
From Weymouth you continue past the Osmington White Horse to another route highlight at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Here you find two of the Jurassic Coast's most spectacular natural features. At Lulworth you can enjoy views of a beautiful sheltered bay enclosed almost in a circle and formed 10,000 years ago by the combined forces of a river and the sea. Next to the cove you will pass the West Lulworth Heritage Centre which contains a museum about the coast and the village. Near the cove the route passes Durdle Door, a spectacular natural limestone arch with an adjacent beach and caves.
The next stage takes you to the Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve at Kimmeridge where you pick up the Kimmeridge Bay to Chapman's Pool Walk. In the marine reserve you can explore the beach where there are a number of rock-pools with a variety of marine wildlife. Chapman's Pool is another photogenic spot with a delightful cove just to the west of Worth Matravers on the Isle of Purbeck.
The route continues to the popular seaside resort of Swanage where you will pass the lovely Durlston Country Park. From here it's just a few miles to the finish point at Old Harry Rocks. The three striking chalk formations mark the most easterly point of the Jurassic Coast. The rocks are thought to be named after Harry Paye, the infamous Poole pirate. His ship would lay in wait for passing merchant ships, using the rocks as cover.
|Sidmouth to Ladram Bay||3 miles (4.5 km)||This walk visits a beautiful secluded bay and the wonderful sea stacks at Ladram Bay on the Jurassic Coast. It's a short walk of just under 3 miles from the town of Sidmouth, but there is a fair climb to Peak Hill and High Peak which stands at a height of 157 metres (515 ft). From the high points there are stunning views down the coast in both directions.|
The route starts on the seafront in Sidmouth and follows the coast path west past the lovely Sidmouth Beach. You then climb to the photogenic High Peak with its partially eroded cliff face, with four rock strata. The area is geologically significant with the base of the cliffs dating from the Triassic Period about 220 Million years ago. The deposits in the centre of the cliff face are from the Mercia Mudstone Group and were formed about 200 Million years ago.
The trail passes through a small woodland area at High Peak before descending to Ladram Bay. Here you will find the striking sandstone sea stacks in a lovely bay with a small beach. The 'Otter Sandstone' that forms the cliffs and sea stacks were deposited in hot dry climates in the Triassic Period about 220 Million years ago.
|Sidmouth to Beer||7 miles (12 km)||This walk follows a section of the wonderful Jurassic Coast from the town of Sidmouth to the village of Beer in Devon. It's a popular coastal walk running for about 8 miles along an undulating path. There's lovely cliff top views, attractive beaches and interesting geological features to see on the path. Also look out for Exmoor Ponies on the way!|
Starting on the front in Sidmouth head east, crossing the River Sid. You then pass the lovely Salcombe Hill Cliffs and Chapman's Rocks before coming to Dunscombe Cliffs. You may see Exmoor Ponies and lots of butterflies fluttering around the wide variety of wildflowers you can find in this area.
The route continues past Salcombe Regis to Weston Mouth, an isolated shingle beach which can be reached by a footpath. Shortly after you come to the popular village of Branscombe where there's a nice beach and three National Trust properties; The Old Bakery, Manor Mill & Forge.
You continue to Beer passing the photogenic Hooken Cliffs. A slump in the Chalk cliffs in 1790 separated a 10-acre tract of land, now a wooded and sheltered habitat with chalk pinnacles on the seaward side. It's reached via a steep footpath leading from the clifftop to Branscombe Beach. The route finishes in the pretty seaside village of Beer, where there are lovely views over Seaton Bay and Lyme Bay with a nice shingle beach and lots of fishing boats.
|Lyme Regis to Golden Cap||5 miles (7.3 km)||Follow the coastal path from Lyme Regis to the splendid Golden Cap Estate on the Jurassic Coast. It's about a 4.5 mile walk from the town to the estate with beaches, cliffs, river views and some lovely countryside to enjoy on the way.|
Starting on the front in Lyme Regis head east along the beach to Charmouth. You'll pass the cliffs at Black Ven and the Spittles which are a well known fossil hunting spot. Check the tide times before you start along the beach. If it's coming in it's best to follow inland paths to Charmouth. In the village visit the fascinating Charmouth Heritage Centre where you can see fossil collections and learn all about the geology of the Jurassic Coast.
After exploring the village continue east, crossing the River Char on the footbridge. You then climb up to the cliffs of Cain's Folly where you pick up a section of the South West Coast Path. This takes you along Broom Cliff before climbing to the trig point in the Golden Cap Estate. The high point stands at a height of 191 metres (627 ft), providing spectacular coastal views. The estate also includes some lovely woodland trails and a wide variety of flora and fauna to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for rare orchids, wildflowers, haymeadows and unusual fungi in the woodland areas.