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 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 Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

WalesScotlandNorthern Ireland

National Parks & AONB Cycle Routes

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

Latest Cycle Routes

Ridgeway Circular Walk - Aldbourne11 miles (18 km)***
Holford3 miles (5.5 km)**
Mynydd Du Forest8 miles (13 km)***
Liverpool Loop Line10 miles (16 km)*
Rowberrow Warren3 miles (5.5 km)**
Torside Reservoir4 miles (6 km)***

Walking Routes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

WalesScotlandNorthern Ireland

Latest Walking Routes

Bleaklow11 miles (17 km)This challenging walk takes you to Bleaklow Head and Bleaklow Stones near Glossop, in the Peak District National Park. The elevated largely peat covered,gritstonemoorland, is popular with walkers.
The walk starts from the car park at Torside Reservoir and follows the Longdendale Trail along the water before picking up the Pennine Way to Torside Clough. The climb continues past Sykes Moor to the 633m (2,077ft) summit of Bleaklow Head. Here you will find a huge cairn of stones and wonderful views across GreaterManchester,Lancashire, Cheshire, theHope Valley,Holme Moss,Emley MoorandYorkshire. Footpaths continue east to the interesting geological formations at Bleaklow Stones.
An alternative route is to go via Wildboar Clough and its lovely waterfalls although this does require some scrambling. This is shown in the video below.
Old Sarum Castle1 miles (1.5 km)Visit the site of the earliest settlement ofSalisbury on this fascinating walk in Wiltshire. Here you can see the exposed foundations of the former cathedral and climb the mighty ramparts for splendid views of the surrounding Wiltshire Plains. There's 29 acres of beautiful rare grass chalkland to explore on a number of good footpaths. Look out for butterflies and kestrels, which can often be seen hovering over the outer bailey.
The Old Sarum Way long distance footpath runs past the site so you can pick this up to extend your walk.
You can virtually explore the site using the google street view link below!
Stow on the Wold5 miles (8 km)The picturesque Cotswolds town of Stow-on-the-Wold has a number of popular long distance trails running through it. You can use these to make a nice circular walk visiting the surrounding countryside and villages.
The walk starts in the centre of Stow-on-the-Wold and follows the Gloucestershire Way to Upper Swell where there is a reservoir and a small Norman church dating from the 12th century. You then head south to Lower Swell along the Heart of England Way. It's a very pretty little village with the River Dikler, a nice village green and several mellow stone cottages.
The route continues south to Hyde Mill before turning east along the Macmillan Way to Maugersbury. Country lanes then return you to Stow-on-the-Wold.
If you would like to extend the walk then you can head south west along the Gloucestershire Way at Hyde Mill to The Slaughters. Here you can enjoy a lovely walk between Lower Slaughter and Upper Slaughter along the River Eye.
Salisbury Circular Walk2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a stroll around the grounds of the famous cathedral before exploring the surrounding rivers, gardens and streets of this famous Wiltshire city.
This three mile circular walk starts at the cathedral before heading to Mompesson House where you will pass Queen Elizabeth Gardens on the River Avon. These lovely gardens were opened in the 1960s to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. They are a real highlight of the city with majestic lawns, beautiful flower beds, streams and riverside paths. There's also a sensory garden and great views back to the cathedral.
From the park you can pick up the Town Pathleading south west across the lovely HarnhamWater Meadows to the Old Mill. It's a special place with lots of different types of pretty wildflower and wildlife such as egrets, kingfishersand otters to look out for. At the Old Mill you will find a picturesquemill pond and weir with a pub for refreshments.
The walk then heads to Harnham where there is a short woodland section before crossing the river and returning to the cathedral.
It's easy to extend your walking in the area by picking up one of several long distance trails which run through the city. You could pick up the Avon Valley Path around Harnham and follow it south through the countryside towards Odstock and Downton.
Another good option is to follow the Clarendon Way east to Clarendon Palace. It's about a 2 mile walk through farmland and woodland to the fascinatingmedieval ruined palace. The palace has an interesting history being used as a royal residence by Henry II, Henry III and Henry VI.
Just to the north of the city you will find the earliest settlement ofSalisbury, Old Sarum Castle. Here you can see the exposed foundations of the former cathedral and climb the mighty ramparts for great views of the surrounding countryside.
Cotswold Way Circular Walk - Chipping Campden10 miles (16.5 km)This splendid circular walk uses the Cotswold Way and the Donnington Way to explore the countryside and landmarks surrounding the Cotswold villages of Chipping Campden and Broadway. It's a great one to try if you are staying in either of these villages as it uses well maintained waymarked footpaths to take you to such highlights as Broadway Tower Country Park and Dover's Hill. The route runs for just over 10 miles taking you through some beautiful Gloucestershire and Worcestershire countryside.
The walk starts in Chipping Campden and climbs to Dover's Hill on the Cotswold Way. It's a lovely start to the walk with tremendous views from the 754 feet (230 metres) hill summit. On a clear day you can see as far as the Black Mountainsof South Wales and theLong Myndin Shropshire.
The route then heads south west along the Mile Drive to Broadway Tower. The splendid tower is the second highest point in the Cotswolds with views as far as the Welsh Mountains and the Buckinghamshire countryside. You can further explore the country park which includes red deer and woodland trails.
After leaving the park you head to the village of Broadway. The picturesque village is known as the 'Jewel of the Cotswolds' with its pretty Green, lined with redchestnuttrees andCotswold limestonebuildings, dating from the 16th century. It is roughly the half way point on the walk so it's a nice place to stop for refreshments.
From Broadway you head north to Willersey. This is another attractive village with a nice duck pond and a 17th century inn. It is not a tourist hub so remains largely unspoilt.
The final section heads east through Saintbury back to Dover's Hill before descending into Chipping Campden.

Useful Links

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