Cycle Routes and Walking Routes
Cycle Maps and Walking Maps
We now have over 600 cycle routes on the site, covering the whole of the UK's National Cycle Network in England, Scotland, and Wales
There is also a new walking routes section with all of the UK's National Trails - over 2500 miles of walking and cycling to enjoy
You can use the links below to view a list of created cycle routes organised by county. Each route is available for download in a number of different formats and a google map accompanies 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
| Latest Walking Routes
|St Mary's Coast Path - Isles of Scilly||9 miles (14 km)||Follow the beautiful coast path around St Mary's - the largest of the Isles of Scilly. You will pass lovely beaches, picturesque harbours and rocky clifftops as you make your way around the island's perimeter.|
|Hollingworth Lake||2 miles (3 km)||Enjoy a lovely walk around this 130 acre reservoir in Littleborough. There is some beautiful scenery surrounding the lake and a nature reserve with a bird hide. You can also try kayaking and windsurfing on the lake with equipment available for hire. |
The Rochdale Way walking route passes through the park so there is scope for continuing your walk
|Hilbre Island||4 miles (7 km)||Visit this beautiful island and nature reserve off the coast of West Kirby and enjoy some fabulous coastal scenery. |
The three tidal islands lying at the mouth of the Dee Estuary - Little Eye, Middle Eye and Hilbre are designated as the Hilbre Islands Nature Reserve. You can access the islands by foot from West Kirby at low tide. The safest route to is to start from the slipway at Dee Lane, next to the Marine Lake in West Kirby, walk towards Little Eye, keeping it on your right. As soon as you pass Little Eye turn right and continue on the sand passing Middle Eye on your left. Between Middle Eye and Hilbre take the rough track over the rocks towards the small tidal pool. Once off the rocks turn left towards the gate at the south end of Hilbre. Do not cross direct to Hilbre Island, and do not cross from Hoylake. You must check the tide tables before you go and leave the island 3 hours before high water so you have plenty of time to get back to the mainland.
The islands are fantastic for wildlife with an abundance of wildfowl and waders visiting the estuary. Grey seals can be seen swimming around the island most days and whales and dolphins have also been spotted.
|Haigh Hall Country Park||2 miles (3.5 km)||Enjoy a walk around this large country park near Wigan. The walk includes a stretch along the Leeds - Liverpool canal and through peaceful woodland.|
There's 250 acres to explore with magnificent views across the Douglas Valley to the Welsh Hills. There is also a miniature steam railway track around the grounds.
|Etherow Country Park||4 miles (6 km)||Enjoy a stroll along the River Etherow and around the large reservoir in this pretty country park near Marple and Stockport. The park also includes a mill pond, woodland and the 32 acre Compstall Nature Reserve. |
The Etherow Goyt Valley Way and the Goyt Way walking routes run through the park so there is scope for continuing your walk on these trails.