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, Scotland, and Wales

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 and Scotland

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National Parks & AONB Cycle Routes

Park/AONBNo. RoutesPark/AONBNo. Routes
Brecon Beacons12Cotswolds11
Lake District19New Forest8
Peak District24South Downs12

Latest Cycle Routes

Cann Woods3 miles (5 km)***
Hodgemoor Woods2 miles (3 km)**
Bignor Hill7 miles (11.2 km)***
Broxtowe Country Park2 miles (2.5 km)*
Lady Canning's Plantation1 miles (2 km)***
Kilbroney Forest Park5 miles (8 km)***

Walking Routes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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Latest Walking Routes

Torquay to Brixham9 miles (14 km)This walk follows the South West Coast Path from Torquay to Brixham via Paignton. It's about an 8.5 mile walk with flat footpaths more most of the way. There's some moderate hill climbs as you approach Brixham and the option of extending the walk with a climb up to Berry Head Country Park if you have time.
On the way there's great views of the Torbay coast with a series of lovely beaches, coves and villages to enjoy.
The walk starts at Corbyn's Head on the sea front in Torquay, just a short stroll from the train station. You then head south to Hollcombe Beach and Paignton Sands which is a popular tourist spot with a pier and funfair.
The route continues to the pretty village of Goodrington where there'sa station on thePaignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway, awater park, three beaches, and a nice park with a boating lake.
The route continues south to the interesting Saltern Cove. The area is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of its diverse communities of intertidal plants and animals. It's also geoligically significant due to the limestone and sandstone present.
The next stage takes you past Broadsands Beach, another popular tourist spot. Here there are great views of theDartmouth Steam Railway, which crosses two Brunel viaducts near the area.
You continue around Churston Point to Elberry Cove where you will find a shingle beach surrounded by woodland and fields. The path proceeds along Churston Golf Course to Brixham Battery and the marina. Here you will find a replica ofthe Golden Hind,best known for her privateeringcircumnavigationof the globe between 1577 and 1580, captained bySir Francis Drake.
You can relax and finish the walk on the marina and enjoy refreshments at one of the nice eateries. If you still have some energy then a walk up to Berry Head Country Park is a good option. The path will take you past Shoalstone Point and Ash Hole Cavern to the headland. It's a fantastic place for wildlife with a large Guillemotcolony to look out for on the cliffs.
Torquay to Babbacombe6 miles (9.5 km)This is a popular coastal walk from Torquay to the lovely Babbacombe Downs. It's about a 6 mile hike along an undulating section of the South West Coast Path. The route is fairly flat but there are some moderate climbs so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Along the way there's wonderful cliff top views, pretty beaches and some nice woodland sections.
At Babbacombe you'll find theBabbacombe Model Village, a pretty cliff top green and the Babbacombe Cliff Railway which will take you down to the attractive Oddicombe Beach. You can either return the same way or catch the bus back to Torquay.
The route starts on Corbyn Beach in Torquay, just a short hop from the train station. You head east along a pretty stretch of the English Riviera, passing the Grand Hotel and the marina with its rows of boats and yachts. You continue past Meadfoot Beach to the headland at Hope's Nose. Here you will find an area of geological significance with limestone rocks, lots of fossils and great views.
From Hope's Nose you turn north to Black Head before passing along the lovely Babbacombe cliff top path with well laid out gardens and more great views.
To extend the walk you can continue north to Maidencombe and Teignmouth, where you can enjoy a riverside walk along the River Teign. If you head along the other coast you can visit Paignton and Brixham on the Torquay to Brixham Walk.
Also in Torquay is Cockington Country Park with its ornamental lakes, woodlands and formal gardens.
Dawlish Sea Wall2 miles (3 km)Follow the sea wall from Dawlish to Dawlish Warren on this lovely coastal walk. The sea wall runs right alongside the train line with the beach on the other side. It's about a 2 mile walk on a very flat section of the South West Coast Path, so ideal for a nice easy afternoon stroll.
The walk starts on the front in the seaside resort of Dawlish. The attractive town has a nice beach and a pretty park through which Dawlish Water flows. It's also known for itsblack swans, introduced from Western Australia, which live with other exotic waterfowl in a small urban sanctuary on Dawlish Water. The town is easily accessible with a train station on theExeter to Plymouth line.
The walk heads north east along the sea wall with views of the red sandstone cliffs which characterise the area.
At the end of the walk you will find the Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve which is an excellent place for birdwatching on the Exe Estuary. Here you can look out for little egrets, herons, kingfishers, reed buntings and peregrines.
The resort also has a number of nice cafes and restaurants for refreshments at the end of your walk.
There's great scope for extending your walk if you have time. You could pick up the Teignmouth and Dawlish Way and head through the countryside to the nearby town.
At Dawlish Warren you can pick up the Exe Valley Way and head north into Exter along the Exeter Canal and the River Exe.
Keswick Circular Walk5 miles (8 km)This circular walk from the popular town of Keswick takes you to some of the highlights of this beautiful area of the North Lakes. There's easy lakeside paths, woodland trails and climbs to the hills above Derwentwater. It's quite a challenging 5 mile walk but with great views over the lake from the high points.
The walk starts from the car park next to the tourist information centre and the theatre near the lake. From here you can pick up a footpath heading south along the lake to Friar's Crag. It's a gentle climb to a lovely viewpoint overlooking the lake. You'll also find a memorial to John Ruskin, the leading Englishart criticof theVictorian era.
Continue south along the lake to Calfclose Bay where you turn left and climb to Walla Crag. There's some nice woodland trails through Great Wood and splendid views towards Skiddaw from the 379m (1,243ft) high point of the fell.
The route then descends to Castlerigg with lovely views of the Brockle Beck in this area. Around here you also have the option of taking a short detour to the Castlerigg Stone Circle. It's a fascinating site which dates from 3,300 to 900 BC, during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages.
The final section of the walk takes you through Castlehead Wood where there is another nice viewpoint. You then pass Cockshot Wood and return to the finish point back at the car park. Here you can enjoy refreshments at the lakeside cafe which has outdoor seating and views towards the lake.
There's lots of great options for extending your walking in the town but the most popular is the climb to Catbells. It's about a 4 mile hike from the car park with views of the River Derwent and the surrounding fells. See the Catbells from Keswick Walk for full details.
Catbells from Keswick10 miles (15.5 km)Climb to one of the most popular hills in the Lake District on this wonderful walk from the town of Keswick. It's about 3.5 mile hike from the centre of town, using the Cumbria Way, the Allerdale Ramble and other public footpaths to take you to the summit. The direct path to the hill is fairly easy with a little bit of scrambling as you approach the summit. This longer loop returns via a lakeside path through Manesty Park and Brandelhow Park but you can easily return the same way if you prefer.
The walk starts in the town centre of Keswick on Main Street. Here you can pick up the Cumbria Way to cross the River Greta and head west to Stormwater Bridge. Here you turn south, crossing the river again and heading past Portinscaleto Fawe Park. Follow the woodland trails before climbing to Skelgill Bank and then on to the Catbells Summit at 451 metres (1,480ft). From here there are fabulous views over the nearby lakes of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite.
After taking in the views the route then descends to Manesty Park where you can pick up a nice lakeside trail. Follow this for about a 1.5 miles before picking up the same paths and returning to the town.
To extend your walking in the area head north from Derwent Bridge along the Allerdale Ramble to Bassenthwaite Lake.

Useful Links

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