Welcome to GPS Cycle and Walking Routes
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 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||97|
National Parks & AONB Walking Routes
Latest Walking Routes
|Garstang Canal Walk||3 miles (5 km)||A circular walk around the Lancashire town of Garstang, taking in the Lancaster Canal, Greenhalgh Castle and the River Wyre. It's a lovely area with waterside trails and great views towards the countryside and hills of the Forest of Bowland AONB.|
Starting at the High Street car park in the centre of town head east to the River Wyre where you can follow a footpath south to the canal. Follow the canal east before picking up countryside trails towards the ruins of Greenhalgh Castle. Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby had the castle built in 1490 to provide defence for his estates around Garstang.
After passing the castle the route returns to the river where a short stroll takes you back to the car park.
There's several good options for extending your walking in the Garstang area. You could pick up the Forest of Bowland Walk and enjoy a long circular route around this stunning area.
Part of this route uses a section of the Wyre Way long distance trail. Following the trail south will take you towards Churchtown and St Michael's on Wyre.
You could also continue along the Lancaster Canal towpath. Following it north will take you to Galgate, while following it south takes you towards Preston.
|Swindon Canal Circular Walk||5 miles (7.5 km)||A nice circular walk around Swindon, visiting the Wilts and Berks Canal, the Old Town Railway Path, Lawns Park and Queen's Park. It's about a 5 mile walk with waterside trails, nature reserves and nice views of the surrounding countryside.|
You can pick up the canal towpath in the Kingshill area of Swindon, just a short distance from the tourist information centre and the train station.
Follow the canal south west until you come to the Rushy Platt Nature Reserve on the River Ray. Here you can pick up the Old Town Railway Path and follow the shared cycling and walking trail east to Lawns Park. The pretty park has some nice footpaths through woodland and around a lake. See the video below for an aerial view of the park.
After exploring Lawns Park you head past Queen's Park which also has a nice lake and a diverse range of ornamental trees and shrubs. Shortly after you pass the tourist information centre and return to the canal.
You can extend your walking in the Swindon area by heading to Stanton Country Park or Mouldon Hill Country Park where there are some nice cycling and walking trails to try.
You could also enjoy a climb to Liddington Hill for great views over the surrounding area.
|Gelt Woods||6 miles (9 km)||Follow the River Gelt through Gelt Woods Nature Reserve, on this delightful walk near Brampton, Cumbria. There's pretty bluebells in the spring, the running waters of the river and lots of wildlife to look out for in the shady woods.|
You can start your walk from the car park at Low Gelt Bridge and then head south along the river to Middle Gelt Bridge and High Gelt Bridge. It's just under 3 miles to High Gelt so about 6 miles there and back.
As you make your way through the first section of the woods, look out for the rock with an inscription carved by a Roman soldier in the early part of the 3rd Century.
The woods are located just a mile to the west of Talkin Tarn Country Park. This is a great place to extend your walk with nice footpaths to follow around the large glacial tarn.
|Hatton Locks||5 miles (8 km)||This circular walk visits a flight of 21 locks located on the Grand Union Canal in Hatton, Warwickshire. The locks run for nearly 2 miles just to the west of the city of Warwick. The route takes you along the canal and then into the surrounding countryside and woodland.|
The walk starts from the parking area in Hatton and follows a footpath a short distance to the canal. You then head east along the towpath before turning south and heading into the countryside. Follow the footpaths and country lanes to Hampton on the Hill before turning west across Grove Park.
The route skirts the edge of Whitehill Wood and then turns north past Hatton Country World. The attraction includes a number of retailers housed in old farm buildings and a family entertainment area with farm animals and an adventure playground.
Shortly after you return to the canal and follow the locks back to the car park. After your walk you can enjoy refreshments at the canal-side cafe which has waterside outdoor seating.
To extend your walking in the area you could follow the canal towpath west and visit Shrewley and Rowington, where you can pick up the Heart of England Way long distance trail. This can be followed to the nearby Baddesley Clinton where there's some nice footpaths to follow around the lakes, parkland and woodland on the estate.
This walk start from Hatton but you could also start from Warwick and follow the canal west for a couple of miles to reach the locks.
|Hebden Bridge Canal Walk||6 miles (9 km)||Enjoy a waterside walk from Hebden Bridge to Sowerby Bridge along a lovely section of the Rochdale Canal. Along the way there's pretty locks, old mills and nice views of the Upper Calder Valley countryside.|
It's about a 5.5 mile walk along a flat towpath so suitable for all abilties. In Sowerby Bridge you can catch a train direct to Hebden Bridge or return on foot if you prefer.
The walk starts in the pretty Calder Holmes Park near the train station and Hebden Bridge Visitor and Canal Centre. You then head east, passing the villages of Mytholmroyd and Luddendenfoot before arriving at Sowerby Bridge. Here you will find Sowerby Bridge Wharf, the terminal basin of the Calder & Hebble Navigation, and its interchange with the Rochdale Canal. There's some attractive buildings here with a nice pub, two restaurants and a coffee shop, for refreshments.
To extend your walking in the area you can try our Hebden Bridge Circular Walk which explores the area around the town on a number of waymarked footpaths.
You could also continue your waterside walking along the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal to Brighouse.