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


National Parks & AONB Cycle Routes

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

Latest Cycle Routes

Gwydyr Forest7 miles (11.2 km)***
Llyn Trawsfynydd8 miles (12.5 km)***
Clocaenog Forest3 miles (5 km)**
Savernake Forest6 miles (9.5 km)**
Delamere Forest3 miles (5 km)**
Nant Y Arian3 miles (4.5 km)****

Walking Routes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

WalesScotlandNorthern Ireland

Latest Walking Routes

Llyn Llydaw4 miles (6.5 km)This walk visits Llyn Llydaw on the flanks ofSnowdon, about one-third of the way up the mountain. It's one of the most visited lakes in theUnited Kingdom with thousands of people passing it each year on their way up to the Snowdon summit. It's a nice one to do if you want to explore the mountain without doing the full, more strenuous climb.
The walk starts from the Pen y Pass car park and follows the Snowdon Miners Track up to LLyn Teyrn. Soon after you come to the much larger Llyn Llydaw where you can cross the causeway to the other side. There's a nice path along the northern side of the lake which you can follow up to Lake Glaslyn to extend the walk.
The walk descends the same way back to the car park where you can enjoy refreshments in the cafe.
To continue your walking in the area you can head along the Afon Trawsnant and the Afon Glaslyn to Llyn Gwynant where there is a nice circular trail to try.
Llyn Cwellyn4 miles (6 km)This figure of eight walk climbs into the hills above Llyn Cwellyn before descending to the woodland on the southern side of the water. From the high points there's great views over the lake to Snowdon on the other side. You'll also enjoy views of the nearby Llyn y Dywarchen and a walk along the Afon Drws-y-Coed.
The walk can be started from the southern end of the lake. From here you can pick up trails heading up towards Drws-y-Coed.
You can extend the walk by continuing west and climbing Mynydd Mawr. On the other side of the lake you can pick up the Snowdon Ranger Path.
Llyn Cau4 miles (6 km)This walk climbs to the beautiful Llyn Cau on the slopes of Cadir Idris in the Snowdonia National Park. While still quite a challenging walk it's not as strenuous as the longer climb to mountain summit. As such it's a great way of exploring the stunning Cadir Idris National Nature Reserve with less stress on the body.
Start your walk from the Dol Idris Car Park at the junction of the A487 & B4405 (postcode: LL36 9AJ ). From here you can pick up the the Minffordd path and follow it up to the lake. You'll enjoy a delightful woodland section before passing the stunning cliffs of Craig Cau. The park then forks with one branch going straight on to the lake and one heading left up to the mountain peak. Go straight on and you will soon come to the glacial lake where there is a lovely circular trail running around the perimiter of the water.
The striking lake is shaped like a crater formed by acirque glacierduring thelast ice agewhen snow and ice accumulated in the corries due toavalancheson higher slopes. It's a wonderful sight so be sure to bring your camera.
After circling the lake descend the same way. At the end of the walk you can enjoy refreshments at the splendid Ty Te Cadair Tea Room where there's outdoor seating with great views.
To extend your walking in area continue up to the summit of Cadair Idris for wonderful views over the Snowdonia National Park to the coast.
Tal-y-llyn Lake is also located very close by.
More Hall Reservoir2 miles (3.3 km)This reservoir in Stocksbridge has a nice walking trail to try. There's a parking area at the north eastern tip of the water where you can pick up the trail. Follow it west towards Ewden Village before crossing the Ewden Beck at the western end. Here you have the option of heading along New Mill Bridge to the adjacent Broomhead Reservoir. There's a similar circular trail to try here.
On the southern side of the lake there's woodland trails through Wilkin Wood which will lead you back to the car park.
You can extend your walking in the area by heading east and visiting the nearby Wharncliffe Woods. Here you can also pick up the long distance Trans Pennine Trail.
Broomhead Reservoir2 miles (3.2 km)Enjoy an easy circular walk around this reservoir in Stocksbridge. There's a nice footpath running around the perimiter of the water for just over 2 miles. You can enjoy views across the water to the Peak District countryside and woodland.
Start the walk from the small parking area on the southern side of the water. It's located just off New Road near Fox Hill Wood. From here you can pick up the signed footpath to take you around the lake.
The reservoir is located a short walk from More Hall Reservoir so you can easily extend your walk here.
Also nearby is Wharncliffe Woods where you can pick up the long distance Trans Pennine Trail.

Useful Links

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