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||99|
National Parks & AONB Walking Routes
Latest Walking Routes
|Widecombe in the Moor||7 miles (10.6 km)||This pretty village on Dartmoor has some lovely walks along the East Webburn River and challenging climbs to the surrounding Tors.|
This 6.5 mile circular walk makes us of the Two Moors Way long distance trail to take you along the river and up to the prominent, Hameldown Tor.
The walk starts in the village centre car park, next to the noteworthy Church of Saint Pancras. The 14th century church has received the nickname 'Cathedral of the Moor' because of its 120-foot tower and relatively large capacity for such a small village. From here you can pick up the waymarked trail to take you past the pretty village green before turning north. The trail then runs parallel to the East Webburn River, passing Honeybag Tor and Natsworthy Manor. Here you turn west to climb to Hameldown Tor, which stands at a height of 529 metres (1735 feet). From here it is a short walk north to the fascinating Bronze Age site of Grimspound. The site consists of a set of 24 hut circles surrounded by a low stone wall and was first settled in about 1300 BC. The area is very photogenic with ruined huts and surviving stone entrances, backed by some beautiful Dartmoor scenery.
The route then turns south and descends to Hameldown Beacon before returning to the village. There's some lovely countryside views as you bend round to the east and finish back at the car park.
|Dartmeet||2 miles (3 km)||This walk visits the popular tourist spot of Dartmeet in the Dartmoor National Park. It's a lovely scenic area where the tributaries of the East Dart and West Dart meet. Highlights include a set of stepping stones and a picturesque clapper bridge which dates from the medieval period. There's also nice easy riverside paths along the river and a more challenging climb to the nearby Yar Tor to try from here.|
Start the walk from the Badger's Holt car park, next to the Dartmeet Bridge. From here you can follow footpaths north along the river before turning north east. The route then climbs to Yar Tor which stands at a height of 416 metres (1364 feet), providing fabulous views over the surrounding area.
After taking in the views the route descends to a country lane where you pick up the Dartmoor Way long distance trail which runs through the area. Follow the trail west and it leads across Yar Tor Down to the car park.
|Tees Railway Walk||2 miles (4 km)||This walk runs along the old trackbed of the Tees Valley Railway, from Cotherstone to Ronaldkirk. The railway was originally opened in 1868 and closed in 1965. It ran for just over 8 miles between Barnard Castle and Middleton-in-Teesdale on the South Durham & Lancashire Union Railway.|
The walk runs for about 2.5 miles on a reasonably flat path with nice views of the surrounding Teesdale countryside. In the summer months you can see lots of wildflowers and butterflies along the path. You can extend the walk by continuing to Mickleton and Lonton.
|Teesdale Way Circular Walk||12 miles (19.3 km)||This is a fine circular walk using a section of the Teesdale Way between Barnard Castle and Eggleston. It runs for about 12 miles using waymarked footpaths on both sides of the river. You'll visit the villages of Egglestone, Ronaldkirk and Cotherstone, while enjoying some splendid scenery.|
The walk starts in the popular town of Barnard Castle, situated on the River Tees. The attractive town includes a historic 12th century castle where the walk begins. The castle includes views over the Tees Gorge, a sensory garden of scented plants and the fascinating remains of the medieval chapel of St Margaret. From here you pick up the riverside path heading north west towards Cotherstone Crag. There then follows a short woodland section through Shipley Wood before coming to Eggleston where you cross the river.
The return leg follows the trail along the western side of the Tees, with the first section taking you to the little village of Romaldkirk. Here you will find a pretty village green and a noteworthy church. The Grade 1 listed building, contains surviving sections of Anglo-Saxon walls either side of the chancel arch, as well as a late medieval rood stair, a stone tomb effigy of Hugh Fitz Henry (who died on campaign with Edward I in 1305) in chain mail, and a 12th-century font.
You continue toward Cotherstone, crossing the River Balder and passing the remains of Cotherstone Castle on the way. The final section takes you through Pecknell Wood before returning to Barnard Castle.
|Belmont Reservoir||2 miles (4 km)||This walk visits Ward's Reservoir and Belmont Reservoir on the West Pennine Moors.|
Starts the walk from the car park on Rivington Road just to the west of the village of Belmont. From here you can pick up footpaths heading east around the pretty Ward's Reservoir before picking up trails across the moors to Belmont Reservoir. It's a very scenic area with splendid moorland scenery and views to the surrounding Pennine Hills.