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, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

There are also over 2000 walking routes including all of the National Trails, most of the UK's long distance trails, easy waterside routes on our Canal Walks, challenging climbs on our Mountain and Hill Walks and exhilirating cliff top trails on the Coastal Walks. You can also see a collection of walks in your area on the Walks Near Me page.

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, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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National Parks & AONB Cycle Routes

Park/AONBNo. RoutesPark/AONBNo. Routes
Brecon Beacons12Cotswolds11
Lake District19Loch Lomond and the Trossachs17
New Forest8Peak District24
South Downs12

Latest Cycle Routes

Brighton to Worthing13 miles (21 km)*
Guildford to Brighton45 miles (72 km)***
Nidderdale Greenway4 miles (6.5 km)*
Pilgrims Way47 miles (75.6 km)****
London to Newhaven99 miles (160 km)*****
London to Dover99 miles (159 km)*****

Walking Routes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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Rest of the World

Ireland

Latest Walking Routes

Staithes to Runswick Bay3 miles (5.2 km)This short coastal walk follows a lovely section of the Cleveland Way National Trail from Staithes to Runswick Bay. The walk is just over 3 miles, running along the waymarked path along the spectacular cliff tops.
The walk starts at the picturesque harbour in Staithes and heads south along the path towards Beacon Hill. Shortly after you come to the lovely hamlet of Port Mulgrave. The area is well known for its geology withJurassic(Lias), strata cliffs and fossils ofammonites to be found.
The route then passes Rosedale cliffs before coming into Runswick Bay. The delightful fishing village is a highlight of the Yorkshire coast with its sandy beach,sheltered bay and pretty little cottages. The white thatched property on the seafront is the only remaining thatched house on the Yorkshire coast. You can enjoy refreshments at one of the many cafes or hotels with lovely views over the bay.
Hunstanton6 miles (9.4 km)Hunstanton has some beautiful coastal walking to enjoy with the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail passing through the town. The seaside town faces west acrossThe Wash, making it one of the few places on the east coast where the sun can be seen setting over the sea.
This walk takes you along the waymarked trail to the nearby village of Thornham. It's about a 6 mile walk on flat trails with lovely beaches, sand dunes and nature reserves to enjoy.
The walk starts in the lovely cliff top gardens in Hunstanton where there's a very pretty Sensory Garden. The route heads north along the cliffs to St Edmund Point where you will find the remains of St Edmund's Chapel and Old Hunstanton Lighthouse. The present lighthouse was built in 1840 although there has been a Lighthouse on the site since 1665.
The trail continues towards the village of Holme-next-the-Sea. The position of the village on theNorth Seacoast makes it a prime site for migratorybirdsin autumn. There are two nature reserves on this section including the Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve. The reserve's sand dunes,salt marsh, pasture and pools are important for breeding birds likepied avocet, and winteringducks,geeseandwaders. There are a range of coastal habitats including, freshwater pools, grazing marsh and saltmarsh.
After passing through the lovely coastal reserve the route turns inland to take you to Thornham.
Woodstock8 miles (13 km)This Oxfordshire market town is famous as the location for the splendid Blenheim Park, aUNESCO World Heritage Site. As well as the trails through the park there's also two fine long distance trails running past the town. This circular walk makes use of the Wychwood Way and Oxford Green Belt Way to take you through the countryside, parkland and woodland surrounding the town.
The walk starts in the town centre and follows footpaths north east through the countryside to Sansoms Lane. Follow this north and it will take you onto the Oxford Green Belt Way at Sansoms Farm. Follow the trail west for about a mile and you will cross the River Glyme before picking up a footpath heading south into Blenheim Park. There's nice public footpaths here to follow through the woodland to a lakeside trail. This will lead you east, past the Queen Pool before returning to the town centre.
Kidlington Circular Walk4 miles (6.3 km)This walk takes you around the pretty village of Kidlington near Oxford. On the way you'll enjoy nice views of the River Cherwell, the Oxford Canal and the surrounding countryside. The route runs for about 4 miles on fairly flat footpaths with a couple of small climbs on the way.
The walk starts from the St Mary The Virgin Church car park on the outskirts of the village. The noteworthy church dates from the 13th century and includes fine medieval stained glass with a 220-foot (67m) spire known as 'Our Lady's Needle'. It is aGrade I listed building.
From the church car park you can pick up footpaths heading north over the river towards the little village of Hampton Poyle. You then turn north west to follow another path through the countryside to Hampton Gay. Here you cross the river and the canal to reach Shipton-on-Cherwell. You can then pick up a nice waterside section along the canal towpath to the little hamlet of Thrupp where you could stop for refreshments at the TheBoat Inn. The final section then takes you from Thrupp along the Cherwell back to the church.
Great Yarmouth6 miles (9.5 km)This Norfolk seaside townis the gateway from theNorfolk Broadsto theNorth Sea.There's lovely coastal walks and long distance trails which you can pick up from the town and follow into the Norfolk Broads. This walk follows the Angles Way along Breydon Water to the Roman Fort at Burgh Castle.
The walk starts on the seafront next to the Britannia Pier. The town's attracttions include thePleasure Beach, theSea Life Centre, the Hippodrome Circus and theTime and Tide Museum, as well as the UK's only surviving Victorian seaside cast iron and glassWinter Garden. From the front you can pick up the waymarked Angles Way footpath and follow it west through the town to Haven Bridge, where you cross the River Yare. You then pass through Cobholm Island before following the path along Breydon Water. The expansive estuary is also a nature reserve with a huge number of wading birds to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for golden plovers, wigeons, lapwingsand tens of thousands ofBewick's swans.
After a few miles you will come to the noteworthy Burgh Castle which is another highlight of the area. The interesting Roman fort dates from the 3rd century and still has some of its thick walls in tact. The site sits next to the River Waveney so you can enjoy more waterside trails here.
Lowestoft4 miles (6.5 km)This Suffolk based town has some lovely coastal walking and lovely trails to try around the nearby Oulton Broad and Carlton Marshes.
This easy 4 mile walk takes you along the beaches and dunes to the nearby village of Kessingland. The walk starts at the south pier in Lowestoft and heads towards Kirkley and Pakefield along South Beach. On the way you'll pass the Claremont Pier which was constructed in 1902/03. There's also the Pakefield Lighthouse which was dates from the 19th century. The final section runs along Pakefield Cliffs before coming into Kessingland where there is a lovely beach and plenty of good options for refreshments at the end of your walk.
Aldeburgh to Snape Maltings7 miles (11.2 km)This walk visits the lovely Snape Maltings Nature Reserve from the coastal town of Aldeburgh in Suffolk. It's about a 7 mile walk from the town to the reserve, using a section of the waymarked Suffolk Coast Path and the Sailor's Path. The path is so named because historically sailors would walk the route on their way home. It's a well signed and maintained path which runs through an AONB.
The walk starts on the sea front in Aldeburgh, next to the lifeboat station. From here you head north along the beach before turning left to follow the waymarked footpath toward the golf course. You then follow the trail through Blackheath Wood where there's some nice woodland trails and the Sailor's Path Cottages.
The final section of the walk runs through Snape Warren before crossing Snape Bridge to finish at The Maltings. The attractive area includes reedbeds, wet woodland and marshland with lots of wildlife to see. Keep your eyes peeled for woodlark, yellowhammer and nightjar.
The area also includes an expansive arts complex on the banks of theRiver Alde. It's best known for its concert hall, which is one of the main sites of the annualAldeburgh Festival. The complex also includes shops, galleries and restaurants where you can enjoy refreshments after your walk.
Wantage6 miles (9.5 km)The Oxfordshire town of Wantage is in a great location for exploring a lovely section of the Ridgeway. There's fine views over the Berkshire Downs from the high points on the trail.
This walk takes you from the town onto the Ridgeway, visiting the Wantage Monument and Cuckhamsley Hill to the south east of the town.
Starting in the town you head east along a footpath to Lockinge. Here you turn south to climb onto the Ridgeway at Middlehill Down. Near here you will pass the memorial cross and monument to Robert Loyd Lindsey, Lord Wantage. Lord Wantage was a distinguished soldier and one of the first to be awarded the Victoria Cross in the Crimean War. The copses of trees in the vale below were planted by Lord Wantage and are believed to represent the battle lines at Alma. There's fine views over the Vale from here.
Tower Bridge to Greenwich6 miles (9 km)Follow the Thames Path from Tower Bridge to Greenwich on this riverside walk in London. The walk is just under 6 miles, starting on the iconic Tower Bridge. The suspension bridge crosses theRiver Thamesclose to theTower of London. It was built in the late 19th century and consists of twobridge towerstied together at the upper level by two horizontal walkways. The nearestLondon Undergroundtube stations areTower Hillon theCircleandDistrict lines,London Bridgeon theJubileeandNorthernlines andBermondseyon the Jubilee line, and the nearestDocklands Light Railway stationisTower Gateway.
Starting from the bridge you follow the signed trail east through Bermondsey and Deptford. Along the way you'll pass the marina at Greenland Dock and enjoy views of the Isle of Dogs.
Woking8 miles (13 km)This Surrey town has a number of fine walking trails to try, particularly just to the east of the town centre. Here you can enjoy waterside walks along the River Wey Navigation, visit the lovely Pyrford Lock or enjoy 800 acres ofheathlandand woodland at Wisley and Ockham Common. Near here you will also find the renowned RHS Wisley Gardens and the delightful Painshill Park.
To the north of the town there's miles of trails on the expansive Horsell Common, while to the west there's a nice footpath around Goldsworth Park Lake.
The Basingstoke Canal also runs right through the town. This pleasant walk picks up the towpath in the town centre and heads west towards Farnborough and Frimley Green. It's an easy 8 mile walk finishing at Frimley Lodge Park which includes a miniature railway.

Useful Links

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