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 is 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
Cotswolds10Lake District19
New Forest8South Downs10

Latest Cycle Routes

Downs Banks2 miles (3.5 km)*
Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal46 miles (74 km)*
Hurn Forest5 miles (8 km)*
Trent and Mersey Canal95 miles (153 km)*
Sence Valley Forest Park2 miles (3 km)*
Rochdale Canal33 miles (53 km)*

Walking Routes in Wales and Scotland


Latest Walking Routes

Jodrell Bank Arboretum1 miles (1 km)The Jodrell Bank telescope is an iconic structure located near Holmes Chapel in Cheshire. As well as a fascinating discovery centre there is also a pretty 35 acre arboretum with lovely walking trails. Trees include crab apple andthe mountain ashSorbusspecies. There is also a small-scale modelof thesolar system and great views of the famous Lovell telescope.
In the discovery centre you can find out about the solar system with fascinating interactive displays and games. There is also good facilities with a car park and cafe.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could pick up the Dane Valley Way which runs through Holmes Chapel.
Tollymore Forest Park6 miles (10 km)Enjoy miles of woodland trails and a waterside stroll along the beautiful Shimna River on this circular walk in the Mourne Mountains. There are 1,600 acres to explore with the park surrounded by mountains and located close to the coastal town of Newcastle in County Down. In the park there are four colour code trails to follow of varying lengths. The trails are all signposted and visit the arboretum, the Shimna River and the two forested hills known as the Drinns.
This walk starts from the car park near Bryansford and passes along the river with its series of pretty bridges, rocky outcrops and waterfalls. One of the bridges dates from the early 18th century.
The walk then passes along a series of woodland trails with a variety of interesting trees such as monkey puzzle, eucalyptus and impressive giant redwoods. There are also some viewpoints to climb where you can enjoy fantastic views over the surrounding area. From the Curraghard viewpoint in the south eastern corner of the park there are views over the Northern Mournes, Dundrum Bay, Newcastle and the Irish Sea.
If you would like to extend your walking in the area then you could climb the nearby Slieve Donard.
Slieve Donard5 miles (8 km)Climb to the highest peak in Northern Ireland on this challenging walk in the Mourne Mountains. It's a beautiful area with a waterside section along the Glen River a real highlight of the walk. The river has rocky pools, pretty waterfalls and surrounded by attractive woodland. The climb to the summit passes along the Mourne Wall which runs for 22 miles over 15 mountains. It was constructed in the early part of the 20th century.
The walk starts from the attractive coastal town of Newcastle in County Down. After leaving the car park in Donard Park the route heads through the Scots Pine and Oak of Donard Forest. You'll follow the lovely Glen River Path to the Mourne Wall where you turn left to reach the 850m (2,789 ft) summit. From here the views are spectacular with Newcastle Beach, the Isle of Man, Scotland and Wales all visible on a clear day. Also at the summit you will find a small stone tower and two prehistoric burialcairns.
If you would like to extend your walking in the area then you could visit the nearby Tollymore Forest Park with its riverside walks and waymarked, woodland walking trails.
National Memorial Arboretum5 miles (8 km)This peaceful circular walk takes you through the National Memorial Arboretum and its surrounding countryside in Alrewas, near Lichfield in Staffordshire. There are 30,000 trees in the 150 acre Arboretum, forming a unique living tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our country. There are also over 300 thought-provoking memorials, each with a story to tell.
This walk starts in the Arboretum car park and takes you through the grounds to Wychnor Viaduct on the River Trent. You will pass the pretty Croxall Lakes Nature Reserve. The reserve consists of two large lakes which attract various wildfowl and waders during the autumn months. It's a pretty area with reedbeds and the River flowing through it. Look out for otters and short-eared owls during winter.
From the nature reserve you continue to Catholme and Wynchnor Bridges where you pick up the Trent and Mersey Canal. A nice waterside section along the towpath takes you into Alrewas before returning to the finish point at the car park.
You can virtually explore the National Memorial Arboretum using the google street view link below.
High Wheeldon2 miles (2.5 km)This walk climbs High Wheeldon Hill in the Upper Dove Valley area of the Peak District. It's a popular walk with the hill summit giving wonderful views over the Peak District. You can see Parkhouse Hill, Chrome Hill and the villages of Earl Sterndale,LongnorandCrowdecot.
The walk starts from the little village of Earl Sterndale near Buxton. The village is a popular start point for walks because of its proximity to Dovedale, Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill. There's a nice old pub called the Quiet Woman where you can find refreshments at the end of your walk. From the village you head east along a nice country lane to Wheeldon Trees Farm where you begin your ascent of the hill. The view from the top is one of the best of the Upper Dove Valley with Axe Edge Moor also visible. The walk then returns to Earl Sterndale the same way.

Useful Links

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