Cycle Routes and Walking Routes
Cycle Maps and Walking Maps
We now have over 600 cycle routes on the site, covering the whole of the UK's National Cycle Network in England, Scotland, and Wales
There is also a new walking routes section with all of the UK's National Trails - over 2500 miles of walking and cycling to enjoy
You can use the links below to view a list of created cycle routes organised by county. Each route is available for download in a number of different formats and a google map accompanies 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
| Latest Walking Routes
|John Muir Country Park||4 miles (6 km)||Explore this beautiful section of the East Lothian coastline in this country park in Dunbar.|
|Monikie Country Park||2 miles (3 km)||This country park near Dundee is perfect for a peaceful, scenic stroll. It contains woodlands, grassland and reservoirs with 140 acres of open water, banks and islands.|
The reservoirs attract a large variety of water birds with the Great Crested Grebe a regular visitor. Also look out for Tree Creeper, Long-Tailed Tit, Woodpeckers, Tawny owls and Red Squirrels in the woodland area.
The park has an excellent Ranger Centre where you can hire sailboards, sailing dinghies and kayaks from May to September. There is also a nice cafe with picnic tables.
If you would like to continue your outing then you could head towards the nearby Crombie Country Park where you will find miles of walking trails around Crombie Loch. It's located just over a mile north east of Monikie Country Park.
|Scone Palace||2 miles (4 km)||Explore the extensive grounds and beautiful gardens of this historic house in Perthshire. Highlights include a wonderful maze with 2000 beech trees, the Kitchen Garden with pathways through the vegetable and cut flower beds and Moot Hill with its wide lawns and tiny Presbyterian Chapel. You can also enjoy a peaceful riverside stroll along the River Tay which runs through the park. |
The palace itself is well worth a visit with its grand state rooms containing porcelain, ivories, clocks, furniture, paintings and other family heirlooms.
Scone palace is located less than two miles north of the centre of Perth. If you are coming from this direction you can follow the riverside walking and cycling path along the Tay from Perth to the palace.
|Dunstanburgh Castle||7 miles (11 km)||This walk takes you along a beautiful stretch of the Northumberland coastline from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle and then on to Embleton Bay and the Newton Pool Nature Reserve.|
Dunstanburgh Castle was built in the 14th century, being one of the largest and grandest fortifications in Northern England at the time. The dramatic ruins are now a popular tourist attraction, standing on a remote headland with fine views of Embleton Bay and Craster.
This walk starts at the small fishing village of Craster and follows the coastal path past the castle to Embleton Bay where you will find a lovely beach and sand dunes. You continue to the Newton Pool Nature Reserve where you can use the bird hides to look out for Herons and Barn Owls.
The castle is located about 5 miles north east of Alnwick. The St Oswald's Way walking route runs past the castle so you could extend your walk along this footpath.
|Sizergh Castle||2 miles (4 km)||Enjoy a short walk through the delightful grounds of Sizergh Castle in the Lake District. There are 1,600-acres to explore including limestone pasture, orchards and semi-natural woodland. The beautiful gardens contain a pond, a lake, and a limestone rock garden. There are also fabulous views of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.|
The site is run by the National Trust so there are excellent facilities with a cafe, shop and guided tours around the interesting medieval Sizergh Castle. There is also an ancient Yew Tree reckoned to be 1,600 years old - ask at reception for details.
The walk route below takes you around the castle grounds and through Low Wood to the River Kent before returning to the start point at the castle. Sizergh is located about 2 miles south of Kendal. One option is to follow the River Kent from Kendal to the castle which is not far from the river.