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||20||Isle of Wight||2|
|Tyne and Wear||19||Warwickshire||15|
Walking Routes in England
|County||No. Routes||County||No. Routes|
|Hertfordshire||33||Isle of Wight||11|
National Parks & AONB Walking Routes
|Park/AONB||No. Routes||Park/AONB||No. Routes|
|Exmoor||15||Forest of Bowland||11|
|Gower||9||Loch Lomond and the Trossachs||26|
|New Forest||23||North Downs||10|
|North Pennines||12||North York Moors||16|
|Northumberland National Park||10||Peak District||66|
|South Downs||27||Surrey Hills||21|
Latest Walking Routes
|Uffington White Horse||2 miles (2.5 km)||This circular walk visits White Horse Hill and the Iron Age hillfort of Uffington Castle near Swindon. The area is historically significant with the 3000 year old prehistoric hill figure and the hillfort located close together. The castle sits at a height of 860 feet (262m) above sea level making it the highest point in Oxfordshire. Also of interest is Dragon Hill, said to be the site where St. George slew the dragon. It's a very attractive area with chalk downland and lovely views over the Berkshire Downs. There is a White Horse Hill car park which gives direct access to the trail to the White Horse.|
If you would like to extend your walk you can continue west along the Ridgeway to Wayland's Smithy. This fascinating Neolithic long barrow is only about a mile from the hill. You could also head south and visit Ashdown House Estate. The National Trust owned estate has nice woodland walks and attractive grounds.
If you are on a bike you can visit White Horse Hill from the Ridgeway which runs past the site.
|Thatcham Discovery Centre||1 miles (2 km)||This delightful nature reserve in Thatcham is the perfect place for an easy waterside stroll in Berkshire. There are well laid out footpaths taking you to several lakes, reedbeds, along the Kennet and Avon Canal and to the Thatcham Community Orchard. There are very good facilities with a car park, bird hides, picnic area, a lakeside cafe and an excellent visitor centre with interactive wildlife and natural history displays.|
The reserve is a great place for wildlife. Look out for birds including fieldfare and redwing. The wildflowers attract various butterflies such as garden tiger, butterbur, waved black, holly blue, and gatekeeper.
To extend your walk you could head south of the reserve to Bowdown Woods and Greenham Common. At Bowdown Woods Nature Reserve you will find exceptionally rich woodland and a variety of wildlife including birds, reptiles, dragonflies and butterflies. Greenham Common is covered in heather and gorse and has nice wide footpaths to follow. There's also wildflower filled grasslands and wetland areas which attract dragonflies and birdlife. The woods and common are located just half a mile south of Thatcham Discovery Centre.
|Greenham Common||4 miles (7 km)||Explore the Greenham and Cookham Commons on this circular walk near Newbury. Greenham Common is a former Royal Air Force station. Opened in 1942, it was used by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War and the United States Air Force during the Cold War. |
Today this large green space is ideal for a long walk in peaceful surroundings. The expansive area of heathland is covered in heather and gorse and has nice wide footpaths to follow. There's also wildflower filled grasslands and wetland areas which attract dragonflies and birdlife. Look out for horses and ponies roaming the common too.
This walk starts from the car park on Bury's Bank Road and takes you around the central area of the common.
At the northern end of the common you will find Bowdown Woods Nature Reserve. Here you will find exceptionally rich woodland and a variety of wildlife including birds, reptiles, dragonflies and butterflies. To extend your walk from the common you could head north through Bowdown Woods to the lovely Thatcham Discovery Centre where there are splendid waterside footpaths to try.
|Winnal Moors Nature Reserve||2 miles (2.5 km)||Enjoy a short stroll around this pretty nature reserve in Winchester. In the reserve you will find wetland with chalk stream, reedbeds and grassland. There are nice boardwalks taking you through the reedbeds and a water vole trail where you can look out for these elusive creatures in the slow moving streams. The area has lots of interesting flora and fauna with fen meadow containing wetland wildflowers such as ragged robin and marsh valerian. Look out for otters and birds including redshank, lapwing and snipe.
If you'd like to extend your walking in Winchester then you could climb to St Catherine's Hill for fine views over the town below, the River Itchen and the surrounding countryside of the South Downs. The Itchen Way passes the site so you can pick this up to continue your walk along the river.
|St Catherine's Hill Winchester||1 miles (1.5 km)||Climb this small hill in Winchester for fine views over the town, the River Itchen and the surrounding countryside of the South Downs. It's a very pretty area with the chalk downland covered in wild flowers including bird's-foot trefoil, salad burnet, dropwort and several types of orchid. This attracts 25 different types of butterfly such as marbled white, chalkhill blue and brown argus. There are also the ramparts of an Iron Age hill fort, a 17th/18th century mizmaze and a copse of beech trees containing the site of a 12th century chapel. |
There is a car park just north of the hill where you can pick up the footpaths to the hill. You could also walk from the centre of town which is only about a mile away. If you're coming by bike then National Cycle Network route 23 runs right past the hill along the river.
To turn this into a longer circular walk descend the hill and head south along the River Itchen to St Cross Bridge. Cross the bridge and then return on the other side of the river to Winchester College and the town.
If you'd like to extend your walk then you could pick up the Itchen Way and enjoy a stroll along the River Itchen. If you were to head north along the trail you would soon come to the lovely Winnal Moors Nature Reserve. Here you will find nice footpaths taking you to chalk stream, tall fen, hay meadow and wet pasture, with a wide variety of wildlife to look out for.