National Cycle Route 21
This is the complete National Cycle Route 21 running from Greenwich in London to Eastbourne on the south coast.
The route runs for about 95 miles through Croydon, Redhill, Crawley, East Grinstead, Heathfield and Hailsham before finishing on the coast at Eastbourne. It includes several long traffic free sections along former railway lines, including the popular Cuckoo Trail and the Waterlink Way. There's also some beautiful Surrey and Sussex countryside, with fine coastal views towards the end of the route.
You can download the full gpx for the route at the bottom of the page.
Cycle Routes on National Cycle Route 21
- Greenwich to Croydon - This ride follows NCN route 21, taking you through south east London
- Crawley to Eastbourne - Follow National Cycle route 21 from Crawley to Eastbourne on the south coast
- Croydon to Redhill - Follow National Cycle Network route 21 from Croydon to Redhill passing through the attractive (but hilly!) North Downs
- Worth Way - This 7 mail long bridleway and footpath runs along National Cycle route 21 from Crawley to East Grinstead via the village of Crawley Down
- South Norwood Country Park - A cycle or walk through this pleasant country park in Croydon
- Cuckoo Trail - This traffic free cycle and walking path runs along a disused railway line from Heathfield to the outskirts of Eastbourne
- Forest Way -Essex - The Forest Way in Essex runs from Loughton station to Hatfield Forest.
The walk starts taking you through Epping Forest and Epping Green towards Harlow where you pass through Harlow Common
- Waterlink Way - This largely traffic free bike ride runs along National Cycle Network Route 21 from Beckenham to the Cutty Sark on the Thames
- Redhill to Tunbridge Wells - Starting in Redhill first travel south through Gatwick airport (easier and more pleasant than it sounds!) and then onto the off road Worth Way, Forest Way and Sussex Border Path that will take you through East Grinstead and some lovely countryside before finishing in Royal Tunbridge Wells