GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

National Cycle Route 65 - The White Rose Cycle Route

136 miles (219 km)

This long distance cycle trail runs from seaside town of Hornsea to Middlesbrough, through East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Teesside.
The route is coincident with a section of the epic Trans Pennine Trail.
Highlights on the route include the wonderful city of York and the beautiful North York Moors National Park where there's some stunning scenery.
Scroll down for videos and the gpx file for the whole route.

Cycle Routes on National Cycle Route 65

  • Hull to Hornsea - Follow National Cycle route 65 on this lovely largely traffic free route
  • Selby to Hessle - This lovely route starts in Selby and follows National Cycle route 65 and the Trans Pennine Trail to Hessle
  • York to Thirsk - Follow National Cycle route 65 through Yorkshire on this lovely route
  • Middlesbrough to Thirsk - Follow National Cycle route 65 through North Yorkshire on this challenging ride
  • Silton Forest - Enjoy miles of mountain bike trails and footpaths in this large coniferous forest on the North York Moors
  • Trans Pennine Trail - This terrific walking and cycling trail runs from coast to coast across northern England entirely on surfaced paths

National Cycle Route 65 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

National Cycle Route 65 Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes near National Cycle Route 65

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

In the Yorkshire area you can link up with National Cycle Route 71 which runs from Whitehavento Kirby Knowle through the Lake District.


Hornsea mere - - 541103

Hornsea mere. The opening section runs past this pretty mere and along the traffic free Hornsea Rail Trail.

Permissive Path through the Forestry Commission land around Cod Beck Reservoir - - 1093332

Permissive Path through the Forestry Commission land around Cod Beck Reservoir Looking NW from point where the permissive path joins High Lane. This is also the route for cycle route 65

York Minster - - 3205781

The historic York Minster

Humber Bridge - - 190428

Humber Bridge

Selby - Park Street - The Crescent - - 520578


The Commercial, Easingwold - - 3354961

The Commercial, Easingwold

Cod Beck Reservoir - - 358641

Cod Beck Reservoir in the North York Moors. The trail runs along part of the reservoir on a lovely waterside section.

Zetland Road, Middlesbrough - - 2670446

Zetland Road, Middlesbrough

GPS Files

GPX File

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