Cycle Routes in Somerset

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 Exmoor Ponies

Somerset has many appealing options for the cyclist with a rolling hills and a beautiful coastline .
Highlights include the Exmoor National Park with its miles of peaceful moorland, the county town of Taunton with its lovely river and the splendid coastal scenery in the north.

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Somerset including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

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 Short Routes: <15 miles (25km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Bristol to Portishead11 miles (17 km)**
Ham Hill Country Park5 miles (8 km)*
Pedal Around Porlock6 miles (10 km)**
Staple Fitzpaine Herepath13 miles (21 km)****
Strawberry Line (Yatton to Chard)11 miles (18 km)**
Warminster to Frome11 miles (18 km)**
Yeovil Country Park3 miles (4.5 km)*
Yeovil to Sherborne10 miles (16 km)**

 Mid Distance Routes: 16 - 30 miles (26-50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Bath to Chippenham26 miles (42 km)**
Bath to Frome25 miles (40 km)**
Bath to Longleat Safari Park28 miles (45 km)**
Bath to Midsomer Norton17 miles (27 km)**
Bridgwater to Burnham-on-Sea17 miles (27 km)**
Bristol to Trowbridge30 miles (48 km)**
Castle Cary to Glastonbury21 miles (33 km)**
Gillingham to Frome19 miles (31 km)**
Glastonbury to Cheddar21 miles (33 km)****
Sherborne to Somerton26 miles (42 km)***
South Somerset Cycle Route - Castle Cary to Langport19 miles (30 km)**
South Somerset Cycle Route - Ilminster to Yeovil24 miles (38 km)***

 Long Routes: > 30 miles (50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Barnstaple to Tiverton47 miles (75 km)****
Bridgwater to Bristol56 miles (90 km)***
Bridgwater to Chard34 miles (55 km)**
Dorchester to Castle Cary40 miles (65 km)***
Ilfracombe to Minehead39 miles (62 km)****
Tiverton to Bridgwater39 miles (62 km)**


 Somerset Cycling Links
NameDescription
Bath & North East Somerset CouncilLeaftlets and Maps for the area
Better by Bike...the most comprehensive cycling website for Bristol, Bath, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Cycle BathCycle Bath (the Bath Cycling Campaign) works to promote and encourage responsible cycling in Bath and North East Somerset.
Exmoor National ParkOffical site for this lovely area
Let's Go BikingSelf Guided cycling holidays in the south west
North Somerset CouncilRoutes, leaflets and information
Quantock Hills AONBThe Quantock Hills AONB Service has developed over the last 25 years protecting and enhancing the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Somerset CCInteractive cycle route maps for Somerset


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