GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Welcome to GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

We now have nearly 1000 cycle routes on the site, covering the whole of the UK's National Cycle Network in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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 Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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National Parks & AONB Cycle Routes

Park/AONBNo. RoutesPark/AONBNo. Routes
Cotswolds11Lake District19
New Forest8South Downs10

Latest Cycle Routes

Saltram Park2 miles (3.5 km)*
Sherrardspark Wood1 miles (1.5 km)*
Heartwood Forest3 miles (5 km)*
Ayot Greenway5 miles (7.5 km)*
Cole Green Way5 miles (8 km)*
Burnham Beeches2 miles (2.5 km)*

Walking Routes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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Latest Walking Routes

Beeston Castle1 miles (1 km)Climb to the ruins of this 13th century castle and enjoy wonderful views over the Cheshire Plain. You can park at the car park on Chapel Road and then follow the nice walking trail up to the castle ruins. From here you can enjoy one of the most spectacular views of any castle in England. You can see across eight counties from thePenninesin the east to the Welsh mountains in the west.
The Sandstone Trail runs past the castle so you can pick this up to extend your walk. If you head south you will soon come to Peckforton Castle and the Peckforton Hills where you can enjoy some nice woodland trails.
You can virtually explore some of the castle grounds on the google street view link below.
Peckforton Castle and Peckforton Hills5 miles (8.5 km)Explore the Peckforton Castle Estate and the Peckforton Hills on this walk in Cheshire. The walk makes use of the Sandstone Trail to take you along woodland trails with great views of the surrounding Cheshire countryside from the elevated Sandstone Ridge. If you head north along the ridge you could also visit the ruins of the 13th century Beeston Castle. It's a short climb with fabulous views over the beautiful countryside of the Cheshire Plain.
If you were to head south along the trail you would soon come to Bickerton Hill where there are more great views and theIron Agehill fort of Maiden Castle.
Brampton Wood2 miles (2.5 km)These ancient woods near Huntingdon consist of 326 acres with lots of nice walking trails and interesting flora and fauna. Look out for 280 species of fern, conifer, flowering plant and trees. There are lots of pretty flowers in the spring and summer months such as bluebells,primroseand violets. It's great for wildlife too with several species of butterfly including Brown Argus,White AdmiralandPurple Hairstreak. Also look out for Hazel Dormouse and Muntjacdeer.
To extend your walk you could visit the nearby Grafham Water. There's a great walking and cycling trail running around the lake with lots of water loving birdlife to look out for on the way. You can reach Brampton Wood and Grafham Water by cycling along National Cycle Route 12 which runs past the southern edge of the woods. This runs all the way to Huntingdon, passing Hinchingbrooke Country Park on the way. There is also a car park at the southern edge of the woods just off the Brampton Road.
Bedford Purlieus National Nature Reserve2 miles (3.5 km)These splendid ancient woods near Peterborough have miles of woodland walking trails to try. The area is a hidden gem with 520 acres of ancient woodland to explore. The extensive flora includesbeech, birch, field maple,bluebells, primroses, celandines, violets and wood anemones, wild strawberries and garlic. There's also lots of wildlife to look out for including deer, cuckoo, foxes, red kites and buzzards. The woods contains more plant and insect species than most other woods in this country.
Bedford Purlieus is located just to the west of the lovely riverside village of Wansford. The Nene Way long distance footpath runs through the village so you could pick this up to extend your walk.
Elterwater3 miles (5 km)This is a particularly lovely riverside walk to Elter Water Lake and Skelwith Bridge from the village of Elterwater. There is a nice surfaced path running from the village to the lake along the Great Langdale Beck and the River Brathay. It's a popular walk with the tranquil river one of the most pleasant areas of Great Langdale. There is also something particularly peaceful about the lake which is many people's favourite. The walk includes a woodland section by the lake before a visit to the wonderful Skelwith Force Waterfall at Skelwith Bridge. The falls are not particulary high at around 16ft but they are a wonderful sight after a lot of rainfall. There is a good viewing platform where you can get very close up to the falls. Just after the falls you come to the excellent riverside cafe which is a perfect spot to refresh yourself before the return leg. It's a nice easy walk with splendid views of the surrounding fells including the Langdale Pikes.
There are more great Elterwater walks to try if you'd like to extend your exercise. You could visit the splendid Colwith Force Waterfall or climb to Loughrigg Fell and Loughrigg Tarn. From Loughrigg Fell there are splendid views over Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake.
If you head west from the village of Elterwater you can follow the Cumbria Way along the Great Langdale Beck to Dungeon Ghyll. Here you can climb alongside the waterfall on a series of stone steps to Stickle Tarn.

Useful Links

River Thames Walk and CycleInformation on walking and cycling on the Thames Path National Trail