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 2000 walking routes including all of the National Trails, most of the UK's long distance trails, easy waterside routes on our Canal Walks, challenging climbs on our Mountain and Hill Walks and exhilirating cliff top trails on the Coastal Walks. You can also see a collection of walks in your area on the Walks Near Me page.

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

WalesScotlandNorthern Ireland

National Parks & AONB Cycle Routes

Park/AONBNo. RoutesPark/AONBNo. Routes
Brecon Beacons12Cotswolds11
Lake District19New Forest8
Peak District24South Downs12

Latest Cycle Routes

Slalely Forest7 miles (12 km)**
Gwydyr Forest7 miles (11.2 km)***
Llyn Trawsfynydd8 miles (12.5 km)***
Clocaenog Forest3 miles (5 km)**
Savernake Forest6 miles (9.5 km)**
Delamere Forest3 miles (5 km)**

Walking Routes in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

WalesScotlandNorthern Ireland

Latest Walking Routes

Faversham to Whitstable9 miles (14.5 km)A popular walk along a section of the Saxon Shore Way from Faversham to Whitstable. It's a good, waymarked path with fine views of the Thames Estuary and Whitstable Bay. You'll also pass a number of marshes and nature reserves where there's a huge variety of wildlife to look out for.
Starting in Faversham, follow the path north east along Favesham Creek towards Nagden. You'll pass the pretty Nagden Cottages with lovely views across Graveney Marshes.
The path then snakes around Nagden Marshes before coming to the estuary where you pass along the sea wall.
The route heads east passing the South Swale Nature Reserve which is home to thousands of wildfowl and waders in winter, and some very special plants in summer. Look out for the colourful golden samphire, sea-lavender andsea-purslane. Birds you may see include skylark, reed warbler and breedingredshank.
The path continues towards the village of Seasalter with views across across the estuary of theRiver Swale to the Isle of Sheppey. The village has a nice pebble beach and the Michelin starred Sportsman pub. The well known pub is located at the western end of the village on a site which has hosted an inn since 1642.
The final section of the walk takes you into Whitstable, passing the shingle and sandy beaches flanking the harbour. A notable feature of Whitstable is The Street, a natural strip of shingle on clay bank which runs out to sea at right angles to the coast, for a distance of about1⁄2mile (800m). The feature is only revealed at low tide, when it is possible to walk out along it.
You can explore the attractive town whichis criss-crossed by numerous small alleys and home to the largest village green in England atDuncan Down.
Faversham5 miles (7.3 km)This lovely Kent based town has nice trails to follow along Faversham Creek and the Thames Estuary. The surrounding marshland also has a number of nature reserves where you can look out for a large variety of wildlife.
Two long distance trails pass through the town. The Swale Heritage Trail and Saxon Shore Way are both great options for exploring the surrounding area on foot. This circular walk makes use of both trails to take you through the town and around Ham Marshes. The route passes along the pretty Oare and Faversham Creeks with lovely countryside views on the way.
After the walk enjoy a stroll around the town with its attractive market square and Fleur-de-Lis centre, which provides tourist information and houses a museum. There's also the Grade I listed Faversham Parish Church which was established in 1147 byKing Stephenand dissolved byHenry VIII.
Farnham8 miles (13 km)The Surrey town of Farnham has numerous choices for walkers. There's several woods, commons, hill climbs and waymarked trails to try. The town is also the starting point for the epic North Downs way which runs all the way to Canterbury.
This walk makes use of the North Downs Way and the Greensand Way to visit one of the highlights of the area at Frensham Country Park. The National Trust owned site includes the popular Frensham Ponds and lots of nice walking trails.
On the way you'll visit the River Wey, the Moor Park Nature Reserve, the village of Tilford and Tilford Common. The route also passes close to the noteworthy Waverley Abbey. Waverley was founded in 1128 as the first Cistercian Abbey in England. You can take a small detour from the route to explore the fascinating ruins which are now owned by English Heritage.
Frome10 miles (16 km)The Somerset town of Frome has some lovely trails to follow through the surrounding countryside. There's easy, waterside paths along the River Frome and more challenging climbs up into the Mendip Hills.
This circular walk around the town takes in the river and the pretty Orchardleigh Lake before picking up two waymarked trails to take you to some of the nearby villages, before returning to the town.
Grantham4 miles (6 km)The Lincolnshire town of Grantham has some delightful waterside walks along the canal and the River Witham. The other major walking highlight is the beautiful Belton House, just to the north of the town. The National Trust owned site includes a series of nice footpaths taking you to an Orangery, an Italian garden with fountains, a maze, a deer park and several delightful lakes and ponds.
This is a popular stroll taking you along the Grantham Canal to the nearby village of Denton. Here you can enjoy more waterside paths along Denton Reservoir before visiting the village and enjoying refreshments at one of the pubs or cafes.

Useful Links

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