GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

London To Edinburgh Cycle Route

659 miles (1060 km)

This long distance cycle ride takes you from the capital of England to the capital of Scotland. The trail mainly uses signed National Cycle Network routes with some other waymarked regional routes as well. As such it is not the most direct route but one which uses official signed paths which use quiet country roads and traffic free cycle paths for most of the way.
The ride starts on Tower Bridge in the city of London. Here you can pick up National Cycle Route 13 and follow it east along the River Thames to link up with National Cycle Route 1. Follow NCN 1 north through London and into Hertfordshire and Essex.
Around High Laver you link up with Regional Route 50 and follow it north to Rickling Green where you pick up National Cycle Route 11. Follow this north through Cambridgeshire to the famous university city of Cambridge and on to Ely with its splendid cathedral.
The next stage takes you into West Norfolk and the town of Downham Market before picking up NCN 1 again around Wiggenhall St Germans.
You can then follow NCN 1 all the way to Edinburgh from here. It will first take you through Lincolnshire to Boston and Lincoln before crossing the Humber Bridge at Barton Upon Humber.
The trail then runs for Yorkshire to Beverley, Driffield, Bridlington, Scarborough and Whitby on the coast.
You then enter County Durham, passing through Stockton on Tees and Seaham before coming to Sunderland and Tynemouth in Tyne and Wear.
The trail proceeds along the Northumberland coast to Alnmouth, Seahouses, Bamburgh and Berwick on the border with Scotland.
You then head west through the Scottish Borders to Innerleithen where you turn north to Musselburgh. Turn west here for the final section taking you into Edinburgh.

London To Edinburgh OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

London To Edinburgh Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Tower Bridge from Shad Thames

Tower Bridge and the Thames

Edinburgh Castle from Esplanade 20211019

Edinburgh Castle from Esplanade

Typical Cambridge scene - - 3725763

Typical Cambridge scene

Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln - - 2322963

Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln

Humber Bridge South Bank2

The Humber Bridge, taken from the South Bank (western side), Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire, England.This image shows the size and structure of the bridge. You can see the size of the span and the curvature of the roadway. The steel cassions of the South Tower can just be made out, while the bulk of the south anchor can be easily seen.

Whitby Abbey 1

Whitby Abbey

Scarborough, North Yorkshire. (4 of 7)

Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Auld Brig, Musselburgh - - 3726710

Auld Brig, Musselburgh

GPS Files

GPX File

London To Edinburgh.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)