GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

National Cycle Route 25

58 miles (94 km)

National Route 25 is a signed Sustrans Cycle Path running from Longleat to Bournemouth on the south coast.
The route heads south from Longleat, passing Gillingham, Wimborne Minster and Poole before coming into Bournemouth.
The route follows a series of quiet country lanes and includes a traffic free section along the North Dorset Trailway which runs along a dismantled railway in the Child Okeford and Shillingstone area.
At the northern end of the route you can link up with National Cycle Route 24. At the southern end there's a nice traffic free run along the prom around Poole and Bournemouth on National Cycle Route 2.
See below for a selection of manageable day rides using part of the trail.
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National Cycle Route 25 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

National Cycle Route 25 Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes along National Route 25


Longleat House - - 31289

Longleat House near the start

Holes Bay, footpath - - 1569193

Holes Bay, footpath Footpath and cycleway from Poole to Upton. The cycleway is part of National Cycle Route 25; as seen at the north-eastern corner of the bay.

North Dorset Trailway, Sturminster Newton - - 942370

North Dorset Trailway, Sturminster Newton. Gradually, several parts of the former Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway through North Dorset are being converted into recreational paths for horse-riders, cyclists and walkers. This is the start of a section of about a mile south from Sturminster Newton, running as far as Fiddleford, where a new footbridge has been provided across the River Stour.

North Dorset Trailway - - 378936

North Dorset Trailway. Image taken from the recently opened footbridge over the River Stour looking towards Sturminster Newton

Eleven miles to Wimborne - - 1273065

Eleven miles to Wimborne. Entering the village of Langton Long Blandford on Cycle Route 25 in the Stour Valley. The bicycle is a circa 1992 Giant steel-frame rigid.

Wimborne Minster, Dorset - - 2395459

The historic Wimborne Minster in Dorset near the end of the route.

West Street, Shapwick - - 3806206

Through the village of Shapwick in Dorset

Bournemouth Pier - - 3052428

Bournemouth Pier and beach at the end of the route.


GPS Files

GPX File

National Cycle Route 25.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)