GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

National Cycle Route 54

101 miles (162 km)

This Sustrans cycle route runs from Worcestershire based Stourport on Severn to Parsley Hay.
Please note as of time of writing the route is only open in sections. The route on the map below uses other open NCN routes and minor roads to create a complete linear route.
On the way you will pass Kidderminster and Kinver on the lovely opening traffic free section along the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.
The trail continues north through the Midlands and Derbyshire to Dudley, Lichfield, Burton and Derby.
Towards the end of the route there's another fine traffic free section along the High Peak Trail. This section exposes you to some wonderful Peak District scenery before finishing at the village of Parsley Hay. Here you can link up with the popular Tissington Trail to explore the area further.
See the list below for day rides along the route:

Cycle Routes along National Cycle Route 54

  • Stourport To Kinver - This route follows National Cycle Network Route 54 from Stourport to Kidderminster and Kinver.
  • Derby to Ashbourne - Follow the trail through Derbyshire on this lovely route
  • Burton-Upon-Trent to Derby - Travel through Staffordshire into Derbyshire along the trail on this pleasant short route
  • Burton-Upon-Trent to Uttoxeter - Travel through Staffordshire and Derbyshire along the trail on this interesting route
  • High Peak Trail - This splendid, shared walking and cycle trail follows a disused railway line from Cromford to Dowlow through the beautiful Peak District.
    The trail starts near Cromford railway station and climbs through the stunning High Peak area of Derbyshire giving fabulous views of the area.
    The trail links with the popular Tissington Trail at High Peak Junction
  • Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal - Follow the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal from Stourport-on-Severn to Great Haywood on this easy waterside walking and cycling route

National Cycle Route 54 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

National Cycle Route 54 Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Stourport, the canal basin

Stourport, the canal basin. The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal linked the River Severn with the Trent and Mersey Canal and, as a result, after Birmingham, Stourport became the busiest inland port in the Midlands. The canal opened to Stourport in 1771 and, by 1812, the five canal basins had been built under the direction of James Brindley. Home to over 100 narrowboats and other craft, the restored canal and basins are managed today by the Canal & River Trust.

The frozen Staffs ^ Worcs Canal by Bullocks Lane Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 2175376

The frozen Staffs and Worcs Canal by Bullocks Lane Bridge

St. Mary's Church seen from Kidderminster Lock - geograph.org.uk - 1765076

St. Mary's Church seen from Kidderminster Lock. The lock is on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, which passes through Kidderminster. St. Mary's & All Saints' is the largest parish church in Worcestershire, and dates mainly from the 15th and 16th centuries.

Sustrans Cycle Route 54 - geograph.org.uk - 2158660

Off road section in the Derby area.

National Cycle Route 54 - geograph.org.uk - 3556065

Country lane near Branston in Staffordshire

Cycle Route 54 alongside the Trent and Mersey Canal - geograph.org.uk - 3223182

Cycle Route 54 alongside the Trent and Mersey Canal

Sustrans Cycle Route 54 Between Mackworth ^ Mickleover - geograph.org.uk - 2156599

Sustrans Cycle Route 54 between Mackworth and Mickleover

Joining the High Peak Trail - geograph.org.uk - 3011718

Joining the High Peak Trail

GPS Files

GPX File

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