East Midlands

Route 680

Route Description

Route 680 follows a section of the former Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway. The Monsal Trail starts at the Topley Pike junction and runs to Coombs viaduct, 1 mile south-east of Bakewell. It follows the valley of the River Wye and runs parallel to the A6.  Easy access is available for all visitors at Hassop, Bakewell and Millers Dale stations. The trail is a great place to explore the wildlife and industrial history of the valley.

Route Details

Distance: 9 miles

Route 169

Route Description

This route, known locally as the Scunthorpe Ridgeway, was designed to link communities together, providing better access for everyday journeys to schools, local shops and workplaces. The Ridgeway forms a spinal route through Scunthorpe, from Manor Park in the south through to Normanby Hall to the north of the town. There are plans to link the Ridgeway to the large neighbouring village of Winterton in the future. 

Route 67

Route Description

National Route 67 of the National Cycle Network runs from Long Whatton near Loughborough to join National Route 71 near Northallerton in Yorkshire. Sections currently open and signed in both directions are:

Route 63

Route Description

Route 63 starts at the Trent & Mersey Canal in Shobnall, the beginning of the Kingfisher Trail, and forms a junction with National Cycle Network Route 54.  The route passes via the large cities of Leicester, Stamford and Peterborough before arriving at Wisbech. 

Route Details

Distance: The total route is 113 miles 

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Route 68

Route Details

Distance: 327 miles
Type: Mainly minor-roads with three major traffic-free sections and a small number of shorter ones

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Route 52

Route Description

Route 52 starts at Warwick and finishes just west of Loughborough, where it joins National Route 6, via Kenilworth, Coventry, Nuneaton and Coalville. There are some short gaps through Coventry and Kenilworth city centres and in the suburbs of Coventry.

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Route 48

Route Details

  • Distance: 69 miles
  • Type of surface: Mostly on road, traffic free in Watermead Park, Leicestershire

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