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With hundreds of routes to choose from, the National Cycle Network is a great way to discover the UK. 

  • The Bath Two Tunnels Circuit is a 13 mile circular route taking in the iconic Bath Two Tunnels. The route also uses National Route 24 and National Route 4, along the Kennet & Avon Canal back in to Central Bath. 

    Please Note: Diversion on route, see below

  • This ride takes you through the Cornish countryside from the pretty town of Bodmin to the Eden Project - one of the country's best tourist attractions.

  • The immensely popular Bristol and Bath Railway Path provides a tranquil walking and cycling path between the two cities.

  • This short route takes you on a fun ride around central Bristol, taking in some of its most iconic views.

  • One of the most popular recreational routes in the country, the Camel Trail runs from Padstow to Wenford Bridge, via Wadebridge and Bodmin. The trail passes through the wooded countryside of the upper Camel Valley and alongside the picturesque Camel Estuary - a paradise for birdwatchers.

  • From Chard to Ilminster, the route follows a purpose built railway path which is largely traffic free, direct and suitable for walking and cycling. From here you can continue onto Brigwater on minor roads.

  • Signed from Swindon station, a combination of designated cycle paths and a couple of short links on minor roads, take you to the popular Coate Water Park.

  • These scenic clay trails first opened in March 2005 and enable visitors to enjoy this unique area of Cornwall created by the clay mining industry.

  • This cycling and walking path between Dundas Aqueduct, Radstock and Frome makes use of disused railway lines and quiet country lanes through picturesque Somerset countryside.
    Please note: Diversion on route, see below

  • This great urban route in North Bristol takes you from St Werburghs to Lockleaze via Ashley Down and the Brook Bridge.

  • The Exe Estuary Trail is part of the developing network of cycle routes in Exeter, one of England's oldest cities. This exceptionally beautiful ride along both sides of Devon’s radiant Exe Estuary is easily one of the best routes in the country for birding by bike.

  • This great route takes you from Bristol city centre to Nailsea, on a largely traffic free path.

  • This could be the ideal undemanding ride. It is fairly flat, the railway stations at either end are one stop apart, and much of it is not on the road.

  • This Coast to Coast route starts on the Atlantic Coast at Portreath, once an important harbour for the surrounding mines, and finishes at the picturesque harbour village of Devoran.

  • Enjoy wild flowers, wooded countryside and fine views on this route which takes you along a flat, former railway line to the beach and harbour at Pentewan.

  • This route showcases some of the best that Bristol and its surrounds has to offer. Taking in the Avon Gorge, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Leigh Woods and the historic Queens Square, this route takes you onto Portishead, where you get to enjoy great views over the water towards Wales.

  • National Route 207

    National Route 207 of the National Cycle Network connects South Brent in Devon with Dartington via Buckfastleigh.

  • National Route 244

    This route is known locally as the Two Tunnels Greenway and is a traffic free path that connects Bath with Midford.

  • National Route 248

    Route 248 will connect Honiton and Sidmouth. Most of the route is still under development.

  • National Route 270

    National Route 270 of the National Cycle Network connects Tavistock and Bere Alston via the northern part of Tavistock following the course of the old railway line. It also forms an alternative loop off Route 27 (Devon Coast to Coast) through Tavistock.

  • National Route 34

    Provides a link between Exeter St David's train station and Route 2.

  • National Route 482

    This route follows the Chiseldon to Marlborough railway path to provide an alternative route through the North Wessex Downs south of Swindon.

  • This ride is mainly traffic-free with no steep gradients and takes in a variety of landscapes from the flat marshes and cider apple orchards around Yatton, steep wooded valleys and a tunnel through the Mendips, to historic Axbridge and the spectacular Cheddar Gorge.

  • Beginning in Stonehouse in the Stroud Valley, this delightful traffic-free route follows the line of the old Midland railway and provides a welcome alternative to local busy roads.

  • The Tarka Trail is one of the country's longest continuous traffic-free walking and cycling paths, and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route.