Longer bike rides

Discover our cycle trails designed to suit families with older children, as well as adults looking for longer or more challenging routes. All will take you into the heart of spectacular countryside and provide a thrilling day out.


Cyclists on the west shore track, Windermere, Cumbria
The west shore of Windermere is perfect for a casual bike ride National Trust / Steve Barber

Claife Height mountain bike trail, Cumbria 

This 10-mile mountain bike trail is through Beatrix Potter landscape. It is fairly easy and suitable for all ages.

Heather in foreground, conifer plantations below, reservoir with arched brdge across at bottom of valley
Can you cycle all the way around these famous reservoirs? Tim Riley

Dark Peak the three reservoirs cycle trail, Derbyshire 

This 18-mile route takes cyclists through the Derwent Valley set amidst a landscape of moorland and vast reservoirs.

Moorland plants and broken stone wall in foreground, green valley beyond with background hills in shadow
Make the most of the Edale Valley views on this cycle route Paul Evans

Edale Valley tough cycle trail, Derbyshire 

This 16-mile route is a superb ultra-challenging circuit exploring the high country.

Almost dry bed of the Manifold River running through Hinkley Wood
Keep an eye out for kingfishers around the River Manifold National Trust / Joe Cornish

Manifold Way cycle trail, Derbyshire

This trail is 8.5 miles on mainly flat terrain along the Lower Manifold Valley.

Male mountain biker in black, background blurred
Escape to the hills on your bike Emma Wagner

Win Hill circuit cycle trail, Derbyshire 

This trail is 20 miles. Savour the dramatic landscapes while you tackle a rough ascent and descent.

North West

Ranger on Peel island Conison water, Cumbria
Admire the serene oak shrouded woodlands of Coniston's east shore National Trust

Coniston cycle trails, Cumbria 

Trails are from 8.7 to 22.5 miles. Grab your bike to explore this stunning beauty spot on a variety of routes.

People walking on the path around Tarn Hows
Enjoy classic Lake District views at Tarn Hows National Trust Images / Paul Harris

Walna Scar mountain bike trail, Cumbria 

This trail is 11.5 miles and is a moderate to challenging mountain bike trail over mixed terrain.

South East and London

View through woodland alley with autumnal trees at the Ashridge Estate
One of the woodland paths on the Ashridge Estate National Trust Images / Michael Caldwell

Ashridge Estate cycle trails, Hertfordshire

Trails are from 5 miles to 17 miles. Take the longest route to visit all the best bits of the estate in one trip.

The north front of Ham House, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey. The house was built in 1610 with some alterations in 1672-4.
Explore the history of Ham House for yourself National Trust Images / John Hammond

Ham House cycle trail, London 

This trail is 6.5 miles. Explore historic London on this circular route to Ham House by the Thames.

South West

Creech Grange Arch in the Purbeck Hills, Dorset
Creech Grange Arch can be found in the hills to the west of Corfe Castle National Trust Images/Fay Godwin

Corfe Castle cycle trail, Dorset 

Grange Arch cycle trail is 7.5 miles. It's a mainly off-road circular route with stunning castle views and an 18th century folly.

A wintery view of Saltram house, Devon
Visit Saltram all year round for garden strolls or exploring the house. National Trust / Martin J. Stott

Plymouth Hoe to Saltram House cycle trail, Devon 

Plymouth Hoe to Saltram House trail is 8 miles. Follow the coastal path, then climb uphill to Saltram House parkland and café.

Barrington Court from the south lawn
The beauty and drama of the house is something to behold all year Nartional Trust

South Somerset cycle trail, Somerset 

This trail is 20 miles. Discover Barrington Court and Montacute House, as well as charming villages and hamlets, on this long but easy ride.

Northern Ireland

Waves crash against the Giant's Causeway, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland
Waves crash against the Giant's Causeway National Trust Images / Joe Cornish

Giant's Causeway cycle trail, Antrim 

A 12 mile circular route from Portstewart along a stretch of North Antrim coast. Travel east along the coast road through Portrush and Bushmills, before joining a trail running besides the tourist railway to the Giant's Causeway. Follow the cycle path a little further inland on the return leg on the lightly trafficked high road back towards Portstewart.