Best cycle routes

Get a fresh two-wheeled perspective of the places in our care with these cycling routes. From mountain-biking trails for the more intrepid, to family-friendly bike rides, we have plenty of places where you can enjoy great views and wildlife from your saddle.

National Trust Rangers on a hill resting after a cycle

Aberdaron, Porth y Swnt, Wales 

With coastal views and varied routes, Aberdaron has lots to offer for your next bike ride. Follow the routes around the coast to explore this quaint seaside village on two wheels.

Three children on bikes in woodland

Blickling Estate, Norfolk

With over 4,600 acres of parkland to explore, there's a route for every type of cyclist. If you don't have your own bike, there are a variety of bikes for hire including electric bikes, trailers and balance bikes.

Child riding a bicycle in the grounds at Florence Court, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Florence Court, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland 

From gentle family cycle rides on the Blue Trail and around the Pleasure Grounds or for more challenging routes like the Red Trail, head over to Florence Court for an invigorating bike ride.

Mountain biking at Great Langdale in the Lake District, Cumbria

Great Langdale Valley cycle trail, Cumbria 

This trail through the Great Langdale valley takes in varied Lake District scenery including meadows, woodland and a slate quarry. Stop off at Skelwith Bridge for refreshments before heading back up the valley.

Visitor cycling along the trail at Lanhydrock

Lanhydrock, Cornwall 

Whatever your experience as a cyclist, there's bound to be a trail to suit at Lanhydrock. Enjoy the ride through woodland and choose from a range of flat or hillier routes.

A cycling climbing up the Burway at Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd, Shropshire

Long Mynd, Shropshire 

This is a 'must do' mountain bike ride for any experienced rider that wants to experience some of the best routes on Long Mynd.

Visitor cycling along a country road near Studland, in the Purbeck Countryside, Dorset.

Studland Peninsula, Dorset 

Whether you want to walk, run, cycle, swim or paddle at Studland, there are endless opportunities for adventure.

Cycling at Wallington, Northumberland

Wallington, Northumberland 

Explore the wider Wallington estate on the Dragon cycle trail: pedal across Broom House Farm’s fields, whizz through the woods and enjoy far reaching views across Northumberland.

Two cyclists at Wicken Fen

Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire 

Go for a cycle through Wicken Fen nature reserve, the oldest nature reserve in our care. Enjoy an easy family ride to see our konik ponies or discover the wildlife in the wider reserve.

A visitor enjoying cycling

Wimpole cycle trail, Cambridgeshire 

This four-and-a-half mile trail is a good cycle challenge through rolling countryside. Passing along woodland tracks, bridleways and arable fields, enjoy this view of Cambridgeshire from your bike.

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