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.

A family cycles towards the camera by the coast

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.

Visitors enjoying a bike ride through bluebell woodland on the Blickling Estate, Norfolk

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 at Blickling. You can also explore the multi-use, multi-weather trail to get outdoors come rain or shine.

Cycling at Calke for all the family

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire 

Venture out on two wheels at Calke Abbey. Pop into the cycle hire and head out on the Tramway Trail, which will take you through woodland, farmland and pasture as well as part of the historic horse-drawn tramway.

Cycling at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire 

Enjoy a lakeside cycle or whizz through the estate on your bike at Clumber Park. There are lots of routes that are easy for beginners – you can also hire a bike and take some lessons if you're new to cycling.

Family cycling during the colder months

Florence Court, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland 

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

 Mountain biking 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 on a woodland cycle path, on the coastline at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

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.

Cyclists on Long Mynd with Caer Caradoc in background at Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd, Shropshire

Long Mynd, Shropshire 

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

Cyclist admiring the view across Godlingston Heath, Poole Harbour and the Studland Peninsula, from 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.

Burwell Lode footbridge at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire

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 discover the wildlife in the wider reserve. You might be lucky enough to spot one of the Konik ponies along the way. Visit the cycle hire to get some tips on the best cycling trails to explore nearby.

A visitor enjoying cycling

Wimpole cycle trail, Cambridgeshire 

This multi-use 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.