Cycling in the South West

There are miles of countryside waiting to be explored on two wheels in the South West. Here's our guide to biking and cycling in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset.

Cycling is one of the best ways to enjoy the wider estate

The Woodland Trail at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

The woodland trail will lead you through beautiful forest and along old carriage drives that were created by the Bankes family. The flat route is accessible for walkers, runners and cyclists of all ages and abilities.

Family cycling the trails at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Cycling at 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.

Car park hut and sign at Baggy Point

Baggy Point to Barnstaple cycle trail

Head out from Baggy Point and join up with the Tarka Trail along the Taw river estuary towards Barnstaple.

Visitor cycling across a field near Old Harry Rocks, on the South West Coast Path, Studland, Dorset

Cycle at Studland Peninsula, Dorset 

Whether you're on the heath or the roads near the beach, the Studland Peninsula in Dorset is a great place to explore on your bike.

Three little girls ride bikes as a lady walks her dog beside them

Riverside trail at Saltram 

This two mile trail through woodlands and beside the Plym estuary is perfect for a family bike ride with plenty of picnic stops on route.

Cycling through the woods at Penrose

Cycling at Penrose

Get cycling at Penrose: find out where the best tracks for trikes are or the best bridleways for the more advanced cyclist here.

Children cycling near Stackpole

Pedal power for beginners - Mortehoe cycle trail

Enjoy a gentle ride and stunning views across the north Devon coast.

A close-up view of a couple cycling on a sunny day

Cycle at Leigh Woods, Bristol

Follow the the scenic cycle trail through Leigh Woods to get stunning views across Bristol.

Mountain biker enjoying a trail in woods

Plym Ridge Ride

The re-designed Plym Ridge Ride is now open - so get on your bike and get pedalling