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Best places to go cycling

A family cycling along the trail at Castle Ward, County Down
A family cycling along the trail at Castle Ward, County Down | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

From mountain biking trails to family-friendly routes, there are plenty of places in our care that you can explore from your saddle. If you’re using one of our multi-use trails, please cycle responsibly and be mindful of other users.

Aberdaron, Porth y Swnt
With sea views and varied routes, Aberdaron is a great place for your next bike ride. Follow the routes around the coast to explore this quaint seaside village by bike.Cycling at Aberdaron
Blickling Estate, Norfolk
Blickling has more than 4,600 acres of parkland to discover by bike. You can get outdoors come rain or shine with the multi-use and multi-weather trail. Hire a bike from the cycling hub or bring your own to explore the estate.Cycling at Blickling
Calke Abbey, Derbyshire
Venture out on your bike or visit the cycle hire to explore the ancient woodland at Calke Abbey. On the Tramway Trail, you'll pass through farmland and pasture as you discover part of the historic horse-drawn tramway.Cycling at Calke Abbey
A family cycles on a narrow path alongside a fenced field containing a large cow on the estate at Wallington, Northumberland.
Cycling at Wallington, Northumberland | © National Trust Images / Chris Lacey
Castle Ward, County Down
With 21 miles of multi-use trails, you can easily explore the landscape at Castle Ward by bike. Take a trip to Strangford Lough and meander through the sheltered woodland and rolling meadows down to the shoreline.Cycling at Castle Ward
Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire
Go on a lakeside bike ride around the wider estate at Clumber Park. Twenty miles of trails pass through a variety of landscapes, offering something new to discover with every visit. There are routes for all ages and abilities, and you can also hire bikes from the Cycle Hub.Cycling at Clumber Park
Florence Court, County Fermanagh
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 a bike ride that will suit whatever you're looking for.Cycling at Florence Court
Cycling on the estate at Blickling, Norfolk
Cycling on the estate at Blickling, Norfolk | © National Trust Images/John Millar
Great Langdale Valley, Cumbria
Take in varied Lake District scenery on this trail through the Great Langdale Valley, including meadows, woodland and a slate quarry. You can also stop off at Skelwith Bridge for refreshments before heading back up the valley.Cycling at Great Langdale Valley
Ickworth, Suffolk
The multi-use trail at Ickworth provides smooth terrain whatever the weather, or you can decide your own route. The Cycle Hub has bikes available for hire or you can bring your own.Cycling at Ickworth
Kingston Lacy, Dorset
Explore the woodland trail at Kingston Lacy by bike, where you can spot wildlife and seasonal flowers along the way. This route takes you along historic carriage drives that were once used by the family that lived here hundreds of years ago.Cycling at Kingston Lacy
Lanhydrock, Cornwall
Whatever your experience as a cyclist, there's bound to be a trail to suit you at Lanhydrock. Take a ride through woodland and choose from a range of flat or hillier routes.Cycling at Lanhydrock
Long Mynd, Shropshire
This mountain bike trail is a must for any seasoned rider who wants to experience some of the best routes on Long Mynd.Cycling at Long Mynd
Visitor exploring the wooded cycle trails at Lanhydrock, Cornwall
Visitor exploring the wooded cycle trails at Lanhydrock, Cornwall | © National Trust Images/James Dobson
Toys Hill, Kent
Explore one of the bridle paths at Toys Hill for a cycling route with a view. Whether you're a mountain or road cyclist, the routes here are great for getting out on your bike.Cycling at Toys Hill
Wallington, Northumberland
Explore the wider Wallington Estate on the Dragon cycle trail. Pedal across Broom House Farm’s fields, wind through the woods and take in far-reaching views across Northumberland.Cycling at Wallington
Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire
Cycle through Wicken Fen nature reserve, the oldest nature reserve in our care. Try out an easy family ride to discover the wildlife in the wider reserve and possibly spot one of the Konik ponies along the way. You can also visit the cycle hire to get some tips on the best cycling trails to explore nearby.Cycling at Wicken Fen
Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
This multi-use trail passes through woodland tracks, bridleways and arable fields as you take in the views of Cambridgeshire's countryside from your bike.Cycling at Wimpole
A group of visitors cycling through the Wallington estate in autumn

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