'Charity that works with communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people can choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys and enjoy better, safer spaces to live in. All over the UK, we make a positive difference to people's lives.'
Leeds City Railway Station, Leeds
'Peaceful route through Leeds and out past Kirkstall Abbey, Bramley Fall, Rodley, Calverley Woods, Apperley Bridge, Buck Wood at Thackley, Shipley, Hirst Wood, Dowley Gap and the Three and Five Rise Locks at Bingley.'
Measham, North West Leicestershire
'Now forming part of the new National Forest, this area was once an industrial landscape, ravaged by mining. The route runs from Measham to Moira passing through countryside which is rich in social and industrial history ...'
Oldfield Park Railway Station, Bath & North East Somerset
'Circular route taking in the iconic Bath Two Tunnels. The route also uses National Route 24 and National Route 4, along the Kennet & Avon Canal back in to Central Bath ... Both tunnels are well lit, have a sealed surface and are wide enough for pedestrians and cyclists to comfortably use the route in harmony.'
Market Harborough Station, Harborough
Market Harborough to Northampton: 'Connecting the two towns via a high quality traffic-free path through the countryside, the Brampton Valley Way provides the perfect opportunity for a family day out.'
Walk #137: Market Harborough to Northampton [BritishWalks.org]
Shotton Railway Station, Flintshire
'This route connects the historic city of Chester to the Wharf at Connah's Quay. The path takes you along an old railway line and is an attractive open ride from the north side of Chester out into the Wirral’s rich arable farmlands.'
Consett, County Durham
Braintree Railway Station, Braintree
Braintree to Little Dunmow: 'Open to walkers, cyclists and horse riders, the Flitch Way is flat and mostly traffic free. There are many public footpaths exploring the countryside just off the route.'
Braintree and the Flitch Way [AA Walks and Bike Rides] | The Friends of the Flitch Way and Associated Woodlands
Craigavon Bridge, Derry City, Derry
'Connecting Derry City to the border towns of Lifford and Strabane this cycle route is a mixture of traffic free paths and quiet country roads and lanes which crosses between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. There are many attractions along the route including the Foyle Valley Railway Museum or Gray's Printer's Museum.'
'The Great Northern Railway Trail is a work in progress, but the completion of the first section over two spectacular viaducts opens up the potential for day rides [and walks] in this beautiful corner of Bronte country ... Although there are plans to extend the railway path via Denholme and Thornton to Queensbury, it currently ends just south of Hewenden viaduct.'
Rugby Railway Station, Rugby
'This attractive route links Rugby and Leamington Spa passing pretty villages, wildlife reserves, reservoirs and canals. From the centre of Rugby, the route follows the Great Central Way, and soon passes two Wildlife Trust Sites: Ashlawn Cutting and Cock Robin Wood ...'
'This cycle and walking route from the Bann Bridge in Portadown to the Town Hall in Newry is a 20 mile trip on part of route 9 of the National Cycle Network. The route follows the towpath on the western bank of the, now non-navigable, Newry Canal.'
Corr's Corner, Newtownabbey
'A new traffic-free route from Corr's Corner in Newtownabbey to the shores of Belfast Lough at Whiteabbey, to provide people with great cycling and walking links right into Belfast city centre, or out into beautiful surrounding countryside.'
Newtownabbey Way [WalkNI]
St Austell, East Cornwall
'Enjoy wild flowers, wooded countryside and fine views on this route which takes you along a flat, former railway line to the beach and harbour at Pentewan.'
Thame, South Oxfordshire
'Thame to Princes Risborough: A 5 mile shared use path for walkers, cyclists, wheelchair users and horseriders.'
Barking Abbey, Barking & Dagenham
'The Pilgrimage Route is open to all and makes a very pleasant and energetic day out! It utilizes the Greenway through Newham, joins the Limehouse Cut to the yachting basin, takes the Regents Canal to Victoria Park and then follows the Lee Canal past the Olympic site and on to Waltham Abbey ... As this ride is mostly on off road paths and tracks it is also suitable for walkers.'
Pilgrimage Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]
Roker Beach, Sunderland
'Starts on the seafront at Roker in Sunderland and travels inland to the pretty village of Beamish ... Largely traffic free with some short on road sections. No hills, but there is a climb on the section beside Sunderland Enterprise Park.'
Highbury & Islington Underground Station, Islington
'Travels from opposite Highbury and Islington tube station, through Highbury Fields, past Gillespie Park before arriving at Finsbury Park.'
Islington Connect2 Route [Islington Council]
Manor Park, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire
'Ridge Walk was opened in the 1970’s but some sections of the path had become in desperate need of repair and improvement. Better access from nearby communities was also needed and people using the path were faced with a number of difficult roads to cross. The scheme involved improving the existing route and building new paths to create an uninterrupted network stretching from the south to the north of Scunthorpe ...'
'The route is a wonderful green corridor running through densely populated urban areas with long distance moor-land views, it passes a wildlife reserve and a rolling golf course.'
Spen Greenway [Spen Valley Civic Society]
Yatton, North Somerset
'Mainly traffic-free with no steep gradients and takes in a variety of landscapes from the flat marshes and cider apple orchards around Yatton, steep wooded valleys and a tunnel through the Mendips, to historic Axbridge and the spectacular Cheddar Gorge.'
Braunton, North Devon
'The Tarka Trail is one of the country's longest continuous traffic-free walking and cycling paths, and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route.'
'The Dartmoor Way Cycle Route is a 95 mile-long circular route which winds its way around the natural beauty of Dartmoor National Park, linking hamlets, villages and towns along its length.'
'Also coming soon: Walk the Dartmoor Way ...'
Taplow, South Bucks
'This splendid family friendly circuit takes in Windsor Castle, Eton College, Dorney Lake, the Jubilee River and the River Thames.' Note that several walks and starting and end points are possible around and about this interesting area.
Jubilee River [Exploring the Thames Wilderness]
Hastingbury Upper School, Kempston, Bedford (Borough)
'The new traffic-free section of National Routes 51 and 12 linking communities between Sandy, Bedford and Milton Keynes provides a useful link for local cyclists' everyday journeys, but is also worth exploring at a leisurely pace.'
Ox-Cam Walk [railfuture]
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