Cycle A-way: Cycling UK's unique guide to published cycle routes

Cycle A-way: Cycling UK's unique guide to published cycle routes

Cycling UK’s unique guide to all the published cycle routes in the British Isles, whether on or off-road. Find places to ride and information about them everywhere in the country whether you are looking for easy cycling routes on the Isle of Wight or challenging mountain bike trails in the North Pennines.


Cycle A-way was published in 1992, then again in 1996. Since then information has continued to be collated, but not widely published as the information was continually changing. However, the opportunity to include Cycle A-way on the Cycling UK website now means that information can be kept more up to date, and therefore be a more valuable resource.

Designated cycle routes means those routes established by local authorities and others over the years in contrast to the Cycling UK's library of Information & Touring sheets provided mainly by members for the exclusive use of members.

Information is listed under :

  • Countrywide - publications covering more than one country. 
  • England, Wales and Scotland - publications covering more than one county.
  • By county - Information is listed under the county in which the majority of the route occurs, with cross-referencing to other counties where appropriate.

The table below lists the areas and counties, when the last update occurred.

If you know of any information that is incorrect, or of any leaflets not included, please do let me know.

Heather Evans
Cycle A-way Co-ordinator,

Using the guide

Information listed includes :

  • the title of the leaflet or book
  • its cost
  • details of how to obtain and/or download it
  • the publication date if known

For off-road routes  :

  • OS 1:50 000 sheet number
  • 4 or 6 figure grid reference for the start and finish
  • route mileage

Sustrans National Cycle Network (NCN) and their Regional Route (RR) numbers are often included.

Where publications are obtainable from one source these are grouped together. Most are also available from other sources.

Country Wide

Countrywide  Updated 1st Jul 2019


England Updated 1st Aug 2019
Bedfordshire Updated 1st Aug 2019
Berkshire Updated 1st Aug 2019
Buckinghamshire Updated 1st Aug 2019
Cambridgeshire Updated 1st Aug 2019
Cheshire Updated 1st Aug 2019
Cornwall Updated 1st Aug 2019
Cumbria Updated 1st Sep 2019
Derbyshire Updated 1st Aug 2019
Devon Updated 1st Aug 2019
Dorset Updated 1st Aug 2019
Durham and Tees Valley Updated 1st Aug 2019
Essex Updated 1st Aug 2019
Gloucestershire Updated 1st Aug 2019
Hampshire Updated 1st Sep 2019
Hereford and Worcester Updated 1st Sep 2019
Hertfordshire Updated 1st Sep 2019
Isle of Man Updated 1st Sep 2019
Isle of Wight Updated 1st Sep 2019
Kent Updated 1st Sep 2019
Lancashire Updated 1st Sep 2019
Leicestershire Updated 1st Sep 2019
Lincolnshire Updated 1st Sep 2019
London Updated 1st Sep 2019
Manchester Updated 1st Sep 2019
Merseyside Updated 1st Aug 2019
Norfolk Updated 1st Aug 2019
Northamptonshire Updated 1st Apr 2019
Northumberland Updated 1st Aug 2019
Nottinghamshire Updated 1st Aug 2019
Oxfordshire Updated 1st Aug 2019
Shropshire Updated 1st Aug 2019
Somerset Updated 1st Aug 2019
Staffordshire Updated 1st Aug 2019
Suffolk Updated 1st Aug 2019
Surrey Updated 1st Jul 2019
Sussex, East Updated 1st Jul 2019
Sussex, West Updated 1st Apr 2019
Tyne and Wear Updated 1st Aug 2019
Warwickshire Updated 1st Aug 2019
West Midlands Updated 1st Apr 2019
Wiltshire Updated 1st Aug 2019
Yorkshire, East Updated 1st May 2019
Yorkshire, North Updated 1st Aug 2019
Yorkshire, South Updated 1st Aug 2019
Yorkshire, West Updated 1st Aug 2019


Wales Updated 1st Aug 2019
Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembroke Updated 1st Aug 2019
Conwy and North East Wales Updated 1st Aug 2019
Gwynedd and Anglesey Updated 1st Aug 2019
Monmouth Updated 1st May 2019
Powys Updated 1st Aug 2019
South Wales Updated 1st Aug 2019


Scotland Updated 1st Aug 2019
Borders Updated 1st Jul 2019
Dumfries and Galloway Updated 1st Jul 2019
Edinburgh Updated 1st Aug 2019
Fife Updated 1st Jun 2019
Glasgow, Falkirk, Argyll and Ayrshire Updated 1st Aug 2019
Highland Updated 1st Aug 2019
North East Scotland Updated 1st Aug 2019
Perth and Kinross Updated 1st Jul 2019
Scottish Islands Updated 1st Jul 2019
Stirling Updated 1st Jul 2019



Ireland Updated 1st Jul 2019

Channel Islands

Channel Islands Updated 1st Jun 2019


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