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The Wirral Way traffic-free cycle route

Wirral Way overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Wirral Way forms part of the longer Wirral Circular Trail but this is by far the most popular section, being almost completely traffic free. It follows the route of a disused railway, from West Kirby to Hooton, and offers great views across the Dee Estuary to Wales, over a … Read more

Monsal Trail Traffic-free Cycle Route

The Monsal Trail Cycle Route Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Monsal Trail, a traffic-free cycle route, is an idyllic destination for family outings, particularly when cycling with kids! This 9-mile scenic trail follows the course of the historic Midland Railway, offering breathtaking views and a serene cycling experience. With four tunnels along the route, each roughly … Read more

Lon Eifion Cycleway

Lon Eifion Cycleway Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Lon Eifion Cycleway is a 12.5 mile traffic-free route, running from Caernarfon to Bryncir. Offering a range of views, from rich woodland to spectacular mountains (at one point you can see Snowdon) it is cycling heaven. The name simply means Eifion’s Lane. The name is from the district in … Read more

Prestatyn to Rhos-on-Sea Traffic-free Cycle Route

Prestatyn to Rhos-on-Sea Cycle Route Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This stunning and mainly flat route of 15.2 miles winds its way from Prestatyn to Rhos-on-Sea, almost entirely traffic-free. I started the route on the map at Prestatyn train station, and ended it just past the Colwyn Bay station. That allows you the option of cycling it … Read more

Bristol and Bath Railway Path

Bristol & Bath Railway Path Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Bristol and Bath Railway Path (BBRP for short) was Sustrans’ very first shared path in the UK. It runs – unsurprisingly – between Bristol and Bath and is 16 miles long. Though most of it is entirely traffic-free, the route shown on the map below starts … Read more

The Granite Way

Granite Way Cycle Route Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Granite Way is traffic-free shared path, built on the remains of a disused railway, and it’s simply gorgeous. Skirting the high moor, it runs for 9 miles, from Okehampton to Lydford, and forms part of the Devon Coast To Coast route. Built on the track bed of … Read more

Traffic-free Cycling Route Guide Ratings Explained

Star-rated  traffic-free  cycle  routes As you may have noticed, I started grading the route guides I publish, using a star grading system. This grading system is to give an indication of family-friendliness of a route, which is a grading that will also help new adult cyclists, as well as less confident adult cyclists. Some routes … Read more