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

Cycle A-way - CTC unique guide to published cycle routes
CTC’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 CTC 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 CTC's library of CTC's 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 Jan 2016


England Updated 1st Jan 2016
Bedfordshire Updated 1st Jan 2016
Berkshire Updated 1st Dec 2015
Buckinghamshire Updated 1st Jan 2016
Cambridgeshire Updated 1st Feb 2016
Cheshire Updated 1st Feb 2016
Cornwall Updated 1st Feb 2016
Cumbria Updated 1st Feb 2016
Derbyshire Updated 1st Feb 2016
Devon Updated 1st Feb 2016
Dorset Updated 1st Feb 2016
Durham and Tees Valley Updated 1st Feb 2016
Essex Updated 1st Feb 2016
Gloucestershire Updated 1st Feb 2016
Hampshire Updated 1st Feb 2016
Hereford and Worcester Updated 1st Feb 2016
Hertfordshire Updated 1st Feb 2016
Isle of Man Updated 1st Feb 2016
Isle of Wight Updated 1st Feb 2016
Kent Updated 1st Feb 2016
Lancashire Updated 1st Feb 2016
Leicestershire Updated 1st Feb 2016
Lincolnshire Updated 1st Feb 2016
London Updated 1st Feb 2016
Manchester Updated 1st Feb 2016
Merseyside Updated 1st Feb 2016
Norfolk Updated 1st Feb 2016
Northamptonshire Updated 1st Feb 2016
Northumberland Updated 1st Jan 2016
Nottinghamshire Updated 1st Jan 2016
Oxfordshire Updated 1st Jan 2016
Shropshire Updated 1st Jan 2016
Somerset Updated 1st Jan 2016
Staffordshire Updated 1st Jan 2016
Suffolk Updated 1st Jan 2016
Surrey Updated 1st Jan 2016
Sussex, East Updated 1st Jan 2016
Sussex, West Updated 1st Sept 2015
Tyne and Wear Updated 1st Jan 2016
Warwickshire Updated 1st Sept 2015
West Midlands Updated 1st Feb 2016
Wiltshire Updated 1st Jan 2016
Yorkshire, East Updated 1st Jan 2016
Yorkshire, North Updated 1st Jan 2016
Yorkshire, South Updated 1st Oct 2015
Yorkshire, West Updated 1st Jan 2016


Wales Updated 1st Jan 2016
Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembroke Updated 1st Jan 2016
Conwy and North East Wales Updated 1st Jan 2016
Gwynedd and Anglesey Updated 1st Jan 2016
Monmouth Updated 1st Oct 2015
Powys Updated 1st Oct 2015
South Wales Updated 1st Jan 2016


Scotland Updated 1st Sept 2015
Borders Updated 1st Jan 2016
Dumfries and Galloway Updated 1st Jan 2016
Edinburgh Updated 1st Jan 2016
Fife Updated 1st Dec 2015
Glasgow, Falkirk, Argyll and Ayrshire Updated 1st Jan 2016
Highland Updated 1st Jan 2016
North East Scotland Updated 1st Jan 2016
Perth and Kinross Updated 1st Jan 2016
Scottish Islands Updated 1st Jan 2016
Stirling Updated 1st Jan 2016



Ireland Updated 1st Jan 2016

Channel Islands

Channel Islands Updated 1st Nov 2015


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