The ultimate green way of travelling is definitely cycling, it’s clean and it makes you lean! As part of our Green Travel series, here is another set of adventures that you can consider taking up, as our selection of cycling paths offers fresh beautiful views around UK and saves you petrol at the same time!
This intermediate route will have you cycle through some of the loveliest landscapes in the south. With its starting point in Bath, it normally takes around 10 hours and is Britain’s most popular long-distance waterside cycle route. The historical scenery of Bath will start you off with its crescents and colonnades, to then have you pass two viaducts and the dramatic Caen Hill Locks at Devizes. With a finishing point in the quiet country town of Devizes, the Kennet & Avon Cycle Route combines beautiful Wiltshire countryside and amazing architecture.
The Manifold Valley will impress you with its limestone beauty while it is the perfect idea for a family cycling trip. Following old rails, it’s safe but still offering stunning scenery. The track runs close to the riverside of both Manifold and Hamps valleys and passes beneath Thor’s Cave and on almost to Beeston, before turning up the Hamps valley and uphill steadily to Waterhouses. It’s a very enjoyable cycle ride with superb views which is not too strenuous!
If you don’t feel like going too far away but still getting out of the city, this waterside cycle route is the perfect one for you! It starts at Kingston station and takes you along to Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace, before you get to the houseboats of Taggs Island and the former racecourse at Hurst Park. Historical palaces and tranquillity all combined and not too far from the craziness of London either.
4. Camel Trail
The Camel Trail that goes through Cornwall’s beautiful countryside, is an easy but scenic cycling path that has all other vehicles banned so that you can enjoy it undisturbed. It also passes along plenty of villages and seaside towns that you can explore. It offers stunning views out over the Camel estuary, complimented with little tributaries that disappear into the heart of the fabulous north Cornwall countryside, as well as revealing little inland coves and beaches at low tide.