Gravel Bike

The Best Gravel Bike Trails in United Kingdom

527 trails

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  • near South Kilvington, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    48.82mi
    Elevation +
    3999f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of South Kilvington - Paradise trail - Helmsley Photo of South Kilvington - Paradise trail - Helmsley Photo of South Kilvington - Paradise trail - Helmsley

    A hard route that follows the Paradise trail for a bit. The Paradise trail is mountain bike trail which cannot be completed on a road bike. Saying that, there's also a lot of tarred road cycling on this route, and due to...

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  • Whitefield - Knutsford - Whitefield

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    Gravel Bike
    near Whitefield, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    67.93mi
    Elevation +
    1490f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Whitefield - Knutsford - Whitefield Photo of Whitefield - Knutsford - Whitefield Photo of Whitefield - Knutsford - Whitefield

    Starting from Whitefield tram station this route goes via Heaton Park, Altrincham, Dunham Massey & Tatton Park. Coming back via Mobberley Manchester Airport, & East Didsbury.

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  • Slaithwaite

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    Gravel Bike
    near Whitefield, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    61.51mi
    Elevation +
    4980f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Slaithwaite Photo of Slaithwaite Photo of Slaithwaite

    Starting from Whitefield metro station. The route goes through Oldham, Middleton and Lees then crosses the Isle of Skye road to Holmfirth.

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  • Whitefield - Glossop - Whitefield

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    Gravel Bike
    near Whitefield, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    52.82mi
    Elevation +
    2411f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Whitefield - Glossop - Whitefield Photo of Whitefield - Glossop - Whitefield Photo of Whitefield - Glossop - Whitefield

    This route starts at Whitefield tram station. Then it passes through Heaton Park, Audenshaw, and Glossop. Then it takes the Longdendale trail and comes out half way up the Woodhead Pass. It then descends into Hollingwo...

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  • 15km Cycle path Barmouth to Dolgellau

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    Gravel Bike
    near Barmouth, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    18.61mi
    Elevation +
    659f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of 15km Cycle path Barmouth to Dolgellau Photo of 15km Cycle path Barmouth to Dolgellau Photo of 15km Cycle path Barmouth to Dolgellau

    This is a nice traffic free cycle path (apart from start in Barmouth). It crosses the estuary on the old wooden railway bridge. Then follows the disused railway track to Dolgellau. Each way is about 15km (9 miles). Mostl...

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  • North-West England : Sowerby Bridge

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    Gravel Bike
    near Whitefield, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    55.16mi
    Elevation +
    2208f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of North-West England : Sowerby Bridge Photo of North-West England : Sowerby Bridge Photo of North-West England : Sowerby Bridge

    Starting and finishing near Whitefield tram station this route goes via Heywood and eventually reaches Rochdale Canal. You follow this to Sowerby Bridge. I stopped in Hebden Bridge (just before SB) for lunch where there ...

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  • North-West England : Knutsford

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    Gravel Bike
    near Whitefield, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    56.30mi
    Elevation +
    1158f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of North-West England : Knutsford Photo of North-West England : Knutsford Photo of North-West England : Knutsford

    This route starts at Whitefield tram station and where possible avoids main roads. It goes along tracks on the way to Pendlebury & Swinton. It passes through Eccles & eventually passes through Dunham Massey Park and then...

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  • Lon Eifion bike trail

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    Gravel Bike
    near Bryncir, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    13.91mi
    Elevation +
    456f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Lon Eifion bike trail Photo of Lon Eifion bike trail Photo of Lon Eifion bike trail

    This section of the lon Eifion bike trail is traffic free and a nice smooth tarmac surface. We parked at Brynic where there is parking for about 6 cars then cycled to Penygrose where we stopped at the vineyard which has ...

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  • Brockenhurst - Burley loop

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    near Brockenhurst, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    29.10mi
    Elevation +
    1253f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of Brockenhurst - Burley loop Photo of Brockenhurst - Burley loop Photo of Brockenhurst - Burley loop

    easy and beautiful loop on a mixture of road, hard packed and loose gravel trails. Using a gravel bike with 35mm Schwalbe All Round G-One tyres - a good choice.

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  • near Great Elm, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    12.04mi
    Elevation +
    371f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of 9.7km one way (19.4km return) Colliers Way cycle track Photo of 9.7km one way (19.4km return) Colliers Way cycle track Photo of 9.7km one way (19.4km return) Colliers Way cycle track

    This is an almost completely traffic-free route along the picturesque Sustrans Route 24 (the Colliers Way) from Mells to Radstock & back. This is also a fairly flat route (there is a gentle hill in the middle but fairly ...

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  • South Kilvington

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    Gravel Bike
    near South Kilvington, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    24.45mi
    Elevation +
    1827f
    TrailRank
    25
    Photo of South Kilvington Photo of South Kilvington Photo of South Kilvington

    A nice cycle that goes through Boltby forest. *Cannot be completed on a road bike.* I did it on a cyclocross bike with gravel tires.

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  • Loop round Invercreran

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    Gravel Bike
    near Creagan, Scotland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    17.39mi
    Elevation +
    538f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo of Loop round Invercreran Photo of Loop round Invercreran Photo of Loop round Invercreran

    Top of loop involved a rough track and fording a burn. You can avoid this by turning right onto the forest track before the Estate house.

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  • Brockenhurst - Lymington Loop

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    Gravel Bike
    near Brockenhurst, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    12.30mi
    Elevation +
    246f
    TrailRank
    21
    Photo of Brockenhurst - Lymington Loop Photo of Brockenhurst - Lymington Loop

    Would have preferred to have stayed off some of the relatively busy main roads (which would have been easy enough to have done) however time was running short and priority was to get to Lymington and then get back to Bro...

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  • Cycle around Western Dartmoor

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    Gravel Bike
    near Princetown, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    24.57mi
    Elevation +
    2080f
    TrailRank
    21
    Photo of Cycle around Western Dartmoor Photo of Cycle around Western Dartmoor

    Mixed terrain including rough stone, mud, road, cycle trail and finishing with a big on-road climb back up to Princetown Completed with my mother (late 60s) on her e-bike.

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  • York gravel route

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    Gravel Bike
    near Anlaby, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    103.36mi
    Elevation +
    1211f
    TrailRank
    20

    Bridle paths, cycle tracks and back road route. Done on a rigid front and rear mountain bike 24 years old with semi slick tyres.

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  • Greenways Network

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    Gravel Bike
    near Skegby, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    41.42mi
    Elevation +
    1486f
    TrailRank
    19

    This was my successful attempt to link all my local trails with minimal back tracking so I could do a decent length gravel ride without getting to far from home during the Covid Lockdowns. I ride this on a Gravel bike (w...

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  • East west gravel route

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    Gravel Bike
    near Anlaby, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    52.72mi
    Elevation +
    620f
    TrailRank
    19

    A couple of sections can be very muddy, the section between Wold Road and Priory Road being the most sticky after rain.

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  • Grafham Water Circular

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    Gravel Bike
    near Grafham, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    8.90mi
    Elevation +
    220f
    TrailRank
    16

    This route follows Grafham Water in a clockwise direction. It starts and ends at Grafham visitor centre, but it is possible to join it anywhere and follow the loop.

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  • Grafham Water Circular

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    Gravel Bike
    near Grafham, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    8.90mi
    Elevation +
    220f
    TrailRank
    16

    This route follows Grafham Water in a clockwise direction. It starts and ends at Grafham visitor centre, but it is possible to join it anywhere and follow the loop.

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  • Birmingham to Rugby and Back

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    Gravel Bike
    near Birmingham, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    97.30mi
    Elevation +
    1575f
    TrailRank
    16

    Mostly a canal side ride, nice landscape, coffee shops and pubs along the way. There are several opportunities to exit the trail and catch a train back to Birmingham city center. Parts of the trail are on grass towpath...

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  • Round the River Weaver

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    Gravel Bike
    near Davenham, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    10.84mi
    Elevation +
    338f
    TrailRank
    16

    An easy ride along the River Weaver and the Whitegate Way. Park at Moulton for an easy start. Suitable with children providing you are confident with them cycling on riverside path.

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  • Street - Wick - Glastonbury loop

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    Gravel Bike
    near Street, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    11.54mi
    Elevation +
    410f
    TrailRank
    16

    Recommend wearing leggings as some of these trails are narrow and you may brush against nettle beds. The climb from Edgarley to the base of the Tor is challenging.

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