Top 7 Family-Friendly Cycling Spots in the United Kingdom


Cycling has proven benefits to help boost one’s health. It is one of the most enjoyable and healthy activities, which you can devote your time to. It is also a great way to bond and have fun with your family. You get to take pleasure in each moment with the people you love the most while keeping your body well.

United Kingdom’s breathtaking places are home to some of the best and most challenging cycling areas in the world. If you are living in the United Kingdom or plan to go on a vacation with your family, then here are some of the best places where you can enjoy cycling:

 

1. Manifold Valley

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Staffordshire Peak District is a spectacular national park in Greater Manchester, England. It has a lot of eye-catching views to offer to its visitors. One of them is the Manifold Valley, which is an amazing limestone gorge, perfect for safe family biking. It follows stunning views of glorious moorlands and distant rolling hills suitable for different outdoor activities.

 

2. Family Cycle Route

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The Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England offers different terrains and sceneries, with a wide-ranging network of stoned roads and paths ideal for all cyclists. The Family Cycle Route in the forest is circular, flat, and suitable for all ages and abilities. It starts in the Cannop Valley, which is great for family cycling.

 

3. Lon Eifion Cycleway

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Lon Eifion Cycleway is a picturesque, 12.5-mile cycle path with exceptional hard surface all the way from Caernarfon to Bryncir in North Wales. The avenues of trees and smooth surface of this trail is popular, which gives cyclists a scenic view while biking.

 

4. Tissington Trail

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The flat, wooded, traffic-free Tissington Train in Ashbourne, Derbyshire was one of the first old train lines in the United Kingdom to be converted to cycling. The trail runs 13 miles from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay. Aside from cycling, this spot is also perfect for picnic time with the whole family. Bikes for rent are also available here.

 

5. Troll Trail

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Isle of Wight’s Troll Trail is the another great cycle route in United Kingdom. This well-surfaced trail is found between Merstone and Shide, which gives everyone a wonderful view, especially for the magically minded children. Also, it is an ideal destination for biking because of its quiet country lanes and scenic off-road cycling routes.

 

6. North Wiltshire Rivers Route

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Love a river scene? Then, take leisurely weekend family cycling at the North Wiltshire Rivers Route in Melksham, Wiltshire. It is part of the National Cycle Route 4 and runs along the River Avon to Chippenham and into Calne through an unused railway line. The North Wiltshire Rivers Route also has off-road and quiet lanes running near Lacock Abbey, the Cherhill White Horse, and Avebury stone circle.

 

7. Strawberry Line Path

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Cycle with your entire family and have fun at the Strawberry Line in North Somerset. This impressive eight-mile cycle path runs from Yatton, south of Bristol, to a former railway line that used to haul strawberries from Cheddar.

 

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Joycy is a passionate nature and animal lover. She explores life by traveling and reading a lot. When she’s not backpacking, she is getting herself to write stories. Joycy is a part of the content marketing team of Cycling Express, offering bikes online.