Cycle routes and maps

Active Wakefield Cycle Maps

Entry, easy, steady and challenging circular routes around Pontefract Park, Pugneys Country Park and Thornes Park

City Connect West Yorkshire Interactive Cycle Map

Wakefield Wheel

Devised and signed by the Wakefield District Cycle Forum, the Wheel is a 38 mile circular cycle route around Wakefield. It has 'spokes' off to link into most parts of Wakefield and a series of shorter circular routes covering the Wakefield area. Some of the routes may be muddy and uneven (particularly in wet weather) and are more suited to mountain bikes than road bikes.

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The Wonders of Wakefield Trail (WoW)

The Wonders of Wakefield is a picturesque 21 mile, mostly traffic-free cycle trail passing by some of the most important sites of historic and cultural interest in the district. It also introduces the visitor to some of the best of Wakefield countryside and the variety of wildlife that lives on the edge of the city. The trail has been signed in both directions. For your first time you may find it advisable to cycle the route in an anti-clockwise direction.

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Ossett to Dewsbury Greenway  

A project between Kirklees Council and Wakefield Council to provide a largely traffic free route for walkers and cyclists between Ossett Town Centre and Dewsbury Town Centre. 

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Trans Pennine Trail 

The first long distance multi-user trail in the UK. Stretching the breadth of Northern England, from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, it is a journey of 215 miles (346km).

Added to this are the north/south route options, between Leeds, York and Chesterfield, making around 350 miles (560km) of signed route to follow along a mixture of well surfaced canal and railway paths, tracks and bridleways, footpaths, cycle lanes and minor roads.

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Sustrans National Cycle Network

The National Cycle Network is a network of safe, traffic-free paths and quiet on-road cycling and walking routes. Its 14,000 miles criss-cross the country, linking up villages, towns and cities. The Network is used by almost five million people a year and runs into town centres, past schools and through stunning countryside from Cornwall to the Shetland Isles.

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