Cycle paths, routes and improvements

Cycle routes

Herefordshire is a great place to get out and about on a bike. Whether you want to commute to work or enjoy a leisurely scenic bike ride, we have a number of cycle routes around the county, as well as network routes passing through the area.

We also offer Park and Cycle and rail and cycle facilities if you live further afield but would still like to cycle for your daily commute.

Hereford area

Ledbury area

Leominster area

Ross-on-Wye area

Cycle networks

We are working with national sustainable transport charity, Sustrans, to develop four National Cycle Network (NCN) routes crossing the county:

  • NCN46 Newport (Gwent) and Neath - Abergavenny - Hereford - Worcester - Droitwich and its Skenfrith spur NCN426 (provides two access points for Monmouthshire's four castles route).
  • NCN44 Shrewsbury - Hereford - Ross-on-Wye - Cinderford - Forest of Dean
  • NCN423 Goodrich - Symonds Yat - Peregrine Path - Monmouth - Cwmbran
  • NCN426 Kentchurch - Skenfrith

You can find more information on these and other routes on the Sustrans website. You can also order cycle route maps from the Sustrans shop website.

Cycle route improvements

We receive many requests for improvements to our cycling infrastructure. The number and scope of these requests greatly exceeds the funds available so we have to prioritise improvements to the schemes. Our prioritisation process ensures that all requests are considered equally against a cycle scheme assessment and ranking scheme that evaluates Local Transport Plan targets and objectives, the council's strategic network and stakeholder proposals. The assessment also ensures that we consider best practice and partnership working. If you would like more information on this process, please contact us at

Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal

The redevelopment of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal will provide a key part of Hereford's walking and cycling network. The Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust have an agreement with Sustrans that all their towpaths will be cycle friendly. For further details of their plans and progress, visit the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust website.