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Starting at Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn in Welsh), this route travels through the heart of Wales along the Lôn Las Cymru (National Route 8), taking in Snowdonia National Park and Brecon Beacons National Park. Passing the Welsh capital Cardiff, it then crosses the Severn, where it visits the grand cities of Bristol and Bath – connected by the hugely popular Bristol to Bath Railway path. After that it joins the scenic Kennet and Avon Cycle Route (National Route 4) along the historic canal which links the Thames and the Bristol Channel, weaving through spectacular scenery on its way from Bath to Reading. At Reading, the route joins the Thames Valley Route on its way to London. Finally it leaves London through the docklands, travelling north to the ferry port at Harwich.
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National information
  • Holyhead - Cardiff or Chepstow

    Lon Las Cymru - Holyhead to Cardiff or Chepstow

    Further information on National Route 42 – Lon Las Cymru from Holyhead to Cardiff or Chepstow Up for a challenge? Lôn Las Cymru runs for over 250 miles down the whole length of Wales from Holyhead to Chepstow or Cardiff. It is one of the toughest of all the long distance routes on the National Cycle Network however it can also be broken down into shorter traffic free and challenging sections. Taking in 3 mountain ranges it requires a good pair of lungs and a strong pair of legs. The rewards are more than worth it: the scenery is some of the most stunning in the British Isles. Please Note: Possible closures and Diversions on route see below

    Route description Electronic maps / GPS tracks Printed material Public transport connections Cycle friendly services (accommodation, cafes, restaurants etc.) Points of interest / attractions etc.

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    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/lon-las-cymru-holyhead-cardiff-chepstow

  • Cardiff - Holyhead

    Lon Las Cymru North - Cardiff to Llanidloes and Llanidloes to Holyhead

    Further information on National Route 8 - The route connects Holyhead to Anglesey to the Wye Valley in the heart of Wales using minor roads, railway paths, forestry tracks and ancient coach roads. There are some tough challenges as the route crosses the Snowdonia National Park and the range of the Cambrian Mountains however, there are convenient railway stations at Holyhead, Bangor, Porthmadog, Barmouth, Tywyn and Machynlleth that can help you break up the route into smaller sections. Places to visit along the way include; the literary town of Hay-on-Wye and Beaumaris Castle on the isle of Anglesey Please Note: Possible closures and Diversions on route see below;

    Route description Electronic maps / GPS tracks Printed material Public transport connections Cycle friendly services (accommodation, cafes, restaurants etc.) Points of interest / attractions etc.

    available in en

    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/lon-las-cymru-north

  • South Llanidoes - Cardiff bay or Chepstow

    Lon Las Cymru South - Llanidoes to Cardiff bay or Chepstow

    Further information on National Routes 8 and 42 - This route connects Llanidloes in the heart of Wales to the attractive finishing points of Cardiff or Chepstow. National Route 42 connects Hay on Wye to Abergavenny and Chepstow via a taste of the Black Mountains, whilst the largely traffic free Taff Trail links Brecon to Cardiff via Merthyr Tydfil on National Route 8. Bursting with greenery and wildlife, you will not be disappointed by the natural beauty of this section of Lon las.

    Route description Electronic maps / GPS tracks Printed material Public transport connections Cycle friendly services (accommodation, cafes, restaurants etc.) Points of interest / attractions etc.

    available in en

    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/shop/route-maps-guides/ncn-lon-las-cymru-south

  • Bristol - Bath

    Bristol & Bath path - Bristol to Bath

    Further information on National Route 4 - The immensely popular Bristol and Bath path provides a short (13 miles) tranquil walking and cycling path between the two cities. The path begins in the historic port of Bristol, and passes via Mangotsfield, Warmley and Saltford before arriving in the heart of Bath. You’ll find ideal stopping points for drinks and snacks at Bitton and Warmley stations, or you could enjoy a pub lunch at Saltford. In Bath you’re sure to find a variety of ways to spend the rest of your day including the Roman Baths, art galleries, shopping and Botanical Gardens. Even more reason to cycle along this route is the famous Sustrans Art trail. Working alongside artists Steve Joyce, Gordon Young, Cod Steaks, Barbara Disney, Kevin Hughes, and Jim Paulsen a range of unique and memorable art has been installed. Please Note: Possible closures and Diversions on route see below;

    Route description Electronic maps / GPS tracks Printed material Public transport connections Cycle friendly services (accommodation, cafes, restaurants etc.) Points of interest / attractions etc.

    available in en

    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/bristol-and-bath-path#Closures

  • Bath - Reading

    Kennet & Avon Cycle route/Canal - Bath to Reading

    Further information on National Route 4 - This historic canal links the Thames and the Bristol Channel, weaving through spectacular scenery on its way from Bath to Reading. Its impressive architecture is in keeping with its surroundings that also provide a habitat for a diverse range of flora and fauna. Local attractions include; Bath Abbey, Claverton Pumping Station, Tithe Barn and Caen Locks.

    Route description Electronic maps / GPS tracks Printed material Public transport connections Cycle friendly services (accommodation, cafes, restaurants etc.) Points of interest / attractions etc.

    available in en

    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/kennet-and-avon-cycle-route

  • Reading - Putney Bridge

    Thames Valley - Reading to Putney Bridge

    Further information on National Route 4 - This popular route leads from the countryside into the bustling city of London along the Tames, passing through parks at Richmond and Hampton Court, the latter along the riverside path. The route travels through Staines and then onto Thorpe Park, for those wanting to test their mettle on the rides. Local attractions include; Tower of London, The London Eye and the Houses of Parliament, or why not simply relax on a lazy boat tour on the Tames.

    Route description Electronic maps / GPS tracks Printed material Public transport connections Cycle friendly services (accommodation, cafes, restaurants etc.) Points of interest / attractions etc.

    available in en

    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/thames-valley

  • London - Ipwich to Harwich

    London Docklands & Lea Valley - London to Ipswich to Harwich

    Further information on National Routes 1 and 51 - The route heads out of London from Greenwich in a northerly direction along the traffic-free London Docklands and Lea Valley cycle route into Hertfordshire. From Harlow the route travels through Essex and takes you via Chelmsford to Colchester before joining route 51. The section between Colchester and Harwich forms part of the North Sea Cycle Route, also known as EuroVelo 12. Fancy a challenge? Head North from Colchester and you can follow Eurovelo 12 all the way to the Shetland Islands. Local attractions include; Greenwich Maritime World Heritage site, Cutty Sark, Mudchute Park and Farm, Walthamstow Marsh Nature Reserve and Lea Valley Regional Park

    Route description Electronic maps / GPS tracks Printed material Public transport connections Cycle friendly services (accommodation, cafes, restaurants etc.) Points of interest / attractions etc.

    available in en

    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/londons-docklands-and-lea-valley