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From quiet country roads to purpose-designed cycle ways, more routes are opening up for local and visitor use. Pedal along the peaceful and pretty off-road cycle routes - Conkers Circuit or Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail.
Leicestershire County Council's website details cycle routes that use well surfaced easy to follow pathways through the countryside of Leicestershire and Rutland.
More info: Leicestershire County Council
Staffordshire County Council has produced cycle maps for each district in Staffordshire.
Read more: Staffordshire County Council
Visit Peak District & Derbyshire has a number of routes with maps which are also available to download for use in a Global Positioning System (GPS).
Read more: Visit Peak District
The 5.7km Heritage Trail runs along the former Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway Line from the old station at Measham to Spring Cottage to join the B5004 and the Conkers Circuit.
Read more: Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail.
For those wanting a gentle cycle ride, a family walk, a wildlife ramble or a daily jog, the four and a half mile Conkers Circuit is ideal for all ages with easy to follow circuit markers and shorter loops within it.
Read more: Conkers Circuit
Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps 245 (The National Forest), 246 (Loughborough) and 233 (Leicester) cover the whole National Forest & Beyond area. Order your copy.
Order: The National Forest Shop