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Cycling for everyone - examples of a few routes

24 miles off-road Blackpool - Fleetwood
Blackpool to Fleetwood Coastal Route 24 miles maximum (there and back) - less if you turn back earlier. The terrain is a flat, wide pedestrian causeway, and mainly next to the shore. Only one or two small slopes, otherwise flat. Ideal for families with small children as the whole route is off-road.

Camel Trail - Bodmin - Padstow in South-west England
The Camel Trail, Cornwall The Trail winds through some of Cornwall's most beautiful and little-known countryside. Cornwall County Council converted 11 miles of disused railway beside the River Camel from track bed to trail, linking the towns of Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow. An extension follows the river towards Camelford. It isn't a road, it isn't a path, and vehicles are banned. There are many visitors to the Trail each year; some use it daily for jogging or birdwatching, others for an occasional day out walking or cycling. Why not join them? Travel along the Camel Trail and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Camel Valley. Being an old railway track, the Trail is virtually level all the way. Although not a tarmac surface. it is mainly smooth, ideal for wheelchair users, pram and buggy pushers and people who have difficulty in walking on uneven surfaces. The Trail provides safe and easy access to unspoilt countryside for those people unable to use woodland and coastal paths.

Mawddach Trail, Gwynedd, Wales
Winding lazily along a disused railway track, the Mawddach Trail is owned and managed by the Snowdonia National Park Authority, and follows the Mawddach estuary for 9 miles from Barmouth to Dolgellau. The path, having been surfaced using compacted dust, has further been developed between Penmaenpool and Dolgellau to cater for disabled users. Awe inspiring sights can be seen whilst cycling the path, especially of the estuary and the spectacular Barmouth bridge. Also, hidden along the the path verges and outlying land are species rich habitats such as wetland and forestry, for example Coedydd Abergwynant, a woodland adjacent to the path which is owned by the National Park Authority.