The South Somerset 80-mile Cycleway will lead you on a cycling adventure along a hedge-lined network of sleepy country lanes whilst calling into some of the county’s pretty market towns and historic villages. This cycle trip will take you deep into the county and guarantees that you will be tasting some of Somerset’s finest food and drink along the way.

The 80-mile route is fully waymarked and you can break it down into shorter sections if you prefer. When used together with the downloadable maps, you can pedal at your leisure whilst soaking up the West Country hospitality and rewarding views.

You can cycle this circular route in either direction, but our route guidance notes follow anti-clockwise, starting at Yeovil Junction towards Sherborne. Much of the route is guided by brown waymarkers and covers some Sustrans routes too including routes 30, 26 and 33. Other parts of the route are not covered by the National Cycle Route.

The route is divided into eight sections – so do as much or as little as you like.

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South Somerset 80 mile cycleway leaflet

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Free route guidance (anti-clockwise)

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You can read more about what to expect in this Great British Life feature, Taking a trip on the South Somerset cycleway by local cyclist and explorer Rachel Mead.

Download the route GPS

You can also download the cycling route as a GPS file straight to your phone or device. Please note that this route is provided by an external provider, not Somerset Council.

Ride with GPS – South Somerset 80 mile cycleway GPS route (anti-clockwise)

Ride with GPS – South Somerset 80 mile cycleway GPS route (clockwise)

Access the route using the Sustrans website

Sustrans also have the route on their website in a clockwise direction. As already mentioned, you can navigate in either direction as it is a circular route and the waymarkers will work in both ways. Please take extra care where there are one-way streets in South Petherton, Somerton and Castle Cary.

Sustrans website route (clockwise)

Access the route by using the Komoot app

You can also access the route in a clockwise direction using the Komoot app . You will need to have this app downloaded onto your device and then you can download as a GPX file or print off instructions.

Komoot app – South Somerset cycleway (clockwise)


Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Last reviewed: March 15, 2024 by Jenny

Next review due: September 15, 2024

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