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I am planning to have a cycle trip from Cornwall to London. Now, I wanted to download some GPX files so I will have some routes, in particular the National Cycle Route number 3, on my gps device.

Having a GPX file is somewhat crucial because some turns these routes make into some lost lanes are impossible to find when signs are missing or hidden in the vegetation.

There is a website that looks quite helpful:

Unfortunately, when I click on one of the gpx links, like this one here for route number 3:

... well, then i only receive an emtpy gpx-template that goes like this (see below)

Hope you can help me, before my trip starts next weekend!

Cheers & Thanks a lot! Arne

=================== START OF DOWNLOADED FILE ========

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?> <gpx xmlns="" creator="OSM Route Manager" version="1.1" xmlns:xsi="" xsi:schemalocation=" &lt;a href=" http:="""" gpx="" 1="" 1="" gpx.xsd"="">">"> </gpx>

=============EDN OF FILE --- THATS REALLY IT...=============

asked 05 May '15, 17:44

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You can download GPX routes, made using OpenStreetMap data, for many NCN routes from (disclaimer: my site!). Some routes have full route guides (see the 'Route Guides' menu) with a GPX link, while others can be found just by searching for (say) 'NCN 2'.

These differ from those available for download from other sites in that the routes are 'ordered' (i.e. each road follows on another) rather than being a collection of disparate segments.

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answered 05 May '15, 18:54

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This is essetially the same problem as described in this question. Go to , select "routes", select "NCN 3" and then "GPX".

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answered 05 May '15, 17:54

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