GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

National Cycle Route 48

76 miles (123 km)

This signed Sustrans cycle route runs from Tetbury to Moreton-in-Marsh and Southam.
The route includes a mixture of quiet roads and some traffic free paths. On the way there are some splendid views of the Cotswolds countryside to enjoy.
Please note part of the section from Tetbury to Cirencester uses National Cycle Route 45 and the section between Northleach and Stow uses other roads not on route 48. This is to create a complete linear ride.
You start off in the Gloucestershire village of Tetbury following route 48 north east to Yew Tree cottages. Here you pick up NCN 45 and follow it east to Cirencester.
Here you pick up NCN 48 again and follow it north to Northleach. The next section is not part of the route, following pleasant country lanes to the picture postcard Cotswold villages of Bourton on the Water and Lower Slaughter.
At Stow on the Wold you join up again with NCN 48 following it to Moreton in Marsh Todenham, Shipston on Stour, Tysoe, Farnborough and Fenny Compton before finishing near Southam in Warwickshire. Here you can continue your ride by linking up with National Cycle Route 41 at Long Itchington.
Route 48 also has a section in Leicestershire which you can pick up in the lovely Watermead Country Park.

National Cycle Route 48 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

National Cycle Route 48 Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Abbey Grounds, Cirencester - - 3889912

Abbey Grounds, Cirencester

Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England-24Oct2010

Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

High Street, Northleach - - 4253059

High Street, Northleach

Market Hill -Southam -Warwickshire

Market Hill -Southam -Warwickshire

GPS Files

GPX File

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