Cotswold Canals

Follow a series of delightful waterways from Framilode to Lechlade on this waterside walk through Gloucestershire.
The walk starts at Framilode, next to the River Severn and folows the Stroudwater Canal and the River Frome to the market town of Stroud. You continue to Sapperton, following the River Frome and the Thames and Severn Canal. A wooded section through Hayley Wood follows before coming to Kemble where you will pass the source of the River Thames.
From Kemble you head to the village of Siddington and then on to South Cerney where you will pass the fabulous Cotswold Water Park which boasts 150 lakes, Nature Reserves and plenty of options for refreshment.
The final section takes you through the countryside towards Kempsford, passing the River Colne and the Fairford/Lechlade section of the Cotswold Water Park before arriving at the finish point at Lechlade.
There's much to enjoy on this walk with several waterside sections along various canals, rivers and lakes. There are also a series of quaint Cotswold villages with ancient churches, historic watermills and pretty waterside pubs for refreshment.

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Cotswold Canals Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map

Cotswold Canals Aerial Photo View Map

Distance41 miles (66 km)
Route Photos
Saul Junction
Stroud canal path
Thames Severn Canal
The infant River Thames near Kemble
Thames Severn Canal, Brimscombe
Old Mill near Chalford
Farmland between Ewen and Siddington
The old Roundhouse at the end of the former Thames and Severn canal, Lechlade

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Aerial Photo View of this route

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