GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Walk around Northleach

4 miles (6 km)

Enjoy a circular walk around the market town of Northleach. The interesting town has a 14th century church and is home to the Old Prison museum and visitor centre, also called Escape to the Cotswolds. The route makes use of the waymarked North Cotswold Diamond Way and the Monarch's Way to explore the countryside around the town and visit the neighbouring village of Farmington.
Starting in the centre of town head south along the Diamond Way to Helen's Ditch. You then head east to Upper End, before turning north to Farmington. The little village has an old church, pretty cottages and a village green. At Farmington you pick up the Monarch's Way and head west back into Northleach, passing the noteworthy Eastington Manor on the way.
To extend your walking in the area just head a couple of miles east and visit Sherborne Park. The National Trust owned estate includes pleasure grounds, woodland trails and a 19th century ice house.

Northleach OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Northleach Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Back in the town The Wheatsheaf Inn is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. The 17th century former coaching inn has roaring fires in the winter and lovely gardens for warmer weather. You can find them on West Road with a postcode of GL54 3EZ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country trails make for a fine dog walk and the Wheatsheaf pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just a few miles west of the town you'll find the Chedworth Roman Villa. There's some nice woodland trails around Chedworth Woods and the ruins of a large, 4th century Romano-British villa complete with wonderful mosaics, bathhouses and latrines.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cotswolds Walks page.


War Memorial, Northleach - - 829916

War Memorial, Northleach. Situated in the Market Place.

Northleach High Street - - 829908

High Street. The approach to the Market Place from the east.

Old prison and police station, Northleach - - 190202

Former prison and police station, designed by William Blackburn and built in 1791.

Northleach, Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul - - 33960

Northleach, Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul

Signs of autumn in Farmington - - 1485101

Signs of autumn in Farmington

Eastington Manor

Eastington Manor House

Dovecote and barn at Eastington Geograph-4613859-by-Derek-Harper

Dovecote and barn at Eastington

Footpath through a shelter belt - - 1515305

Footpath through a shelter belt. To Eastington Upper End. Walkers would be advised to use the gate as the stone stile to the right lands you in a deep patch of nettles on the other side!


GPS Files

GPX File

Northleach.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Northleach.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)